Fast Forward Video sideKick HD Portable Digital Video Recorder

BH #FASKHD • MFR #301-TA090-1
Fast Forward Video
Fast Forward Video sideKick HD Portable Digital Video Recorder
Key Features
  • Camera Mountable
  • 1080i/p, 720p (NTSC/PAL)
  • 4.3" On-board Monitor (480 x 272)
  • Captures 4:2:2 10-bit Video @220Mbps
Fast Forward Video's sideKick HD is a portable digital video recorder that captures high-quality 4:2:2 video, at up to 220Mbps, onto a removable 2.5" solid state drive. With its HD-SDI and HDMI inputs/outputs, 4.3" LCD monitor, and ability to mount to any camera via its 1/4"-20 screw mount, the sideKick is an essential piece of the production process.
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Fast Forward Video sideKick HD Overview

Fast Forward Video's sideKick HD is a portable digital video recorder that captures high-quality 4:2:2 video, at up to 220Mbps, onto a removable 2.5" solid state drive. With its HD-SDI and HDMI inputs/outputs, 4.3" LCD monitor, and ability to mount to any camera via its 1/4"-20 screw mount, the sideKick is an essential piece of the production process.

But its advantages don't end with production alone: the unit's ability to record 1080i/p and 720p video directly to NLE-friendly codecs--currently Apple ProRes, with more to come--means no transcoding of footage and edit-ready video as soon as you say "Cut." Clips can be reviewed or renamed using multiple playback options, then the removable drive can be handed off to an editor or client for review--keeping your workflow streamlined and efficient.

Capture the highest quality video that your HD camera can produce:

  • up to 220 Mbps
  • 4:2:2 sampling
  • 10-bit quantization
Give post-production an option of preferred recording codecs:

  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Apple ProRes 422
  • In the future, more codec options will be available via purchased firmware updates
Record directly to high quality NLE formats-eliminating extra transcoding time which may degrade image quality.
Be sure you got the shot with the 4.3" on-board confidence monitor, which provides simple playback options including scrub and jog.
Increase record times with larger capacity non-proprietary 2.5" solid state drives.
Mount the sideKick HD anywhere with the power battery or cable option.
Capture everything with automatic recording and frame rate/resolution sensing capabilities.

Fast Forward Video sideKick HD Specs

Drive(1) Removable 2.5" SATA SSD
Display4.3" Color TFT (480 x 272)
Camera Mount1/4"-20 Thread
Supported ResolutionsSMPTE 274M (1080p: 29.97/25/23.98, 1080i: 59.94/50)
SMPTE 296M (720p: 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98)
CodecsApple ProRes 422 (HQ)
Apple ProRes 422 - standard

Future codecs upgradable via www.ffv.com
Compression Rate145 - 220 Mbps (max)
TimecodeEmbedded
Audio Sampling48KHz
Digital Audio Resolution24 bit
16 bit (analog)
Input/OutputHD-SDI w/8-ch Embedded Audio: BNC (x1 Input, x1 Output)
HDMI w/Audio: Type C Mini (x1 Input, x1 Output)
Analog Audio/Mic: 3.5mm (x1 Input)
Headphone: 3.5mm Stereo Jack (x1 Output)
USB 2.0 (x1)
Power Connector: Mini XLR (x1)
Operating Temperature32° - 104°F (0° - 40°C)
Power Supply 12VDC
Anton Bauer or V-Lock battery adapter cable or external battery w/charger option
Power Requirements9-16VDC
Power Consumption16-21W
Dimensions (WxHxD)6.25 x 4.2 x 2.1" (15.9 x 10.7 x 5.3 cm)
Weight10 oz (283.5g)

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