Softron MovieRecorder DV

Softron MovieRecorder DV

Softron MovieRecorder DV

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Softron MovieRecorder DV

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Product Highlights

  • Records Video Via FireWire Converter
  • Captures Only In DV
  • Ingests Multiple Inputs Simultaneously
  • Edit-While-Ingest Supported
  • Record 8 SD, 4 HD Streams On One Mac
  • Schedule Your Recordings
  • Connect 2 DV Decks Per FireWire Bus
  • No Transcoding, Re-Linking, Re-Rendering
  • Bundled With MovieRecorder Control
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  • 1Description

The MovieRecorder DV software from Softron is an application that records video via a FireWire Converter. It captures only in DV, but is capable of ingesting multiple inputs simultaneously on a single workstation, even a laptop computer. Video clips captured with MovieRecorder are editable during ingest, which is highly convenient for live sports editing. Enjoy the freedom to schedule your recordings.

Designed especially for live ingest, MovieRecorder DV works with cameras, tape decks and live feeds. The multichannel option bundled here at no extra cost permits you to connect 2 DV decks per FireWire bus and record from them using a single application.

MovieRecorder provides a cost effective method of capturing video for collaborative editing. There's no media transcoding, re-linking or re-rendering required! Post sessions are now far more manageable, thanks to pre-editing beginning at ingest and content being totally online and easily searchable. With Edit while Ingest, you now have the ability to start editing in Final Cut Pro mere seconds after ingest has begun.

Record as many as 8 streams of standard definition (SD) video on one Mac and as many as 4 high definition (HD) streams. The only limiting factors are your CPU and storage. If you require greater then 4, no sweat--you can have multiple computers but control all ingest from a single workstation via MovieRecorder Control or MovieRecorder Remote. Performing a multi-cam ingest is simple using the gang record.

Users often find themselves in need of media that is "edit-ready," even while the event being recorded continues. MovieRecorder allows Edit while Ingest on multiple destinations for redundancy. The software gives you a choice between scheduling recordings for later use or editing clips while they are being captured--using, say, Final Cut Pro.

The easiest way to record to disc is known as crash recording. The best part is that you don't have to be a specialist to be able to work it. Just press the record button in the user interface and your recording will begin immediately. You can also automate recordings, making unattended scheduled recording possible and thus significantly improving productivity and workflow. With MovieRecorder software, scheduled recording is as simple as programming your VCR, since it's integrated right into the program. Schedule recordings to automatically begin at a designated date and time.

Your software is bundled with MovieRecorder Control, an application enabling you to monitor and control one or multiple networked ingest stations from a single workstation, thus freeing up resources in any suite. What's more is that with MovieRecorder control, you've got gang recording capability. Let's say you have multiple feeds incoming simultaneously. With gang recording, you can begin several MovieRecorder applications at the same time and keep them perfectly in sync with one another!

Optional MovieRecorder Remote and MovieRecorder Remote HD, applications for the iPhone and iPad, respectively, are available from the AppStore. They enable you to monitor and control one or more networked ingest stations from your iOS device. This simplifies the task of taking control of your ingest stations. MovieRecorder Remote HD also features gang recording and lets you customize your layout to your liking.

Primary Features

Record one or more video signals on your Mac--up to 8!
Perform manual or scheduled recordings
Timer lets you automatically stop a manual recording after a designated time
Simultaneously record to multiple destinations for redundancy

Multiple Ingest

Up to 8 SD ingests and 4 HD ingests on a single Mac 1
The multichannel option bundled here at no extra cost permits you to connect 2 DV decks per FireWire bus and record from them using a single application. This is one advantage over the PCI version of MovieRecorder, which requires one full license per channel
Compatible with Multi-cam clips for the majority of editing software, including Avid, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro X


Control any number of MovieRecorder via MovieRecorder Control (bundled with software), or the optional MovieRecorder Remote and Remote HD, applications for the iPhone and iPad, respectively (not included; available from the AppStore)
AppleScriptable, enabling you to develop your own AppleScripts to control from third party software
Open to third party integration. Controlled via Telnet. The protocol is simple to implement and the same as that used for MovieRecorder Remote and MovieRecorder Control


Set a recording duration and it will be updated (longer or shorter) at the conclusion of the recording
Compatible with the majority of editing applications, including Final Cut Pro X


Schedule daily and weekly recordings
Every scheduled item can have its own destination / file name
You can export or import schedules as XML for third party integration
Manage schedules remotely via MovieRecorder Remote (optional) or MovieRecorder Control

Other Features

Start an AppleScript automatically at the start or end of a recording
Disable warnings when used in Remote sessions
Automatically add numbers to your file names
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
Minimum System Requirements HD: For single, dual and quad configurations, requires appropriate hardware and depends on codec; not supported for octo (8) configuration
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
RAM: 4.0 GB for single; 6.0 GB for dual; 12 GB for quad or octo
Monitor must be connected to keep Open GL active - unless one of following conditions met: Use an "active" KVM that will keep the output active, such as those by Aten; use a device like "DVI-Detective" from Gefen; use the DVI (or mini-DisplayPort) to VGA converter and add a device such as Dr. Bott gHEAD / gHEAD II; for Mini DisplayPort only, use products such as those from Kanexlive that keep the output active
MacPro types supported: 2009 (can be G5 for SD) for single ingest; 2010 6 Core for dual ingest; 2010 12 core for quad or octo ingest
Compatible Storage: Any that can sustain required constant write speed (depending on number of streams, codec and format)
Compatible Video Cards AJA Video Systems:
Io HD - FireWire, supported for single ingest, not supported for multi ingest

MOTU HD Express - FireWire, not tested for single ingest, not supported for multi ingest
MOTU HDX-SDI - FireWire, not tested for single ingest, not supported for multi ingest
MOTU V4HD - FireWire, supported for single ingest, not supported for multi ingest

FireWire Devices (such as Canopus or a camera) - supported for single ingest and multi ingest
Supported Codecs DV-PAL (DV stream)
DV / DVCPRO-NTSC (DV stream)
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