Camera recording straight to edit choice is here and a there maybe a few more of these recorders show up at NAB.
Fast Forward Video brings us their sideKick HD HDMI & HD-SDI out 10-bit field recorder for video cameras.
So the long awaited Atomos Ninja ProRes recorder has company in the straight to edit, multi-format workflow portable HDD SSD recorders.
Thing is the Fast Forward Video sideKick HD is dual output with both HDMI and HD-SDI where as the yet to be delivered Atomos Ninja is only HDMI. However at NAB the Ninja will have a brother called the Samurai a SDI version of the Ninja.
The Ninja HDMI recorder costs $995 with two SSD cadies only. The sideKick HD supports both HDMI and HD-SDI out and includes a removable 128GB SSD Drive and costs $2,494.95.

sideKick HD

Capture the highest quality video that your HD camera can produce
– up to 220 Mbit/s
– 4:2:2 sampling
– 10-bit quantization

Give post-production the option of preferred recording codec
– Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
– Apple ProRes 422
– In the future, more codec options will be available via purchased firmware updates.
Record directly to high quality NLE formats – eliminating time consuming transcoding which may also degrade image quality.

Make sure you got the shot with the 4.3” on-board confidence monitor, which provides simple playback options.

Increase record times with larger capacity non-proprietary 2.5” SATA solid state drives.

Mount the sideKick HD anywhere with the battery or cable option.

Capture everything with automatic recording and frame rate/resolution sensing capabilities.

Select your video input preference

Fast Forward Video sideKick HD

Drive (1) Removable 2.5″ SATA SSD
Display 4.3″ Color TFT (480 x 272)
Camera Mount 1/4″-20 Thread
Supported Resolutions SMPTE 274M (1080p: 29.97/25/23.98, 1080i: 59.94/50)
SMPTE 296M (720p: 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98)
Codecs Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
Apple ProRes 422 – standard

Future codecs upgradable via
Compression Rate 145 – 220 Mbps (max)
Timecode Embedded
Audio Sampling 48KHz
Digital Audio Resolution 24 bit
16 bit (analog)
Input/Output HD-SDI w/8-ch Embedded Audio: BNC (x1 Input, x1 Output)
HDMI w/Audio: Type C Mini (x1 Input, x1 Output)
Analog Audio/Mic: 3.5mm (x1 Input)
Headphone: 3.5mm Stereo Jack (x1 Output)
USB 2.0 (x1)
Power Connector: Mini XLR (x1)
Operating Temperature 32° – 104°F (0° – 40°C)
Power Supply 12VDC
Anton Bauer or V-Lock battery adapter cable or external battery w/charger option
Power Requirements 9-16VDC
Power Consumption 16-21W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.25 x 4.2 x 2.1″ (15.9 x 10.7 x 5.3 cm)
Weight 10 oz (283.5g)

For details go to Fast Forward Video or download the Brag PDF.

Leave a Comment Here