That may sound like a question from the future, but after using Shining Technology’s CitiDISK HDV hard drive recording system, we know you’ll. With its small form-factor, high-capacity and rugged design, CitiDISK™ HD is ideally suited with tape, or with CitiDISK HDV’s REC button without tape. Taiwanese company Shining Technology’s CitiDISK HDV, an aggressively priced external hard disk line that automatically detects incoming.
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The green and red buttons are pressed sometimes in combination to navigate.
So here is my full fledged review of the Citidisk HDV; I recieved the gb model a little before christmas and I also ordered their extended battery which was OOS and didnt come in until early january. Record to hard citudisk at the touch of button, and create video files for immediate use in your NLE.
I originally was going to use this to save the heads of the camera and to be able to quick edit things. That was the last straw – I gave it a fair shot and now I have had it with the device and requested a full refund, which they better honor since buying the device I have never had a fully functional one.
They hhdv all good although i did note a number of dropouts in places. DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses I then tried this with the tape in the unit.
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Packed inside this 10 ounce device is a GB shock-mounted laptop hard drive, a FireWire bus, and a rechargeable battery. I purchased a unit direct from the company only a fortnight ago to test to see if the product was worthy for my applications and decide if i was to become a distributor in australia. For instance, the green and red lights flash repeatedly upon startup, and the user has to cycle citidiso the recording modes. February 20th, Precision Camera Austin, TX.
Citidiek worked fine sometimes and at other time just dropped out whilst shooting in non tape mode.
Using more battery power will allow you to take full advantage of the product, since you can record and store up to minutes of HDV video on the drive itself. My first impression was I liked the look and the feel of the device – it was small but felt secure and durable more durable then it citudisk
First let me start by saying the owner I think has been great communicating with, and quick to try to help although the language barrier makes it difficult for him to understand some of the problems some times I have 3 ADS pryo drives, same as the citidisk. All the files had the same date stamp although they were neatly renumbered for easy sorting later. Hsv switching modes, things can get complicated in a hurry.
For me, the stable HDV storage is all what I really need, and thus, tolerate these other problems.
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C Cypress, CA www. Why do we watch movies in widescreen? Again, the customer support was terrific but that will get you no where bdv a terrible product. Looks like it is back to tape for myself until something that citodisk proven to work comes out.
The extended battery wasn’t that impressive – it does what it says it will do, but its just an akward connection and very ackward to mount unless you use the belt pouch. You have entered an incorrect email address!
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I was thinking of buying the few hdv models. Considering I still shoot a ton of DV. VideoGuys Mineola, NY. The back of the box was drammeled open so I citidlsk reach the connectors and buttons and there was a velcro strap on the top to keep the battery in place.
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If you need the extra juice though, external batteries are available. Cut down production time by creating an instant backup. But the red light is also used to trigger tapeless recording.
September 6th, If I get an FS-4 I would like to figure out something similar but that give me easy access to the display panel – wether it be relocating the display or just being able to slide the drive out easily. So, I’ve been looking for a disk to store the HDV signal and which fits the needs of wildlife videography.
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I tried 3 different pc’s and a mac and not one would read it – the lights on the back of the citidisk would just blink rapidly. The FS-4 is otherwise fine, but it’s bit large, and also, the external power has to be at least 12 V.
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September 12th, Notify me of follow-up comments by hdg. Setting your white balance correctly saves time and frustration when it comes time to edit and opens up artistic options in the field.
Or maybe I’m missing something. I checked the files. Canon expected to release at least one more generation of DSLRs.