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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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I am glad they did or i would have been out of pocket for a unit that was close to useless for myself. Mine is the DV only model. In this segment, we The company was very helpful and i got the unit in two days from payment from taiwan. If you have any questions please feel free to ask! Setting your white balance correctly saves time and frustration when it comes time to edit and opens up artistic options in the field.

February 20th, The dropped files were short and not playable at all. Here is a bracket I made for the fs-4 http: Enter your search terms Submit search form. The extended battery wasn’t that impressive hdg it does what it says it will do, but its just an akward connection and very ackward to mount unless you use the belt pouch.

Shining Technologies CitiDISK HDV 120GB Direct-to-Edit Device Review

Please enter your name here. I checked the firmware. It’s light and rather small, and can be operated with Canon XL-series batteries.

I hope that it isn’t too many questions at once. Maybe it’s the HDV model.

Shining Technology CitiDISK HDV GB External FWHDV B&H

Considering I still shoot a hsv of DV. August 31st, The main reason to go for a disk is the lack of an appropriate deck for XL H1, and second, my experience suggests that citidiks require constantly maintenance when used heavily. You can fit approximately six and a half hours on the GB drive. With the second citidisk I got I started right away recording the internal battery switch did not break this time!


I tested the unit shooting with and without tape inside. All the files had the same date stamp although they were neatly renumbered for easy sorting later.

This means you will always have a copy of your video. No more worries about a dropout ruining your only good take. I tried 3 different pc’s and a mac and not one would read it – the lights on the back of the citidisk would just blink rapidly. First thing I noticed is when I hit record on the GL2 the citidisk started working as its supposed to.

Shining Technologies CitiDISK HDV GB Direct-to-Edit Device Review – Videomaker

How does it support the pyro drive? But the red light is also used to trigger tapeless recording. 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.

When switching modes, things can get complicated in a hurry. However, the only true “tapeless” option comes with some caveats: The device has been extremely reliable although most of the time I don’t put a tape into the camcorder at all. To switch to Quicktime mode, select the green light. The FS-4 is otherwise fine, but it’s bit large, and also, the external power has to be at least 12 V.


Shining Technology CitiDISK HDV

Using more battery power will allow you to take full advantage of the product, since you can record and store up to minutes of HDV video on the drive itself. By the looks of it, the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind may have influenced some key design decisions.

I contacted the owner again and again was issued an RMA – sent it away hv earlier this week got drive number 3. Talk about a time saving. Cut down production time by creating an instant backup.

It was the latest. For me, the stable HDV storage is all what I really need, and thus, tolerate these other problems. How to Sync Dual Citidis, Sound. So here is my full fledged review of the Citidisk HDV; I recieved the gb model a little before christmas citiidisk I also ordered their extended battery which was OOS and didnt come in until early january.

Maybe in a few years they will have something there – but for me it looks like its time to try out a firestore fs I then took this data back to the company and asked ciidisk a refund on return of the unit as it definitely did not suit my application and they complied. We use bescor battery packs to power our dv drives for the full 6hrs of space.

First let me start by saying the owner I think has been great communicating with, and quick to try to help although the language barrier makes it difficult for him to understand some of the problems some times