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Shining Technology CitiDisk FW1258XD-CF CompactFlash Video Recorder without Card

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About the Shining Technology FW1258XD-CF

If you're working with video, you're probably working against the clock. And since you can't recapture time, CitiDISK CFR is a highly effective professional video asset. It connects to FireWire-enabled camcorders to instantly record (capture) footage digitally, eliminating the time-consuming process of digitizing DV/HDV/DVCProHD tapes or P2 cards into non-linear editing (NLE) systems.

CitiDISK CFR is the latest addition to Shining's award winning CitiDISK family. Capture footage digitally and to tape simultaneously - directly into QuickTime footage through camera's viewfinder). At only 6 oz, CitiDISK CFR won't weigh you down when trekking up Mount Everest in sub-zero temperatures or traversing the African wilderness in high-vibration shoots. CitiDISK CFR runs with off-the-shelf, removable compact flash memory cards (also known as "solid-state" memory, ranges from 500MBytes to 500GBytes ), offering key advantages over traditional drives.

Shining Technology FW1258XD-CF Includes

  • CitiDisk FW1258XD-CF CompactFlash Video Recorder- One 6-pin-4-pin(Right-Angled) IEEE 1394A (FireWire) Cable
  • One 6-pin-4-pin( Left-Angled) FireWire Cable
  • One 6-pin-6-pin FireWire Cable
  • One Swivel Adapter
  • One Mount Power Adapter
  • Optional External Battery (4.5 Hours Per Charge)
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Documentation
  • CitiDisk Warranty

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Shining Technology FW1258XD-CF Features

  • Cost-Effective CompactFlash Digital Video Recorder. No Moving Parts - Optimized for Extreme, Hostile, Rugged Conditions: Budget-friendly and ultra-portable form-factor. Compatible with user-provided, removable CompactFlash cards (widely available)
  • Built-In LCD Screen with Scrolling Key: Built-in LCD screen with scrolling key to easily navigate/change settings dynamically, as well as reading back recorded footage/information
  • Camera-Controlled Recording With Or Without Tape: Records DV/HDV/DVCProHD from camcorder controlled by camera's REC button (with tape inserted), or by CitiDISK CFR's REC button without tape inserted
  • Multiple DV/HDV/DVCProHD Format And Audio Sampling Rate Detection: CitiDISK CFR automatically detects incoming MiniDV/DVCam/DVCPro (DV or DV25), HDV, DVCPro50 or DVCProHD stream formats and 2-ch-16bit-48Khz/2-ch-16bit-44.1Khz/4-ch-12bit-32Khz audio sampling rates
  • Multiple File Format Support: Using QuickTime (MOV), AVI2 of Canopus/Matrox AVI2 file formats eliminates MXF-to-MOV or MXF-to-AVI2 conversion time. Future firmware update will support Avid-MXF (free to customers)
  • Quickly View or Loop Play Last or Previously Captured Scenes: QPLAY last captured DV footage on viewfinder when setting camera to VCR mode. Also navigate older clips at the press of a button or playlist from the local LCM+keys
  • Archive DV Tape Content: Easily archive tape-based HDV or DV's footage by pressing CitiDISK CFR's REC button with camera in VCR mode. Video clips are stored as MOV, AVI2 or Canopus/Matrox AVI2 file format in a pre-formatted FAT32 medium
  • Pre-Scene Loop Recording: DV footage buffered in internal memory and instantly recorded to unit's "Media" when REC button is pressed or REC command is selected. This function helps prevent loss of footage
  • Non-Stop Shooting Through Combination Of Batteries: Built-in 150 minute rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery automatically takes over when 4.5-hour external battery runs low. This seamless battery power changeover ensures non-stop shooting capability - no need to shut down unit
  • Plug 'n Play - Instant DV/HDV/DVCProHD Editing via miniUSB or FireWire port: With CompactFlash card inserted, CitiDISK CFR appears as an external FireWire hard drive on PC/Mac desktops via the miniUSB or FireWire port. Video clips are immediately editable/playable by most NLE software packages
  • Built-In Hot-Shoe - Total Flexibility: Built-in hot-shoe mechanism for easy camera mounting
  • Quick Erase And Quick Format Functions: Convenient one-touch "Quick Erase" button instantly cleans file folder - frees up hard disk space. Or, press-n-hold the "Quick Erase" button over 10 seconds to trigger the Quick Format function

Shining Technology FW1258XD-CF Specifications

Dimensions 3.11" x 0.95" x 5.24" / 79mm x 24mm x 133mm
Weight 6.0 oz. / 170 g
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