It puts storage in your hand with room for a few more devices too. The nanoFlash, an HD/SD recorder from Polecam, weighs 400g (14 oz.) and can hold up to two hours and 40 minutes of 50 Mbps video on a pair of 32 GB Compact Flash card.
It can be attached to a Polecam rig or mounted direct to a camera. It can also be connected to any HD-SDI source via BNC coax.
"The nanoFlash is the perfect solution for truly portable digital film, HD and SD video origination," said Polecam founder and managing director Steffan Hewitt.
Coming soon will be the ability for operators to hot-swap Compact Flash cards seamlessly to provide effectively limitless recording time.
Two or more nanoFlash recorders can be genlocked for easy 3D or multicam recording. Additional features include the ability to start/stop multiple nanoFlash recorders or players from a single command.
The file format used in the nanoFlash conforms to the FAT32 standard used in PCs and Apple Macintosh platforms. Automatic file-coupling ensures compatibility with the 4 GB FAT32 file-size limitation. Nine bit-rates are supported, ranging from 160 Mbps I-frame-only 4:2:2 1920x1080/1280x720p master quality to 18 Mbps Long-GOP 1440x1080/1280x720p HD as well as 50 Mbps 720x576i and 720x480i SD.
Two channels of audio can be captured direct to the nanoFlash with respective levels displayed on the front-panel LCD. Using an external embedder, up to eight channels of audio can be recorded direct to the SDI stream.
Polecam will be demonstrating the nanoFlash at IBC 2009, Sept. 10-15 in Amsterdam.