Focus Enhancements ASYF116601LF

ASYF-1166-01LF NTSC FS-4Pro HD 80GB Portable DTE Recorder

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Focus Enhancements ASYF116601LF

Focus Enhancements ASYF-1166-01LF NTSC FS-4Pro HD 80GB Portable DTE Recorder
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The FS-4Pro HD 80 GB Portable DTE Recorder from Focus Enhancements is a hard drive based tapeless recorder that is designed to work with DV camcorders. The FS-4Pro HD weighs about a pound and is only 1.6" thick, making it very easy to mount on your camera or clipped on a belt. The DTE recorder is fully compatible with both Macintosh and PC based editing systems, making it a great solution for anyone who is tired of the hassles associated with logging and capturing tapes.

The FS-4Pro HD 80 GB Portable DTE Recorder from Focus Enhancements is a hard drive based tapeless recorder that is designed to work with DV camcorders. The FS-4Pro HD weighs about a pound and is only 1.6" thick, making it very easy to mount on your camera or clipped on a belt. The DTE recorder is fully compatible with both Macintosh and PC based editing systems, making it a great solution for anyone who is tired of the hassles associated with logging and capturing tapes.


Tapeless Acquisition
The FS-4 allows you to record directly from your camcorder while you shoot using Direct To Edit (DTE) Technology. When you are finished shooting, simply connect the FS-4 to your computer and you are instantly ready to edit in the timeline.

True DTE Technology
The recorder gives you a variety of file format options including RawDV, AVI Type 1, AVI Type 2, 24P AVI Type 2, Matrox AVI, Canopus AVI, Avid DV-OMF, MXF OPatom DV, QuickTime or QuickTime 24P. It is also compatible with HDV camcorders that feature 720p and 1080i MPEG-2 and QuickTime HD recording.

Fast & Efficient Editing
Once you have finished shooting, you can mount the FS-4 to your Mac or PC editing system like a normal FireWire hard disk drive. This allows you to transfer clips to your NLEs media drive at up to 50 MB/sec or edit instantly in real-time using the FS-4 as your media source.

Confidence in Recording
You have the option of simultaneously recording to disk and tape while you shoot, providing an immediately available, drop out free, edit source and an archive and backup on tape.

Compact, Lightweight, Rugged Design
The FS-4 weighs less than one pound including the battery and is only 1.6" thick. You can mount the FS-4 directly to your camcorder using the optional camera mount kit or clip the FS-4 directly to your belt. The FS-4 can withstand the rigors of field shooting. The six second electronic shock cache ensures your video is always recorded even in the roughest of conditions.

Flexible Capacities and Power
The recorder comes with an 80 GB hard drive which can hold approximately 6 hours of footage. You can extend record times by linking 2 FS-4 units together. The FS-4 is powered by slim, removable battery packs or via the supplied AC adapter.

Easy to Use, Control and Update
The FS-4 interfaces with your camcorder using a single FireWire cable that passes audio, video, timecode and control information. When a tape is present, each press of start and stop on your camcorders record button creates an individual clip on disk. The FS-4 features a comprehensive backlit display, menu system and buttons allowing easy control and management.

Never Miss A Shot
The recorders 6-second retro record mode means you are always recording. When action happens, you have up to 6-seconds to hit "record" and capture the moment.

FS4Pro HD Features
The FS4Pro HD boasts several features not found in the standard model. These include retro disk and loop record modes, scene marking support, a user definable 10-second retro cache record feature, user definable time lapse and user definable loop playback modes. It also supports free run and regen timecode modes, HD TC display and re-stripe capabilities.


Video System





DTE Disk Recorder


DV embedded 2-channel (16-bit, 48 kHz) or 4-channel (12-bit,32 kHz) (RawDV only)


DV: 25 Mb/s, 8-bit 4:1:1 (NTSC-DV)
HDV: 720p 24/25/30fps, 1080i 50/60fps
DTE File Formats: RawDV, AVI Type1, AVI Type2, Matrox AVI, Canopus AVI, QuickTime, AVI Type 2 24p, QuickTime 24p, M2T HD, Pinnacle DV, Avid OMF DV, MXF OPAtom DV, QuickTime HD


Dedicated VTR Record Buttons, Retro Recording, Scene Marking


Play, Stop, Forward Index, Back Index, Forward, Rewind, Loop Playback Modes

Hard Drive

80 GB

File Transfer Method



Front panel keys with LCD screen


Dedicated VTR Play/Record and Mode Buttons

Input and Output Connectors

1x 6-Pin FireWire-400 DV Video I/O
1x 6-Pin FireWire-400 Computer I/O
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) minijack for GPI and RS-232C control

Time Code

DV Embedded Timecode (Drop or Non-Drop)


Belt Mount or On-Camera

Compatible Camcorders

Mini DV (DV25 Camcorders), Canon XL-H1, Sony HDR-FX1, Sony HVR-Z1

Compatible NLE Systems

Adobe Premiere, Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Adobe Premiere Elements, Apple Final Cut Express, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple iMovie, Avid Media Composer Adrenaline, Avid Xpress Pro, Avid Newscutter Adrenaline, Canopus Edius Pro, Canopus Edius Broadcast, Matrox RT/RTX, Matrox Axio, Sony Vegas, Ulead Media Studio Pro

Power Requirements

DC: 15 VDC, 7.5 watts

Environmental Requirements

Temperature: 32-104 F (0-40 C)
Humidity: 30-90%

Temperature: -40-140 F (-20-60 C)
Humidity: <85%

Dimensions (WxHxD)

1.6 x 5.6 x 3.75" (4 x 14.2 x 9.5 cm)


1 lb (0.45 kg)

Box Contents

      Belt Clip 
      User Guide 
      1 (0.3 m) 6-Pin to 4-Pin FireWire-400 Cable 
      4 (1.2 m) 6-pin to 4-pin FireWire Cable 
      Power Supply with Cable and Connector 
      Removable Li-Ion Battery Pack 
      2-Year Limited Warranty on DTE 
      90-Day Limited Warranty on Accessories (Including Battery) 

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