VITEC Focus FS-H70 Portable Proxy Recorder with SDI Input & Wi-Fi Adapter

VITEC Focus FS-H70 Portable Proxy Recorder with SDI Input & Wi-Fi Adapter

VITEC Focus FS-H70 Portable Proxy Recorder with SDI Input & Wi-Fi Adapter


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Product Highlights

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

VITEC FS-H70 Overview

  • 1Description

Designed for video professionals, the Vitec Multimedia Focus FS-H70 Portable Proxy Recorder with SDI 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-H70 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-H70 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 superimposed (OSD)
Timecode Support (Record): SDI embedded (RP188) and internal (Free Run / Rec Run / Clock)
Start/Stop trigger from camera
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: HD/SD broadcast and professional cameras
Half D1 to 1080p30 recording (from 500 kb/s to 8 Mb/s)
File compatibility with popular smartphones, tablets, computers, and NLEs
Synchronized recording and timecode burn-in, 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, breaking news, and dailies
FCC and CE compliant
In the Box
VITEC Focus FS-H70 Portable Proxy Recorder with SDI 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-H70 Specs

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

    If HD In: 320 x 180

    If SD In: 320 x 240 / 384 x 288

    Bitrate 500 kb/s

    Proxy Standard

    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: 3.4 W
    With Wi-Fi Adapter: 4.3 W
    Autonomy Without Wi-Fi Adapter: 5 hours
    With Wi-Fi Adapter: 3 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 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.8 x 6.8 x 4.1"

    VITEC FS-H70 Reviews

    Focus FS-H70 Portable Proxy Recorder with SDI Input & Wi-Fi Adapter is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice solid recorder. Uses AC or proprietary battery. I rated this 5 stars because as far as I could tell, it delivered all that it promised, and is a well thought out recorder. But I am a legal videographer. I would have used the H70 to record legal depositions using the MP4 format as backup for my Panasonic HPX 170's P2 card recordings, however after purchasing the H70, and hooking it up to the 170, I discovered the camera's SDI spigot doesn't send a date/time stamp along with the video. The video clarity was great considering the format, but with no date/time stamp, it wouldn't work for me and I had to return it. B&H's return process is just the best you could want from a company. Regarding the WiFi Adapter. I thought I'd never use the thing, but after trying to start and stop the H70 using it's on-board controls (on my camera, no start/stop/pause is outputted via the SDI), depending on how you have the H70 mounted, pressing on the on-board controls can cause your tripod and/or camera to shake. Therefore I looked a little harder at the Owner's Manual regarding using the WiFi Adapter as a wireless interface from my iPad. THAT worked VERY well.
    Date published: 2016-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT PRODUCT This Vitec Proxy recorder not only just works but really works well! We currently use it a few different ways. We use it for a quick on demand file. As soon as a meeting is over, we can quickly upload a high quality file for download or create multiple renditions from it. You can also play out of Premiere/FinalCut directly into it if you have to make an edit. Sometimes quicker to playout realtime to proxy recorder than to mixdown from computer. We also use it in the TV truck to record a quad split of all the recorders, that we then upload to an FTP and the producers can quickly download and start pulling clips/head-shots. This helped us get away from using DVDs Finally, we use it for EFP/B-Roll work. With the SDI loop, we can feed a monitor for producer and record proxys of the record. The master record files are really large so having s small proxy files WITH timecode embedded in the SDI, for MOV file, REALLY helps with workflow. Files are small enough to quickly upload to dropbox or FTP that producers can then access. Having trigger record and pre-roll record is also a great feature for EFP/B-Roll so you never miss a shot and the built in battery is very great. Also, the support for these products is outstanding! Very helpful! A+ across the board. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
    Date published: 2016-05-12
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