•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 /
|How long does it take
to boot up Flash XDR?
Under 5 seconds.
What is the size and weight of Flash XDR?
The Flash XDR is camera mountable: 8” (L) x 6” (W) x
2.5”(D), (203 x 152 x 63 mm), and weight approximately 2.7
lbs (1.3 kg)
Does Flash XDR have an internal fan?
No, Flash XDR utilizes substantial internal heat sinks to dissipate
the heat to the aluminum case. Fans were deemed too noisy and an
added reliability issue.
What material is used for the cabinet?
Aluminum is the primary material, since it is both lightweight and
has excellent heat conduction characteristics.
Can I mount Flash XDR to the back of my
We are working on several different mounting options with IDX and
Anton Bauer batteries. We plan to offer numerous mounting options
for many popular cameras.
Does Flash XDR include a battery or any power
Flash XDR has a standard 4-pin XLR power jack for battery power, or
for DC power supplied from the supplied 110/220V AC power
The Flash XDR does not include a battery.
Can I mount Flash XDR to an Anton Bauer / IDX
Yes, we have a mounting plate, on the bottom of the Flash XDR with
screw holes for various plates.
Note: We are currently working with Anton Bauer so we can supply an
Anton Bauer Gold Mount that will attach directly to the bottom of
the Flash XDR.
We have recently learned that our pre-drilled holes in the bottom
plate do not match up with certain Gold Mounts. We are working to
correct this situation.
How much power does Flash XDR consume?
The Flash XDR consumes from 14 to 16 watts, depending on which
functions are active.
External audio, when in use, consumes more power, as does phantom
Can Flash XDR operate off the 7.4V Lithium Ion battery on
No. An external battery is generally required.
If your camera has a power output, in the appropriate voltage range
and current capability, we may be able to supply a power cord.
For small 7.4 V Lithium Ion camera batteries, it is not appropriate
to use one battery to power your camera and the Flash XDR.
The Flash XDR is designed to operate off a wide range of power
supply voltages, +6.0 to +20 VDC.
Can Flash XDR be used in high vibration applications (race
cars, airplanes, helicopters, etc)?
The Flash XDR has been field proven in a limited number of these
What is the operational temperature range?
The exact temperature range is not currently known. We have
internal temperature monitoring in the Flash XDR.
We are trying to maximize this range as we expect Flash XDR will be
used in the Artic as well many of the hottest areas of the
The Transcend cards are rated for -25 to 85 degrees C, but
we’ll need more testing before we know if Flash XDR can
operate over this range (or wider).
However, we do expect Flash XDR to operate over a much wider range
than tape or disk-drive based systems.
What humidity levels are acceptable?
The exact humidity range is not currently known.
We do request that reasonable precautions be taken when going from
warm environments to very cold environments and the reverse. In
general, one should take precautions by conditioning the Flash XDR
when condensation is likely.
However, we expect the acceptable humidity range will be much
greater than tape-based systems.
What happens if I lose power during a record
The last sub-clip will be corrupted and thus will be lost.
During a long recording session, the overall recording is broken
down into files (sub-clips) under 4 Gigabytes each. Only the last
sub-clip will be corrupted.
Does Flash XDR have internal temperature
Yes, if the temperature approaches a maximum operating level, then
a warning message will be displayed on the LCD screen. If the
temperature exceeds safe levels, the box will automatically close
open files and power down to prevent damage.