Fast Forward Video Debuts sideKick HD

At the 2011 NAB Show, FFV will demonstrate an array of its award-winning DVR solutions, each designed with customer requirements in mind and built to the demanding specifications of today’s media operations. The latest example is the sideKick HD, a multi-format, straight-to-edit camera-mountable DVR.

NEW – sideKick HD

Making its debut at the 2011 NAB Show, the new sideKick HD is a versatile recording solution designed to ease production workflow and satisfy the demands of both producers and post- production editors. The camera-mountable sideKick HD captures video directly from HD/SDI or HDMI outputs at bit rates up to 220 Mbit/s, with 4:2:2 sampling and 10-bit resolution in multiple codecs starting with ProRes on removable 2.5” SSD drives. Recording directly to high-quality NLE formats eliminates time-consuming transcoding, which can degrade image quality. The sidekick HD also provides a 4.3” on-board confidence monitor which offers playback options including scrub and jog capabilities.


Omega HDTM
For high-end recording and playback, FFV’s Omega HDTM DVR can record either SD or HD video with JPEG2000 compression and up to 100 Mbit/s. Using the Omega HD recorder, users can simultaneously record, play, and store multiple SD and HD video files and create video clips, loops, and playlists using the simple-touch front panel. These features make the Omega HD an ideal solution for graphics, key and fill, station automation, commercial insertion, and instant replay applications.
A common fixture in mobile broadcasting vehicles for key and fill applications, the Omega HD can also provide a powerful and fully integrated alternative to high-end instant replay servers and is a popular choice for the growing demand for synchronized playback of dual video streams for stereoscopic 3-D applications.

Also on display at the 2011 NAB Show will be the HD3, a highly versatile and compact all-in-one DVR designed specifically for on-set motion picture and television production. Packing state-of- the-art DVR and controller technology with an integral HD monitor in a hard portable case, the HD3 features JPEG2000 compression for optimal HD and SD image quality. Like the Omega HDTM, the HD3 is available in either single- or dual-channel configurations, delivering all the advantages of HD images and the random-access non-linear benefits of solid state or hard disk drives. The system features a high-quality third-party monitor and uses removable, hot- swappable 2.5” SATA drives that are compatible with FFV’s complete HD line of products.

Micron HD
The Micron HD DVR is a cost-effective, yet highly powerful solution for record and playback with an MSRP of only $4995. The Micron HD, coupled with a controller, provides an expanded feature set that makes it a comprehensive tool for budget-conscious broadcasters. This single- rack unit records HD and SD using high-quality JPEG2000 compression at speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s, making it an excellent replacement for SD-only DVRs and analog tape decks. The Micron HD offers up to eight hours of record time and is fully compatible with all of FFV’s HD products.




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