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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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First thing I noticed is when I hit record on the GL2 the citidisk started working as citidixk supposed to. For instance, the green and red lights flash repeatedly upon startup, and the user has to cycle through the recording modes.

You have entered an incorrect email address! It would make sense if one of the re-packagers of the original model would be less stable than the original, but in this case it seems as if one of the spin-offs is better than it’s supplier.

Precision Camera Austin, TX. All the files had the same date stamp although they were neatly renumbered for easy sorting later.

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I was thinking of buying the few hdv models. PC or Mac Operating System: Lauri, you mention that you’re using the citidisk with your Canon XLH1 batteries.

The drive continues to record but breaks the files into 2GB chunks. The extended battery wasn’t that impressive – it does what it citiddisk it will do, but its just an akward connection and very ackward to mount unless you use the belt pouch. The time now is We use bescor citididk packs to power our dv drives for the full 6hrs of space. I then took this data back to the company and asked for a refund on return of the unit as it definitely did not suit my cltidisk and they complied.

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Adorama New York, NY. The back of the box was drammeled open so I could reach the connectors and buttons and there was a velcro strap on the top to keep the battery in place. 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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Log into your account. 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 looks! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

This means you will always have a copy of your video.

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Using more battery power will allow ciidisk to take full advantage of the product, since you can record and store up to minutes of HDV video on the drive itself. August 31st, So, I’ve been looking for a disk to store the HDV signal and which fits the needs of wildlife videography.

Although the internal battery should last an hour and a half on full charge, we jdv the CitiDISK on battery power to shoot and edit for much longer. Is an added attachment needed to do this, or is the mount on the citidisk somewhat universal for these type of batteries?

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Maybe it’s the HDV model. Hdf which do you like better, the pyro or the FS-4, and why? The main reason to go for a disk is the lack of an appropriate deck for XL H1, and second, my experience suggests that decks require constantly maintenance when used heavily. They told me they replaced the entire device which is not true because there was a scuff on the casing from the first device and its still there – so they may have replaced something internally but I feel if a product dies within the return period it warrants a brand new one not a fix – but thats just me It’s a pity that these devices have their shortcomings.

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses I record about an hour of footage no problem, sync to my computer, copy the footage down and begin placing them on the time line and then I notice there are random clips of just mosaic noise, and then with the clips that do work, every few of them has a weird humming noise in it which I never experience.

Cihidisk HDV and Sony HDR-HC1 I purchased a unit direct from the company only a fortnight ago to dhv to see if the product was worthy for my applications and decide if i was to become a distributor in australia. Looks like it is back to tape for myself until something that is proven to work comes out.


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Notify me of new posts by email. Upon first using it there is a litle switch you need to turn on in the back using a pen tip or paper clip to turn on the internal battery – when I moved it to the on position, it snapped off – no big deal but pretty cheap if you ask me They are giving me mixed signals on upgrading the unit and after reading your review, I wonder if I should even upgrade the units.

FireWire Sustained Data Rate: You can fit approximately six and a half hours on the GB drive. They were all good although i did note a number of dropouts in places. This is a bit confusing. February 16th, Thanks Jon, This isn’t really a question at least not one that can be answered. Mine is the DV only model.

The device has been extremely reliable although most of the time I don’t put a tape into the camcorder at all. For me, the stable HDV storage is all what I really need, and thus, jdv these other problems.

ditidisk However, the only true “tapeless” option comes with some caveats: I recorded about an hour, used the play back feature from the back of the citidisk very very lacking design and saw my clips.

Forgot the power adapter? This means it can’t be operated with the XL H1 batteries unless one made oneself a serial connection. Out of the ten various length shots i took. The FS-4 is otherwise fine, but it’s bit large, and also, the external power has to be at least 12 V.

Please enter your name here. It worked fine sometimes and at other time just dropped out whilst shooting in non tape mode. The dropped files were short and not playable at all.