Shining Technology CitiDISK HDV External Hard Disk Recorder (250 GB)

Shining Technology CitiDISK HDV External Hard Disk Recorder (250 GB)

Shining Technology CitiDISK HDV External Hard Disk Recorder (250 GB)

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Shining Technology CitiDISK HDV External Hard Disk Recorder (250 GB)

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  • FireWire Interface
  • For DV, HDV, DVCPRO & DVCPRO HD Cameras
  • Camera-Controlled Recording
  • Offload Clips Directly to Your NLE
  • Pre-Scene Loop Recording
  • Clip Playback on Camera's LCD
  • Audio Sampling Rate Detection
  • Internal Shock-Absorption Cushion
  • Internal Rechargeable Battery
  • Belt Carrying Pouch Included
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  • 1Description
The Shining Technology CitiDISK HDV External Hard Disk Recorder (250 GB) uses FireWire to enable tapeless video acquisition directly to hard drive from your HDV, DV, or DVCPRO/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO HD camcorder. Recording files that are compatible with the broad range of nonlinear editing systems, the CitiDISK stores video clips as DV, AVI, MOV, or M2T formats (HDV streams are always stored as M2T).

By pressing the record button in your camcorder's VCR mode, you can easily archive HD, HDV, or DV footage to available formats for backup purposes. The recorder accepts commands from the camcorder, and the playback functions let you navigate clips on the camcorder's viewfinder.

The CitiDISK HDV recorder automatically detects incoming MiniDV, DVCAM, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO HD & HDV stream formats and 2-channel/16bit/48 kHz, 2-channel/16-bit/44.1 kHz & 4-channel/12-bit/32 kHz audio sampling rates, and it provides recording & playback support for all of these formats.

With pre-scene loop recording, you'll never miss an important scene, as the HDV/DV/DV50 streams are continuously buffered in internal memory and instantly recorded to the unit's hard drive when the record button is pressed.

A 90-minute rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery is embedded in the recorder, and this ensures non-stop shooting even after the optional 3-hour external battery (not included) power drains. The lightweight recorder is shock-resistant, with internal shock-absorption cushioning. A belt-configured carrying pouch is included in the package, which can fit multiple types of external battery packs.

The external hard disk recorder uses a FireWire interface, allowing tapeless video acquisition
Footage from HDV/DV camcorder tapes is converted into formats that are compatible with NLEs
Video clips from the camcorder are stored in one of DV, AVI, MOV, or M2T formats in a pre-formatted FAT32 hard drive (HDV streams are always stored in M2T format)
HDV/DV footage can be easily archived to available formats for backup by pressing the record button in with the camera in VCR mode
Playback from the camcorder's viewfinder is supported
Automatically detects incoming video and audio formats
Pre-scene loop recording
Features a 90-minute rechargeable lithium polymer battery that ensures non-stop shooting even after the optional 3-hour external (not included) battery power has drained
Lightweight and compact
Shock-resistant: internal shock-absorption cushioning
Includes a belt-configured carrying pouch, which can fit multiple types of external battery packs
In the Box
Shining Technology CitiDISK HDV External Hard Disk Recorder (250 GB)
  • 6-Pin-to-4-Pn IEEE 1394A (FireWire) Cable
  • External DC & 12V Wall Mount Power Adapter
  • Belt-Configured Carrying Pouch
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Capacity 250 GB
    Interface FireWire (IEEE 1394A)
    File Formats AVI, DV, MOV, M2T
    Compatibility HDV: Sony FX1, Z1U, Canon XL H1, JVC ProHD 100
    DV: Most DVCAM, MiniDV, and DV cameras
    DVCPRO/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO HD: Panasonic HVX200, HDX900, AG-HPX170 (HPX173: PAL), AG-HPX300 (HPX303: PAL), AG-HPX500, AG-HVX200A, HVX200, HVX220 (HVX203: PAL), HDX900, AG-DVC30(E), AG-DVC60(E), AG-AC160EJ
    Dimensions (WxHxL) 3 x 1 x 5.62" (7.62 x 2.54 x 14.27 cm)
    Weight 10 oz (283.5 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.1 x 7.0 x 2.7"

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