Shining Technology introduced its expanded line of CitiDISK DV Firewire digital video recording/storage peripherals today at NAB2003.
The Mac compatible CitiDISK DV systems are portable, come with their own battery, and allow direct recording of DV streams from camcorder to hard disks and instant playback from the computer. They’re built for tasks such as: online capture for home video camcorder and digital video cassette player archive; computer data file backup and archive; Web video capture; and multimedia.
The new CitiDISK DVPro comes in two versions. One is an 80GB (maximum) laptop hard disk, which offers 6.5 DV recording hours. The second has a 250GB (maximum) desktop hard disk that enables up to 20 hours DV recording hours. Both sport a power LED, LCD screen, an IR sensor, scroll down buttons, and menu functions.
Two other new CitiDISK systems, the FW1257 and FW1354 , offer playback and support for AVI and MOV file formats, as well as a side panel consisting of scroll down, LCD, rewind, play, pause and forward functions. They’re equipped with a smaller hard drive than the pro model. The FW1257’s capacity ranges from 40GB to 80GB, while the FW1354 goes from 80GB to 250GB.
With all the models, you can cut, paste, or add special effects and other functions without re-capturing. The Mac reads in the DV stream at 100 MBs/sec (ATA100). DV streams are recorded in a pre-formatted HFS+ or FAT32 computer-recognizable file. What’s more, you can save final rendered video streams into CitiDISK DV in the same speed. Pricing on the new CitiDisk DV systems range from US$699 to $899.