Mac peripheral maker MCE Technologies on Friday announced it’s shipping the QuickStream DV, a hard disk-based Digital Video (DV) capture and storage solution.
The QuickStream DV is self-powered and can be mounted on the DV camera. It enables users to record DV direct to disk, rather than depending on a tape and then having to do a transfer to disk. The device is available in models that record from 90 minutes to six hours of content.
DV footage recorded to the QuickStream DV’s disk can be saved in one of a variety of different selectable file formats to enable instant editing with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, Canopus DVStorm, iMovie and more, including QuickTime, raw DV, Windows AVI2 and Canopus AVI2.
The QuickStream DV works with any DV Camera equipped with a FireWire interface. It includes a 1/4-20 screw mount and weighs nine ounces, so it can be mounted directly to any video camera via an included hot shoe adapter or worn on the cameraman’s belt using an included belt clip adapter. The QuickStream DV uses a rubberized and shock-resistant outer shell.
The QuickStream DV draws power from an internal lithium-ion-polymer battery and recharges automatically through its FireWire port. External AC power and an auto adapter are also options.
The QuickStream DV ships with MCE StreamManager clip management software for Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” or later, and launches immediately when the device is plugged into the computer’s FireWire port. It allows users to instantly display all clips recorded on the device, with preview, rename, delete, copy and move features. The QuickStream DV also acts like a normal FireWire had drive, and works with Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 and various versions of Windows.
The QuickStream DV is available in 90 minute, 3 hour, 4.5 hour and 6 hour models for US$599, $729, $849 and $999 respectively.