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#1 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 12:52 PM

Steadicam Onboard Digital Recorder

Finally a workable plug-and-play digital onboard video assist recorder for Steadicam. Designed by an operator for operators. Never again modify a low resolution device and ?settle? for a 320x240 resolution HALF TV image

The S-DVR is a High Resolution 720x480 recorder with user selectable data rates that can exceed most DVD?s. Broadcast quality data rates up to 10Mb/sec. Tivo-style video loop records continuously so you don?t have to remember to start the recorder. Avoid the ?oops? moment when the DP asks to see the shot from your recorder. Audio In that is Comtec-ready or record from the built in stereo mics. Data files are MPEG-2 and instantly viewable on a computer, or import them for your reel on the spot.

? PRO standard Recorder Interface (5 pin Lemo)
? Video looping (Tivo) feature (user selectable) records until stopped
? Records audio and video directly to removable Compact Flash cards
? Typical CF card can hold approx. 45 minutes of high resolution video*
? Can use large capacity CF cards up to 8 gigabytes
? Able to trigger activate
? Optional wired remote for power and start/stop recording
? Powered by external 12V DC or four internal AA batteries
? On board stereo microphone
? Accepts external audio or common microphone inputs
? Outputs in real time audio/video to external monitor
? Shock proof, ruggedized and water resistant
? Digital video is ready for transfer to CD, computer or internet
? Can be used for playback
? Menu LCD and membrane switch panel for programming and selections
? Exposed switches are power and record only -- everything else is covered
? Easily mountable anywhere
? Intelligent power supply can filter out dirty external power and voltage swings
? Power supply senses low battery and switches to internal AA batteries
? Approximate size -- 3" x 5" x 1.5"

S-DVR w/PRO Standard Recorder Interface $1150
Cine Gear Special (through June 17, 2005) $ 950

To order please email me

Expected delivery early August 2005

*A bitrate of 8 Mb/s is 1 MB/s, 60 MB/min, or 3.6 GB/hour. A 512MB CF card would support 5 min at 13 Mb/s, 10 min at 6.7 Mb/s, 20 min at 3.3 Mb/s, or 30 min at 2.25 Mb/s
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Posted 03 June 2005 - 03:40 PM

"To order please email me"

are you dealing these through cine gear, or is that part of the 'june 17 special'?
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#3 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 05:55 PM

Eric,
Is this something you are making on your own or are you working with a company to develop these?
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#4 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 11:24 PM

"To order please email me"

are you dealing these through cine gear, or is that part of the 'june 17 special'?

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I don't understand your question. If you want one email me or find me at cinegear or Dalts
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#5 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:01 AM

"To order please email me"

are you dealing these through cine gear, or is that part of the 'june 17 special'?

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I don't understand your question. If you want one email me or find me at cinegear or Dalts

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I'll chat with you later today.
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#6 mattmarek

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:19 AM

'I don't understand your question. If you want one email me or find me at cinegear or Dalts '

i'll re word my question:

do we need to go through eric fletcher to own one of these recorders? do we need to go through eric fletcher to buy one at discout price? did you help with design or are a part of sales?
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#7 Jeff Muhlstock SOC

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 09:50 AM

Weight???
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#8 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 10:21 AM

'I don't understand your question. If you want one email me or find me at cinegear or Dalts '

i'll re word my question: 

do we need to go through eric fletcher to own one of these recorders?  do we need to go through eric fletcher to buy one at discout price?  did you help with design or are a part of sales?

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Yes you talk to me to order one.
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#9 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 10:22 AM

Weight???

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8 oz less if you don't install 4 AA's for backup/off rig use
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#10 Charles Papert

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 11:31 AM

Sounds great Eric, can you post some pictures of the system? Perhaps even mounted on your sled (for scale)? Interested in the interface--playback/fast forward/rewind buttons etc. Also please include pictures of the on-screen menu, clip selection etc.
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#11 Fred Davis

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 02:23 PM

Standard PRO 5-pin connector interface, allowing video input & playback thru a single plug.

I's the li'l things that count, baby!
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#12 Frederic Chamberland

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 08:30 PM

This is from the Chasecam website...Prototype picture of the PDR100...

Prototype
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 05:27 PM

I don't know that I'd want to be the first on my block to purchase anything endorsed by the less-than-esteemed Mr. Steve Byro (spectrabei) as the Chasecam product is. Who knows, it might be great, but with that name affiliated, buyer beware!

I'm sorry Eric if this is getting away from your original post about your new product (which sounds great). I just wouldn't want people to confuse your new recorder with the one being touted by the infamous Steve Byro.


Brooks Robinson

PS As I mentioned above, I don't know anything about the Chasecam product. I do however have extensive knowlege of Steve Byro. I find it curious that he would attempt to hijack Eric's thread (about his new recorder) to pitch some unknown rival product not associated with Eric's: all without signing his name, and instead using his company name (spectrabei). One would assume that is due to all his bad press on this forum (and word of mouth), and that he is attempting to sell some product without disclosing that he is the one selling it. Sneaky sneaky!
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#14 Larry McConkey

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 08:52 AM

I am definitely interested in this product! I would love to see a picture or two showing relationship to screen location, connector positions, ext. 'what sort of menu system is involved with selecting takes, repeating them, deleting them, editing cuts together, pulling up designated freeframes to display against live frames, . I have a avery small, very high quality Dsnap camera that works wonders but is a little slow using the menu system abased on a Pansonic DSnap camera with a useable monitor but it must be kept powered to avoid going through a menu selection process to set desired vidio inputs . Hoping yours is more intuitive and practical.
With a liite more info on physical setup and typical operation I am in to order one.

Larry
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#15 RobVanGelder

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 09:05 AM

just a rough calculation:

This S-DVR is $ 1150,- and needs a CF card that ranges from $ 70 (1Gig) to $ 1400,- (8Gig) (Amazon)

So total cost excluding shipping and import tax when not in US is $1220,- to $2550,- .......
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Sure, these prices will drop even more, specially on the High Capacity cards,
but for me it is unthinkable at this moment to buy something like this. So many tiny DV-cams with AV-input still available at half the price.... (which give at the end still a better picture then any HDD or CF card based system )
And then there is so much in development now in the Ipod-like market!
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