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Fast Forward Video at the 2011 NAB Show

sideKick HD - HD3 - Omega HD - Micron HD

Fast Forward Video (FFV) has been developing and manufacturing digital video recording (DVR) technology for more than 25 years and has built a solid reputation for durable, user-friendly designs that offer superior image quality. At the 2011 NAB Show, FFV will demonstrate an array of its award-winning DVR solutions, each designed with customer requirements in mind and built to the demanding specifications of today's media operations. The latest example is the sideKick HD, a multiformat, straight-to-edit camera-mountable DVR.

sideKick HD

Making its debut at the 2011 NAB Show, Fast Forward Video's (FFV) new sideKick HD is a versatile recording solution designed to ease production workflow and satisfy the demands of both producers and post-production editors. The camera-mountable sideKick HD captures video directly from HD/SDI or HDMI outputs at bit rates up to 220 Mbit/s, with 4:2:2 sampling and 10-bit resolution in multiple codecs starting with ProRes on removable 2.5-inch SSD drives. Recording directly to high-quality NLE formats eliminates time-consuming transcoding, which can degrade image quality. The sideKick HD also provides a 4.3-inch on-board confidence monitor, which offers playback options including scrub and jog capabilities.

Enter to win a sideKick HD
2011 NAB Show attendees may enter a drawing to win a sideKick HD by stopping by Fast Forward Video (FFV) in booth C12719 and filling out a raffle ticket.


Also on display at the 2011 NAB Show will be the HD3, a highly versatile and compact all-in-one digital video recorder (DVR) designed specifically for on-set motion picture and television production. Packing state-of-the-art DVR and controller technology with an integral HD monitor in a hard portable case, the HD3 features JPEG2000 compression for optimal HD and SD image quality. Like the Omega HD™, the HD3 is available in either single- or dual-channel configurations, delivering all the advantages of HD images and the random-access non-linear benefits of solid state or hard disk drives. The system features a high-quality third-party monitor and uses removable, hot-swappable 2.5-inch SATA drives that are compatible with Fast Forward Video's (FFV) complete HD line of products.


Omega HD™

For high-end recording and playback, Fast Forward Video's (FFV) Omega HD™ digital video recorder (DVR) can record either SD or HD video with JPEG2000 compression and up to 100 Mbit/s. Using the Omega HD recorder, users can simultaneously record, play, and store multiple SD and HD video files and create video clips, loops, and playlists using the simple-touch front panel. These features make the Omega HD an ideal solution for graphics, key and fill, station automation, commercial insertion, and instant replay applications. A common fixture in mobile broadcasting vehicles for key and fill applications, the Omega HD can also provide a powerful and fully integrated alternative to high-end instant replay servers and is a popular choice for the growing demand for synchronized playback of dual video streams for stereoscopic 3-D applications.

Micron HD

The Micron HD digital video recorder (DVR) is a cost-effective, yet highly powerful solution for record and playback with an MSRP of only $4995. The Micron HD, coupled with a controller, provides an expanded feature set that makes it a comprehensive tool for budget-conscious broadcasters. This single-rack unit records HD and SD using high-quality JPEG2000 compression at speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s, making it an excellent replacement for SD-only DVRs and analog tape decks. The Micron HD offers up to eight hours of record time and is fully compatible with all of Fast Forward Video's (FFV) HD products.


About Fast Forward Video

Fast Forward Video (FFV) designs, manufactures, and markets digital video recorders and board-level solutions for professional broadcast, presentation, industrial, and military applications worldwide. Founded in 1985, the company was the first to incorporate digital computer technology, including random-access disk storage and data-compression capabilities, into professional video products. Today the company provides video technology solutions to a wide range of markets.

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