Maxell Debuts New iVDR Solution

The Professional Media Products division at Maxell Corp. has introduced a light-weight, rugged and shock resistant compact removable hard drive solution for field archive operations that will debut at the 2008 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The “Field Archive Media” solution leveraging Maxell iVDR (information versatile disk for removable storage) technology is being demonstrated at the show as a storage solution that connects directly through a bidirectional USB or e-sata adapter to a shoulder-mounted camcorder capable of delivering 10-bit, 4:2:2 master-quality video and native full HD video. In its current form, Maxell iVDR solution is capable of storing 160 GB of data and has a transfer rate of 540 Mbps.

The Maxell iVDR on display at the NAB Show weighs a total of 0.3 lbs. It’s constructed of rugged materials and is shock resistant from 3.3 ft. The windows FAT32 file system allows the Maxell iVDR Field Archive Media to easily mount to any professional camcorder.

The 160 GB drive and adapter will be available in Q2, followed by a 250 GB drive in Q3.