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06.09.2003
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
FOCUS expands disk recorder line

FOCUS Enhancements has unveiled the latest addition to its FireStore family of video disk drives.



The FS-3 is based on FOCUS Enhancements' DTE Technology, a solution that allows video, audio and timecode to be recorded directly in native file formats to removable FireWire disk drives.

The new FireStore FS-3 is a portable DV disk recorder that mounts directly to a wide variety of popular professional DV camcorders. Once scenes are captured, the drive is removable and compatible with most nonlinear edit systems, saving significant production time by eliminating the digitizing step.

The FireStore FS-3 weighs approximately two pounds and is configured for professional DV camcorders from Sony, Canon, Ikegami, Panasonic, and other camcorders that feature a DV video input/output port and either an Anton Bauer, V-Mount, or NP style battery system. Smaller camcorders are supported with off the shelf battery mount adapters.

Like the other FireStore models, the FireStore FS-3 is based on FOCUS Enhancements’ Direct To Edit Technology (DTE), which allows video, audio and timecode to be recorded directly in native file formats to removable FireWire disk drives. DTE supports a wide range of NLE file formats, such as DV-OMF for Avid Xpress DV, QuickTime for Apple Final Cut, AVI 2 for Adobe Premiere, Canopus AVI, and Matrox AVI.

The FireStore FS-3 includes the 40GB FSHDD-1 FireWire disk drive and is expected to be available this summer. Additional removable FSHDD-1 FireWire disk drives will be available as accessories from Focus Enhancements and range in capacity from 40GB to 80GB.

For more information visit www.focusinfo.com.

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