•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 /
Can I stream HDV to a Sony M25U / JVC HD50 deck?
In a planned future release, you will be able to connect the Flash
XDR and stream HDV video to a Sony M25U deck (1080i only), or to a
JVC HD50 deck (720p only), or to other HDV recording devices.
When streaming data out the IEEE 1394a (4-pin) port, the data can
not be recorded to the Flash XDR’s CompactFlash cards at the
Can I stream HDV to a Firestore / Citidisk?
We plan to test and qualify these HDV storage devices in the
Will the box stream to an external HDV device and record to
Compact Flash simultaneously?
No. As an alternative, in a future release, you will be able to
create two original masters simultaneously, thus creating an
Time-Code / Real-Time Clock
Does Flash XDR have an internal clock?
Yes, a high-precision real-time clock is included.
Does Flash XDR have a time-code input?
Multiple boxes can be jam-synced to a master time-code
Also, using a low cost BNC “T” (or “Tee”)
connector, one timecode source can be easily feed to multiple Flash
XDR units. The Flash XDR is specifically designed for this
Can Flash XDR act as a time-code generator?
In a future release, we plan on generating timecode internally.
Thus the Flash XDR will be capable of acting as a Master time-code
File Transfer / NLE Support
do I transfer the video to my NLE for editing?
You can use a USB 2.0 or FireWire-800 reader to transfer the video
files directly to your NLE. See Compact Flash section for more
Can I import the captured video directly into Final Cut Pro, Avid,
Adobe or Vegas?
Yes. Quicktime files can be imported directly into Final Cut Pro,
version 6.0.4 or higher. In a future release, the MXF files will be
supported by multiple Non-Linear Editors
User Interface / Updates / Control
the box configured?
In a future release, we plan on supporting User profiles.
What about metadata?
Flash XDR will support metadata in a future release. The complete
list is still under development, but information such as
time-of-day, location, shoot number, event, DP, etc are
How are field updates performed?
New firmware can be downloaded from our website, unzipped, and
written to a Compact Flash card.
The card can be inserted into Flash XDR and the firmware updated
using a built-in utility.
It is imperative, that during this update process, that the Flash
XDR not lose power. We recommend on using a fully charged battery
during the update process.
The XDR Quick Start Guide, and the XDR Update, provided with each
release documents this procedure.