Specifically designed for the TV Broadcaster, the Micron HD delivers all the advantages of HD recording and playback in a powerful, compact unit with the lowest price per channel available!
As a high definition broadcast quality Digital Video Recorder, with the Micron HD you won’t have to compromise on image quality or rack space. The Micron HD offers the highest quality images available by utilizing the JPEG2000 codec in a powerful, compact unit that takes up only 1RU!
Exceptional Image Quality – Utilizes the visually lossless JPEG 2000 compression for SD/HD-SDI recording
Affordable – Lowest price per channel in the Broadcast Industry
Compact – 1 RU saves on rack space
Readily Available Media – Uses 2.5” removable SATA drive, the same one you will find in your laptop computer
Easy to Control (Controllability) – Use front panel control or remote control through RS422 connector on rear with Sony or Idetics protocol
Easy Access – Removable SATA drive with USB port for video file download
Compatible with the Omega HD and the Elite HD, the Micron HD is ideal for upgrading your current system. Replace your standard definition DVRs and analog tape decks with the Micron HD!
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Enclosed in a durable hard case, the HD3 provides the ability to record and instantly view recorded material from a standard 2.5” drive on a portable HD monitor. You’ll be able to tell instantly if the shot was right on the mark or needing to be reshot. Save time, make money. Simplify your photo shoots! Take the HD3. You won’t need anything else!
No Bulky Equipment to Carry - It’s compact, durable, hard case.
HD Monitor Included – Provides crisp, clear viewing of recorded material.
Highest Image Quality Available – Utilizes the visually lossless JPEG 2000 compression.
Versatile – Available in single or dual channel.
Affordable – Provides highest quality images at a low cost.
Streamlined workflow – Drag and drop functionality of the JPEG2000.mov file (only from FFV).
No hard-to-find proprietary products – Uses industry standard 2.5” drives and incorporates a USB located on the drive enclosure.
Easy as 1-2-3 – Record your material on the spot. Review. Remove drive for post production.
Delivers high quality HD images and the random access non-linear benefits of hard disk media.
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Compact Solid-State Digital Video Recorder Provides Rugged Solution for Capturing High-Action Scenes
Our Elite HD camera-mounted digital video recorder (DVR) is playing a critical behind-the-scenes role in capturing dramatic action sequences for TNT’s “The Closer.” Coupled with an HD point-of-view camera, the Elite HD gives the show’s producers a powerful, easy-to-use, and rugged solution for capturing scenes from helicopters, fast-moving cars, and other high-action locations.
Supplied by FFV dealer Inter Video, the Elite HD/HD camera combination replaces a less-efficient and more costly system in which the video was captured using small 16 mm or 35 mm film cameras. Because these cameras could only record a few minutes at a time, the crew’s ability to film long and involved action scenes was limited. Instead, the Elite HD enables the production crew to record several hours of footage onto a hot-swappable 2.5-inch SATA drive that can be easily removed and plugged into editing and playback systems without requiring conversion or downloading onto other media.
“We have worked with several FFVSD portable digital video recorders in the past, so it was a logical step to add the Elite HD to our inventory — and it is in high demand by our clients,” said Richard Clark, president of Inter Video. “There really is no other HD DVR solution on the market that is comparable to the Elite HD with its solid-state removable hard drive, and certainly nothing that meets our requirements for aerial, car, and action shots. When paired with a compact HD camera, the Elite HD gives us a compact bulletproof system for shooting in just about any rugged, high-action situation.”
In addition to its work on the set of “The Closer,” Inter Video has provided the Elite HD for a number of varied film and video projects, including an episode of the cable program “The Right Stuff” in which the Elite HD/HD camera combo was used to shoot footage from inside a NASA supersonic training jet that simulates weightlessness. Inter Video is also including the Elite HD as part of a client’s 3-D video project, in which the gear will be worn in a backpack for 3-D recording during extreme sports such as skateboarding.
“With any television, film, or commercial project, it’s all about the interesting ways to tell a story. The Elite HD/HD camera combo gives us a means of telling stories that was unavailable to us only six months ago,” said Clark. “The Elite HD is an important part of our toolkit and gives us a definite price/performance advantage over many of our competitors.”
Elite HD is the FIRST camera-mounted digital video recorder and player to harness the J2K compression codec for recording HD-SDI video signals. The Elite HD gives broadcasters a powerful new option for recording high quality video from any camera that provides an HD-SDI output at 1080i or 720p while simultaneously increasing record times, reducing recording media costs and streamlining workflow.
Camera back mount or standalone DVR
Gold Mount and V-mount
Discrete access to every frame
Record / Playback in HD
100 Mbit/s data rate
10 bit quantization
SMPTE 259M-C and SMPTE 292 (HD-SDI)
And much more!
State-of-the-Art HD Digital Video Recorder Enables Rich Set of Digital Effects for Slow-Motion Replay in Sports Coverage
Fast Forward Video (FFV) announced that its Omega HD broadcast-quality digital video recorder (DVR) has been selected as the central element in VideoLines Mobile’s new HD service offering. VideoLines Mobile, a full-service provider of mobile television broadcasting services with a focus on sports coverage, chose the Omega HD for its new HD production vehicle to provide sophisticated effects playout for slow-motion replay.
As the owner-operator of a fleet of mobile broadcast vehicles, VideoLines Mobile launched its HD production truck in response to its clients’ increased demand for top-of-the-line mobile HD production capabilities. The dual-disk Omega HD DVR works in conjunction with a Grass Valley Kayak switcher and Lance controller to synchronize a wide range of animated graphics for insertion into replay footage, including popular “splash-and-trash” effects and logo sweeps. Because one disk stores key signals and the other handles fill data, the DVR provides a clean transition for accessing the graphical components from the switcher and then inserting them into the replay video.
“We have been using FFV’s standard-definition DVRs for some time in our other trucks, so we are quite familiar with their durability, ease of use, and advanced capabilities. We were therefore very excited when FFV launched its Omega HD system,” said Dale Rhodes, president, VideoLines Mobile. “Today’s production companies are relying less on switchers to handle all of the functions required for sophisticated digital effects, and instead they are turning to state-of-the-art DVR systems for a more seamless transition. The Omega HD has enabled us to provide this capability at a price point that our market segment is seeking; in fact, many of our clients have come to expect FFV’s equipment in the trucks they lease.”
Since going online in January, VideoLines Mobile’s new HD truck has been hired out for coverage of several college basketball games as well as the opening ceremonies of the U.S. Winter Special Olympics.
“As mobile sports coverage in HD becomes more the norm than the exception, broadcasters and production companies are racing to air the highest-quality video possible — and that includes top-line slo-mo and replay capabilities with the dazzling graphical effects that users have come to expect. They’re also hoping to do it as cost-effectively as possible,” said Harry Glass, vice president of sales for FFV. “As VideoLines Mobile has shown, the Omega HD is the perfect solution for today’s mobile HD operations.”