is using this week’s NAB 2002 convention to show off its FireStore FS-2, its latest FireWire-based direct-to-edit (DTE) video recording solution. FireStore FS-2 enables users to record video direct to hard disk, accessible for editing and playback through non-linear editing systems.
Focus DTE product manager Matt McEwen explained that the FireStore FS-2’s target audience are broadcasters, security firms, and industrial and corporate presenters. “The FireStore FS-2 expands and complements the product line with the extensive analog and digital video support, genlock, and control features required by broadcasters and professionals,” he said.
The FireStore FS-2 sports video inputs and outputs that handle composite, S-Video, component analog vide, DV and SD-SDI digital video. Balanced analog audio and DV-embedded digital audio is supported as well. Inputs are selected via discrete source buttons, and output formats are available simultaneously during playback. The FireStore FS-2 also sports RS-232/422 control, Ethernet and timecode, and genlock look. An internal removable drive is an option, as well is support of multiple external FireWire drives.
In addition to a FireWire computer connection, the FireStore FS-2 sports a DV loop-through to enable the recording of a DV signal that continues on to another system like a mixer or digital capture card, according to Focus.
Focus Enhancements said to look for the FireStore FS-2 later this year from its network of authorized resellers and distributors. The device is expected to cost less than US$4,000.