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

It’s a pity that these devices have their shortcomings. For instance, the green and red lights flash repeatedly upon startup, and the user has to cycle through the recording modes. Setting your white balance correctly saves time and frustration when it comes time to edit and opens up artistic options in the field. Again, the customer support was terrific but citidlsk will get you no where with a terrible product. Hi Jon, This may seem like a stupid question: The drive continues to record but breaks the files into 2GB chunks.

I tested the unit shooting with and without tape inside. 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.

I haven’t had any problems with the drives. The extended battery wasn’t that impressive – 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 Technology CitiDisk HDV 320gb Dte Drive

First thing I noticed is when I hit record hsv the GL2 the citidisk started working as its supposed to. Please enter your name here.

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Log into your account. The portable hard citidsik design is also rugged and proven to take the bumps and bruises of the demanding videographer. DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood. 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.

September 12th, Hopefully there will be an update that allows for more functionality.

I told the company and they recommended a firmware upgrade and reformatting of the disk and to try with the tape in. If you have any questions please feel free to ask! When switching modes, things can get complicated in a hurry. There are many factors that contribute to getting a good looking shot. Citidisk HDV and Sony HDR-HC1 I purchased a unit direct from the company only a fortnight ago to test to see if the product was worthy for my applications and decide if i was to become a distributor in australia.

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Citidis, box was mounted to the camer using a thumbscrew and to the quick release by gorilla gluing I love that stuff a nut to a predrilled hole and just screwing the quick release in place – it worked well! The green and red buttons are pressed sometimes in combination to navigate.

CitiDISK chops long footages into smaller parts, and each part is just fine. Maybe it’s the HDV model.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I tried every file format and finally found that. I checked the firmware.

After recording I hooked up to my editing suite, copied the files to a local harddrive and brought them into premiere pro. Originally Posted by Patricia Lamm Is an added attachment needed to do this, or is the mount on the citidisk somewhat universal for these type of batteries? Looks like it is back to tape for myself until something that is proven to work comes out.

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Shining Technology CitiDISK HDV

August 31st, Second, the timecode is not transferred to the hard disk. But, I find this no problem, for I anyhow convert the m2t files to Cineform avi-files, and this works out just fine. I lined it with a nonslip rubber so the drive fit in perfectly and the battery I made layed on citirisk of it. Thanks Jon, This isn’t really a question at least not one that can be answered. Or maybe I’m missing something. Canon expected cotidisk release at least one more generation of DSLRs.

February 21st, We have a citidisk dv unit as well and its has the same internal stuff, just a different name on the outside. Enter your search terms Submit search form. The first file in the recording worked perfectly – the next one matched up perfectly and it worked seamlessly with the first, however the 2nd file showed it was 18 minutes long – xitidisk the first 9 minutes were up, the file became corrupt – it was showing more time then it actually had.

By the looks of it, the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind may hdvv influenced some key design decisions.

In DV mode there’s no problem. I hope that it isn’t too many questions at once. Considering I still shoot a ton of DV.