Focus Enhancements Doubles DVCPRO HD Record Time and Adds QuickTime Support to FS-100
Version 3.0 firmware upgrade streamlines workflow for Final Cut Pro Users with native QuickTime support and more than doubles record time with native 720p support
“FS-100 has become the leading long form recording solution for Panasonic P2 camcorders, and with 3.0, recording times are increased significantly to extend in-the-field capabilities," said Matt McEwen, senior product manager for Focus Enhancements. "3.0 also greatly enhances workflow efficiency for Apple Final Cut Pro users.”
When recording native frame rates, users can more than double the record time on the FS-100 from 100 minutes to over 200 minutes. By recording only the required frames, the bit rate for DVCPRO HD recordings drops to as low as 40Mb/s. While camcorders, such as the Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 camera/recorder do not output a stream via FireWire when set to native frame modes (pN), the FS-100 processor is capable of achieving the same native support by only recording the required frames when set to regular 720/24p, 25p and 30p modes. QuickTime support also includes up to four channels of digital audio.
The 3.0 upgrade is available to existing FS-100 owners directly from the Focus website for $39. All new FS-100 units manufactured after February 1, 2007 will ship with version 3.0.