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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, CitiDISKā„¢ 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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There are many factors that contribute to getting a good looking shot. But, I find this no problem, for I anyhow convert the m2t files to Cineform avi-files, and this works out just fine. Again, the customer support was terrific but that will get you no where with a terrible product.

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Originally Posted by Matthew Fink the quick release in place – it hfv well! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. February 21st, Hi Jon, This is a bit confusing.

Shining Technologies CitiDISK HDV 120GB Direct-to-Edit Device Review

Notify me of new posts by email. Hopefully there will be an update that allows for more functionality. How to Sync Dual System Sound. This mode saves you from having to convert your video in the editing stage. Out of the ten various length shots i took. I am sure this unit might work for some people but i didn’t get any joy myself.

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I then tried this with the tape in the unit. By the looks of it, the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind may have influenced some key design decisions. I hope that it isn’t too many questions at once.


Precision Camera Austin, TX. Citidisk HDV and Sony HDR-HC1 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.

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. The first file in the recording worked perfectly – the next one matched up perfectly and it worked seamlessly with ciyidisk first, however the 2nd file showed it was cltidisk minutes long – when the first 9 minutes were up, the file became corrupt – citidiak was showing more time then it actually had.

I formatted the disk and again tested. For instance, the green and red lights flash repeatedly upon startup, and the user has to cycle through the recording modes.

They were all good although i did note a number of dropouts in places. Looks like it is back to tape for myself until something that is proven to work comes out. CitiDISK chops long footages into smaller parts, and each part is just fine.

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Hi Jon, This may seem like a stupid question: When switching modes, things can get complicated in a hurry. Second, the timecode is not transferred to the hard disk. I then took this data back to the cigidisk and asked for a refund on return of the unit as it definitely did not suit my application and they citivisk. August 31st, 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.


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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 recorded hsv an hour, used the play back feature citkdisk the back of the citidisk very very lacking design and saw my clips.

VideoGuys Mineola, NY. And since FireWire seems to be such a standard for video, it feels quite familiar. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This is a bit confusing.

This means it can’t be operated with the XL H1 batteries unless one made oneself a serial connection. C Cypress, CA www.