mhageman - April 17th, 2008
At NAB 2008, Blackmagic announced two small h.264 encoders to be released in July, the Video Recorder, and Video Recorder SDI.
The Blackmagic Video Recorder ($119) is an analog device aimed at consumers wanting to to convert media from videotapes or DVDs to h.264 video compatible with iPods, iPhones, YouTube, IPTV, Web or for full resolution archiving.
The Blackmagic Video Recorder SDI ($299), is similar to the Video Recorder, but instead of analog connectors, it comes with SDI in, and an rs-422 port for deck control. A very nice feature for those of you using broadcast level VTRs.