VITEC Focus FS-H50 Proxy Recorder with WiFi Adapter

VITEC Focus FS-H50 Proxy Recorder with WiFi Adapter

VITEC Focus FS-H50 Proxy Recorder with WiFi Adapter

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Product Highlights

  • Low Bit-Rate H.264 Recorder
  • Composite Input / Standard Definition

VITEC FS-H50 overview

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Designed for video professionals, the Vitec Multimedia Focus FS-H50 Proxy Recorder with WiFi Adapter packs a wealth of functionality into a sleek and durable package that is no bigger than a deck of cards and weighs only a bit more. This proxy recorder simplifies acquisition workflow by recording low bit-rate H.264 clips, either concurrently with high resolution content recorded by a camera or independently. The proxy clips can be instantly streamed to mobile devices and uploaded to networks or video platforms for sharing and collaboration, without transcoding.

This model includes composite video and analog audio inputs.

The portable Focus FS-H50 Recorder can be attached to all professional camcorders as well as to video sources including switchers, POV cameras, broadcast streams, and VTRs. It records up to 650 hours of content on a standard 32GB SDHC card (sold separately) and supports industry-standard wrappers such as QuickTime MOV, MP4, and AVC HD.

Proxy files may be transferred to video sharing web sites or mobile devices simply by inserting the SDHC media card (sold separately) into a computer. Content may be easily uploaded via Wi-Fi with the included Wi-Fi Adapter, which also enables users to preview live video input, access/upload recorded clips, operate Focus FS-H50 Recorder controls and change settings.

Portable, fanless low power recorder
LCD and 4 button operations
On camera, H.264, proxy, and retro-cache recording
Timecode Support (Record): Internal (Free Run / Rec Run / Clock)
Instant video snapshot
Clip compatibility with NLEs, Mac, PC, Tablets
Wi-Fi capabilities with the included Vitec USB Adapter: Live input Preview to iOS / Mac / PC, Text Memo and Metadat input, recorder clip preview, download of content, remote control (record & snapshot), and unit configuration and status
USB 2.0 support with the included Vitec Wi-Fi Adapter
DC or battery powered
Targeted Source: Analog and surveillance cameras
Half D1 to 720 x 540 recording (from 500 kb/s to 1.5 Mb/s)
File compatibility with popular smartphones, tablets, computers, and NLEs
Pre-recording and live snapshot features (full frame capture of the video input)
Flexible camera-mount options including camera mount cradle
Included VITEC Wi-Fi Adapter enables live video input preview using HLS or RTSP streaming and is compatible with computers and iOS mobile devices (iPad/iPhone), and wireless recorder control
Applications: Broadcast, surveillance, and studio and field production
FCC and CE compliant
In the Box
VITEC Focus FS-H50 Proxy Recorder with WiFi Adapter
  • 12V Power Adapter
  • Vitec WiFi Adapter
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Cradle for Camera Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VITEC FS-H50 specs

    Input Standard: SD
    Video Inputs Composite
    Audio Input Analog audio (RCA), 2 channels
    Media SDHC card (sold separately)
    File Format MOV, MP4, AVCHD
    Video Recording Codec H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10)
    Color Mode: 4:2:0
    Scanning Mode: Progressive
    Mode Proxy Light
    Resolution: 320 x 240 / 384 x 288 if SD In
    Bitrate 500 kb/s
    Proxy Standard
    Resolution: 640 x 480 / 720 x 540
    Bitrate: 1.5 Mb/s
    Audio Recording AAC-L C, 2 channels (48 kHz, 160 kb/s)
    Power Consumption Without WiFi Adapter: 1.5 W
    With WiFi Adapter: 2.4 W
    Autonomy Without WiFi Adapter: 9 hours
    With WiFi Adapter: 6 hours
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.3 x 3.3 x 1.3" (135.0 x 84.0 x 34.0 mm)
    Weight Without Battery: 0.46 lb (0.21 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.3 x 6.6 x 3.7"

    VITEC FS-H50 reviews

    Focus FS-H50 Proxy Recorder with WiFi Adapter is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Composite Recorder Great Composite recorder providing nice video quality (I record H.264 MOV clips). It seems reliable and stable and so far no complaints compared to cheaper solutions I tried before. The box is so light that it feels cheap but it is not, the box is solid enough for my use. I like the black soft touch finish of the recorder.
    Date published: 2016-02-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could have been better The device is doing what it's suppose to do. But the way it is build... I can't believe that i just paid $$ for this.. It's a cheap slim plastic, and when you open the battery compartment there is a huge microchip right in front of you. They didn't even bother to hide it.It is not compact in size at all and doesn't look very reliable. However, there are no other option in this price range for composite video recording.
    Date published: 2016-01-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked great...then didn't Product was as advertised and worked great until 15 months after purchase. Contacted Vitec for support and told they won't support product after a year after purchase. Also, they didn't suggest any supported repair facilities. For the cost of this product, it should work 15 months after purchase. Vitec doesn't seem to stand behind their products long term. Won't purchase again.
    Date published: 2016-01-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product Product worked as advertised for the first 15 months, then stopped working properly. Vitec helped to troubleshoot the issue and ended up replacing the unit. It's a great product for the price.
    Date published: 2016-03-09
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