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Data recorders are ready

15 February 2013
Data recorders are ready

The data recorder is replacing the VTR tape deck at the heart of nearly every production studio. Datavideo’s new HD models deliver the advantages of tapeless production including very low running costs, long recording times and user-selected data rates. They will be demonstrated for the first time at BVE in London. The HDR-45 desktop and HDR-55 rack-mounted models record HD video onto very affordable 2.5” hard drives. With a typical £50-£60 1TB disk holding well over 12 hours of 100Mb/s 1080 50i video, running out of capacity is never likely to be an issue. HD-SDI inputs with loop through and an HDMI output and simple hardware controls make the devices easy to use and to integrate into broadcast and AV workflows. Allan Leonhardsen of Datavideo’s distributor Holdan commented: “Recording the output from a production switcher or from a system camera is now straightforward and cost-effective with the new HDR models. At around £1250 with very low cost high capacity media, these recorders are terrific value.”

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