VITEC unveils Focus FS-T2001 for field-based video-recording professionals

Top Quote VITEC, an expert in professional video solutions, has developed a new recorder - the Focus FS-T2001. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 16, 2013 - This solution is the world's first Dual SxS XDCAM HD422 in-the-field deck recorder dedicated to streamlining the professional user's workflow, when using the Sony XDCAM range.

    Based on the needs of the major players in the audio-visual sector, VITEC, a specialist in professional video solutions, has developed Focus FS-T2001, a new media recorder for use in the field.

    Focus FS-T2001 is the world's first Dual SxS XDCAM HD422 in-the-field deck recorder for specific use with Sony's XDCAM range of digital recording products. This recorder is the professional field solution for increasing production workflow with solid-state memory media.

    Focus FS-T2001 is already being put to use by major broadcasters worldwide, including BBC News for field recording/playback and BBC Sport for backup recording.

    Focus FS-T2001 records any serial digital interface (SDI) input video in Sony XDCAM EX/HD/HD422 up to 50Mbps (or megabits per second). The recorder also improves productivity while reducing field-storage costs. Besides, it enables easy access to the media for browsing, editing and sharing. Finally, it allows for complete confidence in the XDCAM recording process (never-miss-a-shot assurance).

    The Focus FS-T2001 has a number of key features, such as a Dual PC Express slot for SxS solid-state memory cards or a secure digital high-capacity (SDHC) adapter and a 250GB internal hard disk drive (HDD) for storage. The recorder has an extra-long recording capacity - up to eight hours continuously at 50Mbps on the 250GB HDD - along with infinite recording capacity if one is using removable storage.

    Moreover, Focus FS-T2001 users can access recorded content using either a file-transfer protocol (FTP) or a common internet file system (CIFS); they can then easily share content remotely via the ultra-fast 1Gbps (or gigabits per seconds) Ethernet port.

    It is also possible to play back stored clips over an SDI or a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) in either native, or downscaled, resolution, thanks to the fact that users can convert content from high definition (HD) to standard definition (SD) for SD transmission needs.

    Focus FS-T2001 has an SDI in/out, an HDMI out, and a Composite out. The recorder features an integrated liquid crystal display (LCD), which shows various navigation menus, live monitoring, and video-clip playbacks.

    Focus FS-T2001 is available for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of US$5,495 (or 3,995) via the global network of VITEC dealers.

    About VITEC
    In 1992, VITEC introduced the first MPEG-1 encoder for microcomputers. Since then, the company has been a pioneer in the field of MPEG technology.

    In addition to its large range of products for system integrators, VITEC offers programmable hardware video solutions designed to meet the most rigorous user expectations. Many of the company's solutions integrate world-famous brands including Como, Focus, Optibase, Stradis and SyLon.

    VITEC is an acknowledged leader in digital-video technology for system integrators, and the Number One specialist in custom-made OEM applications.

    The Press Office of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London can provide a complete Focus FS-T2001 specification sheet on request.

    VITEC will exhibit at the following trade shows in 2013:

    - Nab Show, from 8 to 11 April 2013, in Las Vegas (Nevada), in the USA;

    - Broadcast Asia (BSA), from 18 to 21 June 2013, in Singapore;

    - IBC 2013, from 13 to 17 September 2013, in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.

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    For further information, please contact :
    Quote ref. : FTPB3835
    Ms Katherine WOODS - Press Officer
    UBIFRANCE Press Office in London
    Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640
    katherine.woods ( @ ) ubifrance dot fr

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