The all-new MCE QuickStream DV/HDV now captures high quality HDV footage, in addition to DV footage, on-the-fly, via your camera's FireWire port, in your choice of file-format (.MOV, .AVI2, .DV, or .m2t for HDV) while you are shooting! The brand new MCE QuickStream DV/HDV re-engineers the digital video professional's workflow and completely eliminates the inefficient, time-consuming process of capturing DV or HDV footage from tape to your non-linear editing (NLE) system. When shooting has been completed, simply unplug the QuickStream DV/HDV from your DV or HDV camcorder's FireWire (1394, i.Link, etc.) port and plug it into your NLE system's FireWire port and begin editing your footage IMMEDIATELY.
NEW! Now Capture in HDV! - When connected to an HDV camcorder, the new MCE QuickStream DV/HDV automatically detects the HDV stream coming from the HDV camcorder's FireWire port and automatically saves it as a standard .m2t file! No operator intervention is required! Once shooting is done, simply connect the new QuickStream DV/HDV to your computer and drop the .m2t clips captured using the QuickStream DV/HDV directly into your favorite HDV editing application! You will be editing immediately without the time-consuming process of transferring from tape to computer and without tying up your HDV camcorder! If you are now shooting with a DV-only camcorder, your investment in the new QuickStream DV/HDV is retained once you move to an HDV camcorder... the new QuickStream DV/HDV will transition right along with you!
NEW! Redesigned Enclosure - The new QuickStream DV/HDV has a stronger, completely redesigned enclosure constructed out of aluminum alloy for improved heat dissipation as well as strength. The hard drive is shock-mounted internally which, when coupled with the strong aluminum alloy enclosure, makes the new QuickStream DV/HDV highly impervious to the knocks and dings of the mobile environment.
NEW! Top and Bottom 1/4-20" Screw-Hole Mounting Attachments - The new QuickStream DV/HDV includes both top and bottom 1/4-20" screw-hole mounting attachments located directly on the enclosure! This is the same industry standard screw-hole attachment found on the bottom of every camera on the market and already utilized by countless accessories. Now, in addition to being able to mount the new QuickStream DV/HDV on top of your camera using the included hot-shoe adapter, your new QuickStream DV/HDV can now also be mounted directly on your tripod and your camcorder mounted directly on top of the QuickStream DV/HDV! All hardware required to do this is included! Now even more so, the new QuickStream DV/HDV not only complements your existing camera equipment, it quickly integrates into and becomes part of it.
NEW! Battery Level Indicator - A highly requested feature from owners of previous generation QuickStreams is the ability to see the level of the internal Lithium-Ion battery with greater accuracy. We integrated this feature into the new QuickStream DV/HDV and now you can quickly see when the internal Lithium-Ion battery has greater than 50% capacity, has between 20% to 50% capacity, or has under 20% capacity so you will know how much time you have left before needing a recharge or connecting to AC power.
Instant Review - View your last recorded DV clip directly on your camcorder's LCD or monitor! Just hit the "Review" button on the QuickStream DV/HDV control panel and gain the peace of mind in knowing that shot is exactly the way you want it. Note: HDV review functionality via camcorder LCD is forthcoming in a free firmware update release.
SureCapture Technology - Even while in standby mode, the new QuickStream DV/HDV is continuously capturing up to six seconds of video from your HDV or DV camcorder to its solid state buffers. When you press the "Record" button on your HDV or DV camcorder or QuickStream DV/HDV then this pre-captured footage is automatically appended to the front of your clip... ensuring that you'll always get your shot in those instances where timing is everything.
Universal Compatibility - The all-new QuickStream DV/HDV works with every type of DV or HDV camera made. If your camera records in HDV, MiniDV, DVCAM, or DVCPRO format then it will work with the new QuickStream DV/HDV. All cameras of this type have a FireWire (IEEE 1394, i.LINK) port built right in for directly connecting them to the new QuickStream DV/HDV.
No Dropped Frames - The all-new QuickStream DV/HDV was designed and engineered expressly for the purpose of capturing HDV and DV footage in mobile and extreme environments... as well as in the studio. Due to its redundant data buffers, its ruggedized enclosure, and numerous other built-in fail-safe considerations, we can make this guarantee.
Selectable File Formats - Every non-linear editing software has a preference for the type of DV file it prefers to work with. Apple's Final Cut Pro prefers QuickTime based (.mov) files, Adobe Premiere and many others prefer AVI-2 (.avi) files, and other editing softwares prefer raw DV (.dv). The all-new QuickStream DV/HDV allows you to preset the drive to one of five DV file formats in which to capture. (Remember, when capturing an HDV stream, the new QuickStream DV/HDV automatically captures in industry standard .m2t for compatibility with nearly all HDV editing applications.) The DV formats are QuickTime (.mov), AVI-2 (.avi), Canopus AVI-2 (.avi), Matrox AVI (.avi) and raw DV (.dv). When done shooting and the new QuickStream DV/HDV has been connected to your workstation, your captured footage is recognized natively by your editing software as its preferred format so that you can start editing your video clips immediately!
Internal Battery - The all-new QuickStream DV/HDV is self-powered by an internal lithium polymer battery which provides about 100 minutes of continuous power. The internal battery is automatically re-charged when plugged into either your workstation's bus-powered FireWire port, the included A/C adapter, or just about any external power source providing 6-18V DC. In addition, there is also an optional external battery pack which provides an additional 3.5 hours of continuous power to the QuickStream DV.