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Old January 24th, 2007, 03:06 AM   #1
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Recommendation for a solid state recorder

Hi there, my clients needs have changed, and basically, i'm after a solid state recorder which takes some kind of memory card, so when i've finished recording, i can pop out the card, and put a new one in.

The problem is, whats on that card then needs to go straight onto DVD. So, to avoid making the computer transcode (which takes time), it would be great if it records in mpeg2. Then i could just drop into a template in DVD studio, and burn.

Problem is, i can only find one recorder that does the job- made by chasecam. However, the mpeg2 it makes has the audio embedded, not seperate, which means its incompatible with DVD studio.

Anyone know of a solid state recorder that would do the job? Either that, or a mac software based de-muxer, that would split the mpeg2's video and audio tracks?

Any help would be much appreciated
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Old January 24th, 2007, 11:59 AM   #2
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why not record directly to DVD then ?
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Old January 25th, 2007, 08:41 AM   #3
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Because then i cant add a pre edited title sequence and credits. Plus the setup will be in a track car, and i dont think a dvd recorder would cope with the vibrations.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #4
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then you record your movie on whatever solid stant recorder you want and use a DVD recorder to transfer directly from the solid state recorder to the DVD recorder. This will allow you to put first and last all the the titles and credits needed.
This will require only the real time transfer, a lot faster than authoring a DVD from a PC.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 01:28 PM   #5
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sorry, you seem to mis-understand my post- im looking for a recommendation of what solid state recorders people use.

I can only find 2 that record mpeg2 - one made by chasecam, and the other is too expensive to even think about.

And i do need to author on computer- im putting different text in for different clients. I'm quite happy with my post production here, im after a recomendation of what solid state recorder to use
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Old January 25th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #6
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i think you are looking for the impossible.
cheap solid state recorder are on high compressed mpeg4, almost useless for good quality , especially with fast moving picture.
on the other hand the few good solid state recoder are very expensive.
tape transport is proven to be very reliable, you should try with a small DV camcorder.
On the other hand, some small camcorder are coming now with compact flash recording (sharp, jvc) you could try this too.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 02:49 AM   #7
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I wouldnt say impossible.

I've spoken to the people at chasecam, and theyre loaning me one of these http://www.chasecam.com/recorders/pdr.htm to try out.

Does exactly what i need, and is mpeg2 not 4, so would be much quicker to drop onto dvd.

A small camcorder just wouldnt do the job- tape would take too long to capture each time. But i will have a look into how some of them record onto CP (although i have a nasty suspicion it'll be mpeg4)
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