Normally, HDV video streams act the same as DV video streams are recorded onto tape (e.g., MiniDV tape). The tape is then rewound and played/transferred via the computer's Firewire ports before cutting, pasting and editing the video. So, for example, two hours of HDV or DV recording will take another two hours to re-capture (transfer). By using CitiDISK HDV, the recapturing process is eliminated because the HDV and DV streams are recorded simultaneously while the video is captured to tape. And, the video is stored into a CitiDISK HDV unit, which maintains a computer-recognizable file system internally. All of the video streams are pre-named while they are stored in the CitiDISK HDV unit. Users can then easily connect the CitiDISK DV unit to their computer, find those video files in designated folders and start performing whatever functions are needed immediately.
Comparing with FW1256C, the newly released FW1256H models support HDV recording in M2T file format in addition to DV recording.
HDV/DV Recording(accepts commands from camcorder)
DV EditingExternal Firewire Hard Disk
Quick Erase and Utility Programs
Re-chargeable Internal Battery
Programmable Video File Formats( DV for iMovie, AVI for Microsoft/Adobe Premier, or MOV for Apple/Final Cut Pro's). M2T for HDV.
Quick-Play last captured scene and Play-All scenes from viewfinder.
Compatible HDV & DV Cameras:
HDV -- Sony FX1, Z1U, Canon XL H1, JVC ProHD100
DV -- Most of the DVCam, MiniDV, DV camera
Compatible DVCPro, DVCPro50 & DVCProHD --
Best compatible camera --
Panasonic HVX200, HDX900
AG-HPX170 (173 PAL)
AG-HPX300 (303 PAL)
AG-HPX500 (500 PAL)
AG-HPX200A, 200,220 (203 PAL)
AG-DVC30(E), AG-DVC60(E), AG-AC160EJ.
Note: By upgrading the firmware released on June 12, 2009 or later dated firmware, the CitiDISK HDV will support the Panasonic DVCPro, DVCPro50, DVCProHD camera without extra charges.
Unit price listed below is U.S.A. domestic market price, which does not include taxes( local or non-local ), neither the shipping & handling charges.