FFV's Outrider CF DVRT Provides Portability & Durability for The Film Industry

"Fast Forward Video's Outrider CF DVR is being utilized by Munich-based ARRI Rental Deutschland GmbH, in its new portable and durable Cineassist DVR.

Optimized for video back-up, offline editing, and fast creation of daily video rushes during film productions, ARRI's Cineassist enables onboard camera operation for steadycam and crane applications, and also can be used as a clamshell video recorder with an attached mini-monitor and battery.

The recorder's main processing unit is the FFV's Outrider CF DVR. Unlike hard disk or tape recorders, this solid-state system uses no moving mechanical parts, providing the reliability and durability needed for rough on-set applications. At only 4.9 inches x 2.2 inches x 0.6 inches in size, the DVR features all the advantages of a digital video recording system such as variable frame rates, instant playback, and extended control features via PC control.

With the Outrider, the Cineassist can record over two hours of video at 20:1 compression. The recorder provides 720 x 486 image pixel resolution and uses scalable motion-JPEG compression. Video is captured and played back at 60 fields per second with a resolution greater than 550 lines at 4:1 compression.

Video is recorded onto readily available CompactFlash cards as PC-viewable QuickTime files or secure video files, providing easy removal and transfer of recorded material to a PC via a USB 2.0 interface. From there, the video can be burned onto a disc that directors can view at their convenience."

Source: BroadcastBuyer