FFV Launches JPEG2000 DVR/Player

At NAB, Fast Forward Video will introduce the Elite HD, a camera-mounted digital video recorder and player that uses JPEG2000 (J2K) compression codec to record HD-SDI video signals.

Designed to mount on the back or base of a camcorder, the Elite HD accepts an incoming HD-SDI video signal with up to eight channels of embedded audio and uses J2K to record at data rates up to 100 Mbps with virtually no loss in signal quality. Video is stored on an off-the-shelf, hot-swappable 2.5-inch SATA drive. The Elite HD DVR can be detached from the camcorder and connected directly to a nonlinear editing system by USB.

“The camera-mounted HD-SDI recording and playback system solves the dual problems of quality and high storage media costs,” said Mark Playdon, sales director of Fast Forward Video. “The Elite HD is the first to harness the power of J2K, which provides compression within each frame of recorded output, to deliver the high-quality video expected by HD broadcasters and their viewers.”

The Elite HD supports all HD-SDI camcorders and other video sources with compatible rates, including the Iconix HR-1; Canon XL H1 and G1; Sony F900, XDCAM HD, and XDCAM EX; JVC GY-HD250; Panasonic GP-US932; and Toshiba IK-HD1. The Elite HD also works with any HD-SDI switcher with a compatible output format, making it suitable for recording live events.

Fast Forward Video will be in Booth N2519.