HD-SDI disk recorder
Targetted at on-set acquisition, the new Wafian HR-1 direct-to-disk high-definition video recorder can records up to 18 Hours of 10-bit CineForm Intermediate Files at 720p or 1080i/p.
Offering the form factor of a small rack-mountable VTR, the HR-1 records high-definition video over HD-SDI into the Visually Perfect CineForm Intermediate format.
After recording, the video files are ready for editing with CineForm’s Prospect HD and Adobe Premiere Pro, eliminating the costly and time-consuming “ingest” process required with tape-based storage. Using industry-standard tools, files may also be converted into compatible formats for use with other non-linear editing products including Apple’s Final Cut Pro and various Avid products.
“Our customers, who are independent filmmakers and video professionals, are pushing new camera technologies to record the highest quality images possible without breaking their budgets,” said Jeff Youel, President of Wafian Corporation. “The CineForm Intermediate format allows the HR-1 to record an impressive 18 hours of full-raster 4:2:2 HD Video, and still be affordably priced at $US15,000. It’s amazing when you consider tape decks with comparable image quality are only available at several times that price. We expect to see a number of productions use the HR-1 to record the pre-compression signal from new interchangeable lens HDV cameras like the Canon XL H1 and the JVC HD100U.”
Weta Digital (NZ) CG Supervisor Eric Saindon, a key member of the Oscar winning team that created King Kong, heads a monster-sized gathering of experts in digital content creation set to land in Melbourne at the forthcoming Digital Media Festival in Melbourne,.
At the Melbourne Park Function Centre from June 6-8, 2006, Saindon will be joined by leading visual effects masters from US facility The Orphanage (Aeon Flux/Sin City) and Australia’s Digital Pictures (Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King). Three distinct one-day conference programs will present the opportunity to learn from some of Australia and the world’s leading proponents of the art and technology of digital media production. For full program click here