Any thoughts on FireStore FS-4 and other variations

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jammiefreerider, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. jammiefreerider macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2006
    Does anyone have any experience of using this or similar system. Sounds like content is encoded into QuickTime or variation then sent to edit. Sounds like a bad idea encoding footage before edit. I see there is Raw DV format is that what would be preferable? If so, how much SD/HD footage could fit onto their 60GB drives?

    It sounds like a dream come true but could be an expensive mistake. mmm.... (while stroking his beard)
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    Yes, they work. They encode the same way the camera does. But for DV, I really don't see a point is spending that much for capture storage. Tapes are cheaper, more reliable, and a very good archival format. The firestore is more aimed at HVX users that tend to record to 8,16, and now 32gb P2 cards and need longer shooting times. A 60gb firestore would give you about 4hrs of DV footage.

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