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I’m planning on purchasing 3 of the Focus Enhancements FS-5 DTE recorders. does anyone have any experience using them? are they worth the $$? do you know of comparable competitors?
I don’t use exactly that, but I do record to CF via a Sony adapter. I think it is worth the $ you spend not having to worry about tapes and dropped frames. That looks like it has a few more built in features like processing different frame rates and formatson it’s own? I wonder how well it is able to translate that if it is not coming off the camera that way. Or are they listing those formats as if they were coming off the camera in that format?
what Sony adapter are you using? because this is for my FX1 and V1U…
MRC1K CF recorder. Works with any firewire camera. Mounts seamlessly to my Z5 though 😉 It is a lot less than the DTE you described, but then you do need to supply the CF cards.
I own two of the Focus Enhancements FS-5 DTE recorders and I must say I love them. They are very easy to work with and the best part is the transferring of files into your NLE. No more log and capture; just import the files through firewire in less than half the time. I now use tape as backup, because you can record to both simultaneously. In the end it’s more cost effective. I give the Focus FS-5’s two thumbs up.
Thanks for the Info! I will order them and let you know
i would also definetly recommend the Focus enhancement recorders. We have 3 of the older FS-100’s and they are great. The newer solid state ones are even better so you really can’t go wrong.