•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 /
|What are the audio input
Flash XDR offers two audio input sources:
a. 2 channels of audio embedded in the HD-SDI stream. In a future
release, we plan on supporting up to 8-channels of embedded
b. 2-channel line / microphone level analog balanced (XLRs). The
microphone inputs include a menu selectable +48V phantom power and
a programmable gain, 0, and10 to 65 dB gain in one dB steps.
What about AES audio I/O?
Flash XDR does not include AES audio I/O, simply because most field
production uses analog audio.
However, using an external box, AES audio can be embedded into the
How does Flash XDR handle the audio from the Canon XL
Balanced stereo line / microphone level analog audio is fed
directly into Flash XDR, then balanced stereo line-level outputs
from Flash XDR are fed into the XL H1 XLR inputs.
How is the audio sampled?
The incoming analog audio is sampled at 24 bits per sample at
48,000 samples per second.
Flash XDR utilizes a high-quality, low noise, fully differential
How can I monitor the audio?
Flash XDR has two balanced analog audio output channels which are
active during recording and playback sessions. These are output via
a 5-Pin XLR Neutrik connector.
We have available a 5-Pin XLR to two 3-Pin XLR pigtail cable. In a
future release, audio level meters will be displayed on the LCD
Can the audio be delayed / advanced relative to the
In a future release, the audio will be adjustable by up to +/- 4
frames relative to the video.
The granularity of the adjustment has not yet been determined.
How is the audio written to the Flash card?
Uncompressed 24 bit PCM, 2 channels. In a future release, up to 8
channels will be supported.
Can I record analog audio on channels 3-4 and embedded
audio on channels 1-2?
For technical reasons, this is not planned at this time.
How is audio sent in the ASI stream?
MPEG1 Layer II compressed to 384 Kilobits/second, stereo.