video CAPTURE and The system has new MXF support for Avid, EDIUS, Vegas,
STORAGE and Premiere editing platforms, and it will connect to ASI
broadcast I/O. Embedded HD-SDI as well as two-channel
analog audio (line or mic-level) are enabled.
ew solutions for recording, storing, and archiving Flash XDR, as the name implies, records to solid-state
digital and high-definition video content bring the Compact Flash (CF) media. Although CF started at a rather
realities of a tapeless workflow closer and closer to an intimidating price point, the pricing has now dropped
effective and economic working reality. considerably. A 32GB Transcend card, for example, costs
By helping to reduce capture and ingest time, and therefore about $77. Depending on the data rate, it can hold about an
speeding up the shooting-editing-outputting process, hour of 50Mbps video, or a little more than a half an hour at
professional videographers can speed up delivery cycles and the highest 100Mbps setting.
increase the number of paying assignments they can take on.
The aptly named “direct to edit” workflow is a well-known MAXELL JOINS THE GAME
technical and production technique that brings many A new media storage and archiving solution comes from a
advantages, such as speeding up the edit session, providing company often associated with old media. Maxell’s
backup or safety recordings in the field, and offering options iVDR-Xtreme hard drive is out of prototyping, and now
for format conversion or device transfer. on the market. It offers capacity up to 250GB, yet it is very
Depending on the product or the manufacturer, lightweight—a little more than 6 oz.
storage devices use spinning hard-drive or solid-state Depending on