•Master Quality Modes are Visually Indistinguishable from
Flash XDR is a revolutionary new solid-state HD/SD recorder/player
that uniquely utilizes the very high-quality Sony XDCAM 4:2:2 CODEC
to write native Quicktime, MXF (video/audio/time-code), or MPG
files onto affordable Compact Flash media. Flash XDR breaks new
ground in terms of weight, power, size, ruggedness and ease of use.
We are confident you will agree that the video quality is
indistinguishable from uncompressed (at 100+ Mbps Long-GOP or 180+
Mbps I-Frame modes).
Audio Inputs and
ASI, Recording and Playback and
HDV Support, Time-Code / Real-Time
Clock, File Transfer / NLE Support and User Interface / Updates /
Mechanical / Power /
|Which video input formats are
Interlaced / Progressive Formats: 1080i60/50, 1080psf30/25/24,
Can Flash XDR auto-detect the incoming HD-SDI
Yes, auto-detect is the default setting.
Are component analog and / or HDMI I/O
No, in designing Flash XDR we made some tradeoffs of connectivity
and physical size.
We included HD-SDI with embedded audio and time-code support, but
left off analog video and HDMI inputs to conserve space and
Analog video → HD-SDI converters are available from several
manufacturers, while HDMI → HD-SDI conversion can be
accomplished using our low-cost nanoConnect converter.
Does Flash XDR perform cross / down
No, Flash XDR does not perform 1080i ↔ 720p or HD ↔ SD
Our design goals limited the power and size of the box. Also, cross
/ down conversion was deemed unnecessary, as most HD-SDI sources
already provide this functionality.
So, the resulting MPEG2 stream always matches the HD-SDI input
format (except when pull-down removal is enabled).
Can Flash XDR remove the pull-down (inverse telecine) and
record in 1080p24/23.98?
This will be provided in a future firmware release.
Assuming the 1080i60/59.94 HD-SDI input was created from a
24/23.98p frame rate, then Flash XDR a menu option will be
available to remove the extra frames/fields.
The HD-SDI monitor output will be the 1080p24/23.98 rate, but the
video will be delayed 2 frames. The MPEG2 stream, as recorded, will
be at the 1080p24/23.98 frame rate also.
Is the timecode input needed in order to remove the inverse
No, Flash XDR does not use the time-code to remove the extra
Can Flash XDR flip the image from the Red Rock Micro, P+S
Technik, or other 35 mm adapters?
In a future release, a menu option will be provided to flip the
frame to accommodate many 35mm lens adapters. The HD-SDI monitor
output will show the corrected image, but delayed two frames.
I have two (or more) cameras; can I synchronize the capture on a
frame by frame basis (for 3-D, for example)?
Yes, if all video sources are frame synchronized using a blackburst
generator to each camera, then all the video captures to each Flash
XDR box will be synchronized.
If the various cameras are not frame synchronized then the captures
will be accurate to +/- 1 frame.
Does Flash XDR have a pre-record buffer?
In a future release, the Flash XDR will allow for a pre-record
buffer of approximately 8 seconds at 100 Mbps rate and16 seconds at
Can I record continuously, overwriting the oldest
Not at this time. We are considering this for a future firmware
Do you plan to support SD-SDI?
This is planned for a future release. However, video and audio will
still be recorded in MPEG2 format, not DV.
How can I monitor the video?
Flash XDR has two HD-SDI outputs, which are active during record
(loop-thru), as well as playback. One output can go to the monitor
and the other can be used for another purpose.
Is a color bar generator included?
This is planned for a future release. Our plans are to
automatically output a SMPTE color bar pattern if no incoming
HD-SDI signal is detected (while the box is operating in record
Additionally, we plan a menu option to output a color bar pattern
through the HD-SDI outputs.