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CitiDisk HD

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Optimized for Panasonic DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50 & DV video professionals

With its small form-factor, high-capacity and rugged design, CitiDISK HD is ideally suited for broadcast and video professionals in the field. Typical applications include event video, corporate video, weddings, ceremonies and other similar events.

Camera-Controlled Recording with or without tape

Records DV streams via camera's REC button with P2 card or tape inserted, or by CitiDISK HD's REC button without P2 card or tape.

Native Quicktime (MOV), AVI2 & Canopus AVI file format support

Current firmware release does not support P2-MXF. User is able to upgrade the firmware once it is released. However, by choosing Quicktime (MOV), or AVI2 or Canopus AVI saves the conversion time from "MXF to MOV", or "MXF to AVI2".

Quick Play last captured scene and Play All captured scences

Note: Current firmware release does not support DVCPRO HD 1080i or 720p video playback to viewfinder, such function will be added later on by free of charge firmware upgrade. However, DVCPro50 and DVCPro playback function is supported.

Archive DV Tape content

Archives taped DV streams by pressing CitiDISK HD's REC button with camera in VCR mode. Video clips are stored as file format supported in pre-formatted FAT32 hard drive folders.

Note: Current firmware release supports MOV and AVI2, will add MXF support later once it is released. 

Multiple DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50 & DV formats and Audio sampling rate detection

CitiDISK HD automatically detects incoming MiniDV/DVCam/DVCPRO (DV or DV25), DVCPRO50 or DVCPRO HD (DV100) stream formats and 2-ch-16bit-48Khz/2-ch-16bit-44.1Khz/4-ch-12bit-32khz audio sampling rates, and provides record/playback in either format.

Pre-Scene Loop recording

DV stream is buffered in internal memory and instantly recorded to the unit's hard drive when the REC button is pressed or REC command is selected. This function helps avoiding the loss of important scenes.

Non-Stop Shooting through combination of batteries

CitiDISK HD embeds a 90-minutes rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery that automatically kicks in when the 3-hours external battery runs low. This seamless battery power changeover ensures non-stop shooting capability no need to shut down the unit.

Plug 'n Play - Instant HD/DV Editing

CitiDISK HD appears as an external FireWire hard drive on the PC's or Mac's desktop. Video clips are immediately editable/playable by most NLE software packages.

Compact, Lightweight and Shock Resistant

CitiDISK HD is compact, lightweight (only 280 grams) and embeds a high-capacity laptop computer-grade hard drive (available in 80GB, 100GB or 120GB capacities) with inter shock absorption cushioning (all around) for maximum hard drive protection.

Flexibility - Multiple shooting Methods

CitiDISK HD includes a belt clip-configured pouch to shoot from the belt, with newly designed pouch pocket for multiple types of external battery packs. Optional mounting pocket bracketed with V-Mount or Gold-Mount fits at rear end of broadcast camera - accompanies one D-Tap connector to CitiDISK HD converting power cable.

Quick Erase Button and Utility Programs

Convenient one touch "Quick Erase" button provides instant file folder clean up to re-claim hard disk space. Utility programs included (PC and Mac-compatible).

Package Content:

1 x 6pin-4pin IEEE1394a (FireWire) cable included
1 x External DC +12V wall mount power adapter
1 x belt-configured carrying pouch
1 x Quick usage guide, warranty card and programs, full manual in CD
Dimension -- Width: 3" (77 mm); Height: 1" (25mm); Length: 5 and 5/8" (136 mm)
Weight -- 10 ounces (280 grams)