Convergent Design has announced a price reduction on their nanoFlash recorder, which we covered during the NAB on April 21st. Now the list price is US$2995 and more features have been added, including an analog audio input, over/undercrank, and native recording of 720p23.976/25/29.97 which comes from the camera with pulldown over 50p or 59.94p. In other words, the nanoFlash will remove the extra frames based upon the metadata. The nanoFlash recorder now offers over/undercranking of a pure 720p59.94p stream.
nanoFlash is a full-raster 720p or 1080i/p, 4:2:2 recorder that can be described as super-small, lightweight, and low-power. It has both HD/SD-SDI and HDMI input/output, and can record three different multiple bit rates of MPEG2 long GOP, and one MPEG2 at i-frame. When Convergent Design says low-power, they mean 7.5 watts when active, or 0.2 watts in standby mode. nanoFlash records onto inexpensive Card Flash media. Convergent Design quotes 32GB at US$60. Files may be wrapped with either QuickTime or MXF.
nanoFlash can mount to many cameras.
- Master Quality – i-frame Only : 160 Mbps 4:2:2 i-frame full-raster; 1.24 GB/minute
- Master Quality – long GOP : 100 Mbps 4:2:2 long-GOP full-raster; 0.8 GB/minute
- Broadcast TV Mode: 50 Mbps 4:2:2 long-GOP full-raster; 0.4 GB/minute
- Proxy Mode: 19 Mbps 4:2:0 long-GOP subsampled 1440×1080; 0.15 GB/minute
Convergent Design says that nanoFlash will be shipping in June.