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Focus Enhancements releases new line of HD FS-4 recorders

Focus Enhancements has unveiled its new line of FS-4 portable direct-to-edit (DTE) recorders.

The new FS-4Pro HD models feature higher capacities with 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB versions, providing between 4.5 and 7.5 hours of DV/HDV recording. The FS-4HD ships with a 40GB disk drive allowing three hours of DV/HDV recording. In addition, all FS-4 models include HD recording capabilities.

In HD mode, the FS-4Pro HD models can record in either the M2T file format or the unique QuickTime HDV format for Direct To Edit use with Apple Final Cut Pro. In addition to eight available DV25 DTE file formats, including AVI Type 2, QuickTime, Matrox AVI and Canopus AVI, the FS-4 HD and FS-4Pro HD are also capable of recording in the HDV M2T file format. Other DV25 file formats are available on the Pro models, including Avid OMF, MXF and Pinnacle AVI.

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