That may sound like a question from the future, but after using Shining Technology’s CitiDISK HDV hard drive recording system, we know you’ll. With its small form-factor, high-capacity and rugged design, CitiDISKā„¢ HD is ideally suited with tape, or with CitiDISK HDV’s REC button without tape. Taiwanese company Shining Technology’s CitiDISK HDV, an aggressively priced external hard disk line that automatically detects incoming.

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You say you still record high definition on tape?

Record to hard disk at the touch of button, and create video files for immediate use in your NLE. Cut down production time by creating an instant backup. Packed inside this cotidisk ounce device is a GB shock-mounted laptop hard drive, a FireWire bus, and a rechargeable battery. And since FireWire seems to be such a standard for video, it feels quite familiar.

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An added advantage is the ability for bus-powered operation. Forgot the power adapter? Although the internal battery should last an hour and a half on full charge, we used the CitiDISK on battery power to shoot and edit for much longer. If you need the extra juice though, external batteries are available. Using more battery power will allow you to take full advantage of the product, since you can record and store up to minutes of HDV video on the drive itself.


This means you will always have a copy of your video.

No more worries about a dropout ruining your only good take. You can use your video files right away, and store your tape as a permanent backup without it being damaged. Talk about a time saving.

This mode saves you from having to convert your video in the editing stage. You can fit approximately six and a half hours on the GB drive. The portable hard drive design is also rugged and proven to take the bumps and bruises of the demanding videographer.

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However, the only true “tapeless” option comes with some caveats: The drive continues to record but breaks the files into 2GB chunks. Hopefully there will be an update that allows for more functionality.

By the looks of it, the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind may have influenced some key design decisions. The green citidisj red buttons are pressed sometimes in combination to navigate.

New to the fray is the Orange button, which gives you instant playback options. When switching modes, things can get complicated in a hurry. Citidixk instance, the green and red lights flash repeatedly upon startup, and the user has to cycle through the recording modes. But the red light is also used to trigger tapeless recording.


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To switch to Quicktime mode, select the green light. PC or Mac Operating System: FireWire Sustained Data Rate: C Cypress, CA www. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

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