New onboard DVR
Posted 05 July 2004 - 08:33 PM
Has anyone bought one of these?
Posted 07 July 2004 - 11:59 AM
google for details.
mark de blok
Posted 09 July 2004 - 11:08 AM
People like Larry are very interested in the real life experiences of this thing that seems to out-do all other recorders.
Rob van Gelder, Bangkok, Thailand.
Posted 09 July 2004 - 11:28 AM
I've been using the system for about a year, not only on the sled but also as the video assist recorder for the A camera. It is not very solid build but has a lot of nice features, it will work with an ordinary philips remote and it is very easy to change hard disk. After recording it will also play the last recording and it is easy to play in slomo or to make a still, quality of the picture is amazing; it is hard to see a difference between live or play back. The recorder itself will need a stable 12v supply, so no 13.2. Service is terrible so if you buy one make sure not to buy it directly from the factory. Google for Clipmaker to find more info and on where to buy ( it is expensive compared to tape)
Posted 26 September 2004 - 09:02 PM
The (I admit- home use only) programs that I use can only handle AVI files.
(Pinnacle Studio 7)
Posted 26 September 2004 - 09:06 PM
Posted 30 October 2004 - 01:25 PM
Fast Forward Video (FFV) Mini DVR Pro and OEM Outrider DVR
dual compact flash or 2.5" hard drives
user selectable compression
4 to 20 minutes per GB
composite and YC in/out
Posted 30 October 2004 - 08:42 PM
The usage of memory is a concern, very pricy compared to tape if you want a reasonable quality. What does a 2,5" minidrive 2 or 4 gig cost nowadays?
But it is sure nice, also with the GPI trigger input so you can start it automatically when the camera starts.
Posted 30 October 2004 - 09:01 PM
40 G 2,5" HDD is about $185 , you´ve got a lot of space, about 2,5 hours on a disc in the highest resolution (around 160 minutes) but you´ve got a spinning disk that could fail.
So that´s about $75 per hour.
With the Sandisk cards they mention you have a 2gig card with no moving elements for .........around $300. That wil give you 8 minutes on high quality or 40 minutes on low resolution.
Compared to the HDD this is $ 2250 per hour in High Quality.................
My wallet is empty now, I will stick to tape until some BIIIG job comes up!
Posted 30 October 2004 - 09:53 PM
Posted 31 October 2004 - 12:08 AM
GPI = General purpose interface, a port that will allow you so switch something on or off, works together of course with the GPI-output where you can connect anything to be switched on or off with the proper electronics.
Normally you have to connect this input either to ground or to a certain voltage, to get the required action.
more info: google on gpi input
Posted 01 November 2004 - 03:14 PM
I just got off the phone with the Fast Forward Rep. in our area. The List Price is scheduled to be $3,495.00 USD. Storage is not included. At this time, there are no prototypes available for the reps in the U.S. They have just re-packaged the units. See FFV product PDF. That is the new package, they just can't get enough of them just yet. Delivery is scheduled for the end of the year. (Meaning January or February.)
Posted 08 March 2007 - 04:39 PM
Just in case you are still interested in the Mini DVR Pro from Fast Forward Video the price has just been reduced to $2,295 and CF cards are available up to 16 Gb now and the 8Gb cards are only around $300, way cheaper than a year or 2 ago. FFV also have a new portable recorder the NDT 200 check out the recent posts on this unit.