VITEC Focus FS-H60 Portable Proxy Recorder with HDMI Input & Wi-Fi Adapter

VITEC Focus FS-H60 Portable Proxy Recorder with HDMI Input & Wi-Fi Adapter

VITEC Focus FS-H60 Portable Proxy Recorder with HDMI Input & Wi-Fi Adapter

B&H # VIFSH60W MFR # FSH60/VITEC
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • Low Bit-Rate H.264 Recorder
  • HDMI Input with Loop-Through
  • Camera Mountable

VITEC FS-H60 overview

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Designed for video professionals, the Vitec Multimedia Focus FS-H60 Portable Proxy Recorder with HDMI Input & Wi-Fi 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.

The portable Focus FS-H60 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-H60 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, and 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 for the included Vitec Wi-Fi Adapter
DC or battery powered
Targeted Source: D-SLRs, consumer/industrial cameras, and computers
Half D1 to 1080p30 recording (from 500 kb/s to 8 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: Breaking news, dailies, and events
FCC and CE compliant
In the Box
VITEC Focus FS-H60 Portable Proxy Recorder with HDMI Input & Wi-Fi Adapter
  • 12V Power Adapter
  • Wi-Fi Adapter
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Cradle for Camera Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VITEC FS-H60 specs

    Input Standard: HD / SD
    Video Inputs HDMI with loop
    Audio Input Embedded (HDMI), 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

    If HD In: 320 x 180

    If SD In: 320 x 240 / 384 x 288

    Bitrate 500 kb/s
     

    Proxy Standard
    Resolution

    HD: 340 x 360

    SD: 640 x 480 / 720 x 540

    Bitrate: 1.5 Mb/s

    Proxy Medium

    Resolution: 960 x 540

    Bitrate: 3 Mb/s

    Proxy High

    Resolution: 1280 x 720

    Bitrate: 5 Mb/s

    Proxy Premium

    1920 x 1080

    Bitrate: 8 Mb/s

    Audio Recording AAC-L C, 2 channels (48 kHz, 160 kb/s)
    Power Consumption Without Wi-Fi Adapter: 2 W
    With Wi-Fi Adapter: 2.9 W
    Autonomy Without Wi-Fi Adapter: 8 hours
    With Wi-Fi Adapter: 5 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)
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    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.3 x 6.6 x 3.6"

    VITEC FS-H60 reviews

    Focus FS-H60 Portable Proxy Recorder with HDMI Input & Wi-Fi Adapter is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliantly Versatile I use this product to receive a HDMI signal straight from my HMC150p and AC130p Panasonic cameras, to record an SD 4:3 640x480 MP4 straight from the best possible source and it works very cleverly. The amazing result I get from this small Standard Def recorded file is evident with the 1500Mbps Bit Rate, which is perfect to meet the standards of the Legal Video Industry I work in. There are a lot of different modes to set the FS H60 on and it all records beautifully on an SD Card. Also Vitec offer incredible support and are hungry to tackle any issues a customer may have with the aim to resolve. I love it. Accessories I Recommend:: Panasonic AG AC 130 Panasonic AG HMC 150
    Date published: 2015-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliantly Versatile I use this product to receive a HDMI signal straight from my HMC150p and AC130p Panasonic cameras, to record an SD 4:3 640x480 MP4 straight from the best possible source and it works very cleverly. The amazing result I get from this small Standard Def recorded file is evident with the 1500Mbps Bit Rate, which is perfect to meet the standards of the Legal Video Industry I work in. There are a lot of different modes to set the FS H60 on and it all records beautifully on an SD Card. Also Vitec offer incredible support and are hungry to tackle any issues a customer may have with the aim to resolve. I love it. Accessories I Recommend:: Panasonic AG AC 130 Panasonic AG HMC 150
    Date published: 2015-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliantly Versatile I use this product to receive a HDMI signal straight from my HMC150p and AC130p Panasonic cameras, to record an SD 4:3 640x480 MP4 straight from the best possible source and it works very cleverly. The amazing result I get from this small Standard Def recorded file is evident with the 1500Mbps Bit Rate, which is perfect to meet the standards of the Legal Video Industry I work in. There are a lot of different modes to set the FS H60 on and it all records beautifully on an SD Card. Also Vitec offer incredible support and are hungry to tackle any issues a customer may have with the aim to resolve. I love it.
    Date published: 2015-02-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great when it works; no out of warranty support For the most part this is a great device. That said, the HDMI jacks are a bit fragile - even when taking care in handling and storing the unit. I bought my FS-H60 via the B&H Used department. The unit arrived in great condition and worked extremely well for 6 months. After that there were connectivity issues with the HDMI In jack, so I contacted Vitec. The device was out of warranty so I asked to get it repaired. Communication with them about the issue was challenging for a number of reasons. Ultimately what it comes down to is Vitec has no repair department and no authorized repair facilities for out of warranty devices, which means that my FS-H60 is now a paperweight unless I can fix it on my own. So in short, this is a great device if you need proxy recordings. Be aware that even if it's well cared for you may develop problems with the HDMI jacks, and if it's out of warranty at that point in time you may be out of luck.
    Date published: 2017-12-07
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