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Focus FS-5 60GB


regularly $1,495.00
NEW! Focus FS-5 60GB
New Version 2.0 Now with Video Preview

Featuring a backlit color display, an easy-to-use menu system, a 60GB or 100GB hard drive, and a removable, rechargeable battery, the Focus FS-5 is the perfect DTE companion for your HDV or DV camcorder. Audio, video, timecode, and control information is passed through a single FireWire cable, allowing you to record to disk or to disk and tape simultaneously.

Designed for use in even the roughest conditions, the FS-5 includes a 10-second electronic shock cache to ensure that you never lose footage. Advanced features such as time lapse (DV mode only), retro disk recording, scene marking, and clip categorization make the FS-5 Portable DTE Recorder the perfect companion for handheld shoots. When recording is complete, your footage is ready to edit instantly - no capturing, file transfer, or file conversion is required.

The Focus FS-5 Version 2.0 upgrade will add several new groundbreaking features including:

  • Video file playback on the FS-5's color LCD
  • MPEG-4 Proxy Generation
  • Thumbnail and Detail Preview
  • Avid Metadata Support
  • Multi-unit Metadata and Control Support for multiple camera shoots

Step-up to 100GB of Storage and Get a FREE FS-5 Mounting Bracket While Supplies Last!

Focus FS-5 100GB with Mount - Now Only $1,895.00

reg. $1,995.00 - Free mount While Supplies Last

HDV Recording Modes
.m2t 720p 24/25/30/50/60
.m2t 1080i 50/60
MXF HDV (720p 30)
MXF HDV (1080i 50/60)
QuickTime 1080i 50/60
QuickTime 720p 30
DV Recording Modes
AVI Type 1 MXF
AVI Type 2 Pinnacle AVI
AVI Type 2 24p QuickTime
Canopus AVI QuickTime 24p
Matrox AVI RawDV

Here are some other new features of the Focus FS-5 Version 2.0:

The FS-5's new proxy generation feature enables the user to create low-bandwidth MPEG-4 proxies of DV and HDV content after a recording is complete. Once a proxy has been created, it can be previewed on the FS-5 LCD, and audio can be monitored via an optional wired USB headset. Proxy clips are stored on the FS-5 disk drive and can be easily transferred to a computer for viewing or easy distribution to other compatible devices. The new thumbnail viewing option allows FS-5 users to locate and view media on their unit remotely. This feature is particularly useful for adding clip metadata post-recording both on the FS-5's color LCD or utilizing FS-5's web interface. When utilizing the web interface, a thumbnail frame of the video is displayed along with its associated metadata, which can be added or edited.

In addition to Apple Final Cut support, FS-5 2.0 adds enhanced metadata logging support for Avid users. While recording, metadata can be logged to clips in NLE native formats using the FS-5's wireless network interface on any WiFi capable device. Metadata specific to the recorded content can then be viewed in compatible NLE systems. Version 2.0 also adds the ability to link multiple FS-5 units together and add the same metadata to all units simultaneously. In addition, it is now possible to sync multiple units together via WiFi and simultaneously control all units from a single web interface as well as sync timecode across all units.

Assign Custom Metadata on the Fly - NEW!
With the FS-5, you can personalize and optimize workflow—during shooting or playback. With your wireless handheld device or laptop, you can access one or more FS-5 units through a browser (new in 2.0), define metadata, and assign it to video while you’re recording or during playback, eliminating the need to tag footage when the shoot is over.

View Thumbnails and Video Clips - NEW!
With the FS-5, you can view thumbnails and video clips on its brilliant color display. Thumbnails can also be viewed on a web page when the FS-5 is connected to a network. MPEG-4 proxy files can be generated and transferred to a host computer or a video-sharing web site, as well as distributed to portable media devices, making collaboration easy.

Convenient Video Playback - NEW!

  • Supports DV and HDV playback.
  • Supports 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios.
  • Thumbnails include clip details, such as name and file wrapper type.
  • Listen to audio using an optional USB-based wired headset.
  • Generate MPEG-4 proxy files for a single clip or for the entire recording; transfer and share clips for preview and collaboration.
  • Monitor the status of proxy generation.

Native MXF HDV Support - NEW!
With the FS-5, you can record native MXF HDV 720p 30 and 1080i 50/60 clips and import them into Avid Xpress Pro, Avid Media Composer, or Avid NewsCutter for editing.

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Focus Enhancements FS-100 Portable DTE Recorder 160GB

Focus FS-100
for Panasonic P2 Cameras

The Focus FS-100 Portable DTE Recorder brings Direct To Edit recording technology to your Panasonic P2 camera with 160GB and 250GB sizes. The FS-100 enables you to record DVCPRO HD at 720p 24/25/30 in P2 or QuickTime file formats at native frame rates. Only the required frames are recorded. This feature not only eliminates the need to remove pulldown or duplicate frames during ingest, but also enables you to record twice as much DVCPRO HD video to disk.

Focus FS-100 160GB
SPECIAL $999.00
now thru 6/30 - reg. $1,595.00

Focus FS-100 250GB
SPECIAL $1,299.00
now thru 6/30 - reg. $1,995.00

Focus FS-4Pro HD

The new FS-4Pro HD models feature higher capacities, with 80GB, and 100GB versions providing between 4.5 and 7.5 hours of DV/HDV recording. The FS-4HD ships with a 80GB disk drive allowing 6 hours of DV/HDV recording. In addition, all FS-4 models include HD recording capabilities and have a sleek, all-black enclosure. No matter which DV NLE system you have, FS-4Pro HD has you covered. On FS-4Pro HD, files are recorded to disk as RawDV, AVI Type 1, AVI Type 2, AVI Type 2 24p, Matrox AVI, Canopus AVI, QuickTime or QuickTime 24p.

Focus FS-4Pro HD 80GB

Focus FS-4Pro HD 100GB

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