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Canon XL H Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XL H1S (with SDI), Canon XL H1A (without SDI). Also XL H1.


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Old November 15th, 2005, 05:44 PM   #1
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Wafian HR-1 SDI-based Disk Recorder

Okay, this is the system we've all been asking for...kinda. A little on the pricey side at $15k, but according to their website they will do 30% off if you are a beta tester.

http://www.wafian.com/products/HR-1/

To me, this doesn't look set up as a field-based product. It does break ground, though, and hopefully some other solutions will follow soon.

I like that you can record up to 18 hours.

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Old November 15th, 2005, 09:13 PM   #2
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It's not what you'd call portable! :-)
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Old November 16th, 2005, 12:44 AM   #3
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looks like it's just a HTPC that records SDI. you can custom build one for much less provided you have all the software.

good for studio stationary applications but not portable.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 02:24 PM   #4
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The big difference between this and something you would build yourself is they worked out all the interface bugs for you. I think people will definetly buy, just not targeted at the indie or the run and gun marketas much.
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