Focus Enhancements Releases New Line of HD Portable DTE Recorders

November 3, 2006
Campbell, Calif.-based Focus Enhancements Inc. has launched its new lineup of FS-4 Portable Direct To Edit Recorders. The FS-4 line features a new design, HD capability, and extended recording with up to 7.5 hours of DV/HDV record time.

The new FS-4Pro HD models feature higher capacities, with 60 GB, 80 GB, and 100 GB versions providing between 4.5 and 7.5 hours of DV/HDV recording. The FS-4HD ships with a 40 GB disk drive allowing 3 hours of DV/HDV recording. In HD mode, the FS-4Pro HD models can record in either the M2T file format as well as the unique QuickTime HDV format for Direct To Edit use with Apple Final Cut Pro. In addition to eight available DV25 DTE file formats, the FS-4 HD and FS-4Pro HD can also record in the HDV M2T file format.

"We are seeing much higher demand for HD record capabilities from our customers as well as a requirement for longer record times," said Matt McEwen, senior product manager for Focus Enhancements. "Our new FS-4 lineup allows videographers to record in either DV or HDV, as well as provides more options in terms of record capacity."

The Focus FS-4 HD line features a comprehensive backlit display, easy-to-use menu system, hard drive, and removable, rechargeable battery. The new FS-4 HD and FS-4Pro HD Portable DTE Recorders weigh one pound with a profile of 1.5 inches thin.

The new FS-4 model lineup is now available.

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