FFV Launches sideKick HD Studio Straight-to-Edit DVR
March 28, 2012
IRVINE, CALIF.: Fast
Forward Video announced the launch of the sideKick HD Studio, a rack-mounted version
of the company’s groundbreaking new sideKick HD family of multiformat, straight-to-edit
digital video recorders. The sideKick HD will be on display at this year's NAB Show.
Occupying only a half RU in width and 2 RU in height, the sideKick
HD Studio targets fixed production environments such as studios, base stations,
and OB trucks that require the smoothest possible workflows for acquiring and editing
raw camera footage and then playing it out to air. Like the camera-mounted sideKick
HD, the sideKick HD Studio is able to record at 220 megabits per second at only
7:1 compression, delivering significantly higher image quality than the internal
recording systems of even the most advanced camcorders.
Because the sideKick HD Studio records directly onto 2.5-inch
SSD drives in native DNxHD or ProRes formats, files can be uploaded directly into
the NLE environment without ingest or transcoding. Users can ransfer field footage
into the sideKick HD Studio and immediately begin editing. They can also use the
sideKick HD Studio to record video from other content sources such as satellite
feeds and studio cameras. In further support of file-based workflows, the sideKick
HD Studio features a 1Gb Ethernet port for fast and easy uploading of content directly
into editing workstations.
For playback and playout, the sideKick HD Studio features an
intuitive front panel offering familiar DVR/VTR functions, as well as scrub and
jog capabilities. The system also includes a 4.3-inch on-board confidence monitor,
genlock, 4:2:2 sampling, and timing control. With industry-standard RS422 control,
operators can connect the sideKick HD Studio to a standard machine controller to
enable extended functionality such as cueing, slow-motion play speed control, and
The 2012 NAB Show takes place in Las Vegas, April
14-19. Fast Forward Video will be at booth C6313.