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Old January 3rd, 2006, 05:26 PM   #1
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CitiDISK HD FOR HVX200 coming

WOW that looks to be awesome.

The question is, do I need P2 then for any reason?

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CitiDISK HD is coming
The CitiDISK HD, a Firewire based external hard disk Digital Video Recorder for the new Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 based hand-held high definition solid-state memory camcorder. CitiDISK HD records DVCPRO100 HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO25 and DV from respectively equipped video cameras.
CDHD-80: $999, CitiDISK HD 80 Gigabyte Digital Video Recorder providing 90 minutes of DVCPRO100, 180 minutes of DVCPRO50 or 360 minutes of DV25 recording time.
CDHD-100: $1099, CitiDISK HDV 100 Gigabyte Digital Video Recorder providing 115 minutes of DVCPRO100, 230 minutes of DVCPRO50 or 450 minutes of DV25 recording time.
CDHD-120: $1199, CitiDISK HDV 120 Gigabyte Digital Video Recorder providing 135 minutes of DVCPRO100, 270 minutes of DVCPRO50 or 540 minutes of DV25 recording time.
Available on January 30, 2006.

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http://www.shining.com/products/tota...n/citidisk_hd/

http://www.shining.com/pdf/CitiDISK_HD_Front.pdf

http://www.shining.com/pdf/CitiDISK_HD_Back.pdf
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 06:05 PM   #2
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Probably not.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 06:43 PM   #3
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am i missing something here?

its just a file transfer (intelligent) firewire drive...

it transfers the footage you already shot with your P2 card....

i think you would still need a P2card...


Edit: They say:
Camera-Controlled Recording With Or Without Tape
Records DV streams via camera's REC button with tape, or by CitiDISK™ HD's REC button without tape.


I donno if they mean we can record directly to CitiDisk from HVX
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 06:53 PM   #4
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From reading the PDF file it sure appears to be a capture device.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 07:02 PM   #5
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They are positioning it as a P2 substitute. If it actually works, it will be impressive. I would just caution people to look at the user reports of past CitiDisk/Quickstream products before trusting their footage to this. I think it's great that they're developing a solution, especially one that's so much less expensive than the FireStore and should be on the market even sooner.

But there are tons of reports of unreliable Quickstreams and CitiDisk DVs out there... so I wouldn't want to be the guinea pig on this one. I do hope it works though -- could be fantastic.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 07:17 PM   #6
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They are positioning it as a P2 substitute. If it actually works, it will be impressive. I would just caution people to look at the user reports of past CitiDisk/Quickstream products before trusting their footage to this. I think it's great that they're developing a solution, especially one that's so much less expensive than the FireStore and should be on the market even sooner.

But there are tons of reports of unreliable Quickstreams and CitiDisk DVs out there... so I wouldn't want to be the guinea pig on this one. I do hope it works though -- could be fantastic.
I did mention this coming in my InterBEE report because the distributor we deal with handles CitiDisk told me that they had decided to produce one.

But thank you for the info, as always Barry. I would discuss on the reliability before it comes out, so tell the distributor to demand better products.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 08:25 PM   #7
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I still like the concept of P2 better, just because of the small size. I am glad CitiDisk and others are around though, as it will keep Panasonic and their pricing dept. in check.

The more options, the better... for everyone.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 04:02 AM   #8
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The citidisk only captures live dv and archives hd, meaning you can offload a P2 onto it but not record live HD...
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Old January 4th, 2006, 04:27 AM   #9
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That is a disaapointment.

I might think of making a shoe mountable iPod case or something.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 04:33 AM   #10
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Hey Kaku, thanks for all the great footage! Seeing you and your friends ride around on bikes all day really makes me want to go out and try some mountain biking someday! As for your idea of using an ipod, i'd recommend something a bit faster like this setup:
Battery Powered External Firewire HD enclosure-
http://www.cooldrives.com/usb20andfial.html
80gb 7200rpm Hitachi HD-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145099
With this setup you'd have speed and reliability, at a very affordable price. Hope you like it =)
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