Convergent Design, maker of the famous nanoFlash & Gemini 4:4:4 just announced a new recorder that looks very nice and promising. This field recorder + oled monitor is targeted at HDSLR indie filmmakers as well as professionals with a codec license lease system.
Many filmmakers, especially in documentary are often struggling with too much gear hanging from their camera rig and cameras taking too long to setup. Harddisk recorders and monitors could be built into cameras, but so far the camera manufacturers have not come up with a device that fulfills those needs. Once again a gear manufacturer wants to make our lives easier:
nanoFlash SD/HD Recorder
This SD/HD recorder will set you back a couple grand but if you have the cash to spare, this little gem could be worth every penny. The Nano Flash records directly from the HDMI output, giving you uncompressed 4:2:2 images. It will also let you record in multiple formats such as Native QuickTime for FCP, and MPEG HD with real time rendering of Blu-Ray Discs. The nanoFlash can also increase record times in HD DSLRâ€™s with two hot swappable CF card slots.
The nanoFlash will also record 24-Bit/48K uncompressed audio, with two channel level meters and a headphone out to satisfy the sound geeks out there.
Click Here To Go To the Convergent Design Website.