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Old December 20th, 2004, 09:37 PM   #1
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Good firewire, rechargable DV to hard drive device?

I'm looking for something else to use with my cameras other than tapes to capture video and am very intersted in the portable DV hard drives. I found this one on B&H:

I use Canon GL2's and edit on the MAC in FCP. I want to be able to capture footage to such a drive so it can be downloaded or read by FCP just like it was a tape so I can detect timecode breaks (where I started and stopped recording during the shoot). I also want it to operate or record just like things would be recorded to a tape by using the record/pause button on the camera. Also, I want it to be as portable as can be because I'm very mobile on my shoots.

Does anyone have any suggestions or reviews of the one I linked to here? I'm curious to see who and how many people have gone this route.

Let me know!

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Old December 21st, 2004, 08:45 AM   #2
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A simple harddisk will not work (since it does not see the firewire
signal and the harddisk does not understand the camera). You
need a special device (called direct-to-disk device) which is some
electronics with a harddisk.

We have a couple of dedicated forums for these devices here:

Direct-to-Disk (Tapeless) Recording Solutions (our general forum)

and two device specific forums:

Focus Enhancements FireStore D.T.E. Recorders
MCE Technologies QuickStream DV

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