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09.25.2005
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
JVC intros tapeless HD video recorder


The JVC DR-HD100 hard disk drive, which attaches directly on the JVC GY-HD100E camcorder, uses a single FireWire cable to communicate audio, video, timecode and control information.

JVC has introduced the tapeless DR-HD100 40GB and 80GB hard disk drive as its latest ProHD recorder. The company said efficient hard-disk-based editing and cost-efficient backup and archiving is now achievable in both SD and HD modes.

The JVC model DR-HD100 hard disk drive, which attaches directly on the JVC GY-HD100E camcorder, uses a single FireWire cable to communicate audio, video, timecode and control information. The DR-HD100 is available in two versions, one with a 40GB capacity hard disk, the other with 80GB.

The 40GB unit offers more than three hours of uninterrupted recording, the 80GB nearly seven hours. They record and backup both DV and HDVTM video.

The manufacturer said its newly developed MPEG-2 encoding chip enables high quality pictures to be recorded readily to both hard disk and compact DV cassettes simultaneously or consecutively. Because neither special equipment nor exclusive media is required, the total system operating costs are kept low. However, the company did not reveal the price of the recorder or when it will be available.

The DR-HD100 records standard definition DV25 files to disk as Raw DV, AVI Type 1, AVI Type 2, AVI Type 2 24p, Matrox AVI, Canopus AVI, QuickTime or QuickTime 24p and includes MXF, Pinnacle AVI and Avid DV-OMF format support. It records high definition 720p 24/25/30 M2T for HD non-linear editing systems.

For more information, visit www.jvcproeurope.com.

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