Focus Enhancements ASYF131001LF

ASYF-1310-01LF FS-5 Portable DTE Recorder with Metadata Support

Quick Specs:
Brand: Focus Enhancements

Click to Enlarge
Click to Enlarge
Print Print Email Email Add to Wishlist Add to Wishlist

Focus Enhancements ASYF131001LF

Focus Enhancements ASYF-1310-01LF FS-5 Portable DTE Recorder with Metadata Support
Shipping: FREE
Total Price: $1,899.95

Rating: (Write a Review)
Condition: Brand New
Shipping Methods:
Availability: Available [Details]
Related Series:

Additional Ways to Save Other Payment Options

View all payment options Google/Paypal Checkout

The Focus Enhancements FS-5 is a highly portable Direct To Edit (DTE) recorder designed for standard DV and HDV camcorders. As with previous models, the unit records footage directly through FireWire. Enhancements over previous models include a backlit, high-resolution LCD screen, ultra-light design, along with intuitive menus and controls.

Focus Enhancements ASYF131001LF Description:

The Focus Enhancements FS-5 is a highly portable Direct To Edit (DTE) recorder designed for standard DV and HDV camcorders. As with previous models, the unit records footage directly through FireWire. Enhancements over previous models include a backlit, high-resolution LCD screen, ultra-light design, along with intuitive menus and controls. Suitable for the harshest environments, the FS-5 provides 10 seconds of shock cache to ensure footage is never lost due to vibration. Additional features include time lapse recording, scene marking, clip categorization, and the ability to assign custom metadata.

Focus Enhancements ASYF131001LF Features:

Speed up your Editing Workflow
When using the FS-5, moving from acquisition (recording) to post-production (editing) is so fast and easy you'll never want to record on tape again! Not only is capturing and digitizing footage boring, it takes up precious time that could be used managing other aspects of your project.
Ultra-Portable Design
The FS-5 is lightweight, durable, and can fit virtually anywhere. Most importantly, when the unit is attached to a camcorder it won't adversely effect weight distribution or make the camera unmanageable. This is especially important while shooting documentaries or live events where camera operators potentially may have to record for long periods of time in unpredictable environments.
Metadata Anyone
The FS-5 can be access by using browser loaded up either a laptop or portable handheld device wirelessly. Through the browser, metadata can be assigned and manipulated. This can prevent users from having to rename footage once they are in post; simply tag the footage as you shoot it!
High Capacity 100 GB Hard Drive
The 100GB drive in the FS-5 translates into 7.5 hours of MiniDV or 1080i HDV footage. When using HDV in 720p, the unit will record up to 10 hours! Wow.
High-Resolution LCD Screen
The LCD screen on the FS-5 is both bright and clear, making it easy to use in even the most brightly lit locations.

Focus Enhancements ASYF131001LF Specifications:

Video System
DTE Disk Recorder
2-Channel (16-bit, 48kHz)
4-Channel (12-bit, 32kHz) (RawDV only)

MPEG-1 Audio Layer II
DV: 480i/p, 8-bit 4:1:1 (NTSC-DV)
HDV: 720/24p, 720/30p, 1080/60i
DTE File Formats: AVI Type 1, AVI Type 2, AVI Type2 24p, Canopus AVI, Matrox AVI, MXF, Pinnacle AVI, Quicktime, Quicktime 24p, RawDV
Dedicated VTR Record Buttons, Retro Recording, Scene Marking, MetaData Assigning
Play, Stop, Forward Index, Back Index, Forward, Rewind, Loop Playback Modes
Hard Drive
100GB, 4200rpm
File Transfer Method
FireWire 400, USB 2.0
Front Panel Keys with LCD screen
Power, 4 User-Programmable Function Keys, Record, Stop, Play, Pause
Input and Output Connectors
FireWire: 6-Pin (x1 Input/Output)
USB: USB 2.0 Type-A (x1 Input/Output)
Remote: GPI/RS-232
Time Code
DV Embedded Timecode (Drop or Non-Drop)
Belt Mount or On-Camera
Compatible Camcorders
Mini DV (DV25 Camcorders), Canon XLH1, Canon XHA1, JVC GY-HD100/110, JVC GY-HD200, JVC GY-HD250, Canon XHG1 Sony HDR-FX1, Sony HVR-HD1000U, Sony HVR-V1U, Sony HVR-Z1U, Sony HVR-Z7U
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
Power Consumption
Operating Temperature
32-104 F (0-40 C)
Storage Temperature
-40-140 F (-20-60 C)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
2.8 x 5.4 x 1.3" (7 x 13.7 x 3.2cm)
12 oz (0.3kg)

Focus Enhancements ASYF131001LF Reviews & Ratings

No Reviews Found

Shipping Methods & Details

  • Please enter your shipping ZIP Code to get available shipping methods and cost:

This item is brand new and comes with a full manufacturer warranty. Please refer to the table below for details

Warranty Center

Don't Gamble on a break-down!

Membership Benefits:
  • 100% Parts and Labor
  • No Deductibles
  • No Lemon Guarantee
  • Fully Transferable
  • Toll-Free Support
  • Worry Free For Up to 5 Years
  • Nationwide Coverage
  • Rapid Claim System
  • Electronic Registration

Coverage/Features Extended Service Plan Typical Manufacturer Warranty
Coverage Length
Up to 5 Years including parts and labor 1 Year Parts, 90 Days Labor
Wear and Tear(Normal Use)
Yes -
Product Replacement (If Product Cannot be Fixed)
Yes -
Power Surges
Yes -
Optional Accidental Damage
Yes -
Screen or Lens Replacement
Yes -
Yes -
Yes -
24/7 Toll Free Help
Yes -
No Lemon Policy
Yes -
Authorized Service Centers in Most Locations
Yes -

What exactly is an Extended Service Plan?
An extended service plan is generally an extension of your original manufacturer's warranty. Most manufacturers warranty their products to be free from defects for up to one year from the date of purchase. This warranty virtually guarantees you that if your newly purchased product fails, the manufacturer will protect you from the high costs of replacement parts and labor necessary to repair your product. Extended service plans lengthen your product's coverage for up to an additional 60 months (5 years) to insure you get years of performance satisfaction from your newly purchased product.

How is this different than the manufacturer's warranty?
A manufacturer's warranty usually offers limited coverage for a limited time, with parts and labor carrying separate lengths of coverage. For example, a common manufacturer warranty of a product might cover a consumer for one full year on parts defects but only 90 days on the high cost of labor involved to change those parts. Extended service plans provide comprehensive, long term, even length coverage. This means that should your product fail within your plans coverage time frame, both parts and labor costs are covered.

How do I buy an Extended Service Plan?
Extended Service Plans can be purchased along with your product online, or via our toll free number.

Can I renew my Consumer Priority Service extended service plan?
Yes, service plans are renewable and must be submitted 30 days prior to the original plans expiration. Please contact a sales representative to discuss your renewal options.

What should I do if I need extended service?
Our extended service providers offer an easy to use interactive form online which you may use to request that they initiate a claim on your product. Your other alternative is to call the toll-free number on your extended warranty card or email and have a qualified representative make this request for you with the information you will provide. We believe that our claim initiation request process is the absolute best our industry has to offer. It is designed for simplicity and speed.

Who will perform the service on my product?
Our company works with over 11,000 authorized service professionals. Each technician is extensively trained by the respective manufacturers to provide service on your products. Authorized technicians must complete annual and bi-annual continued education exams in addition to being well versed in manufacturer supplied update bulletins to ensure their level of expertise is as current as the new products which come to market. We urge our customers to provide feedback regarding their experiences which we later use to insure that the level of service we are expected to provide is exactly the level of service you receive.

May I transfer my extended service plan to another person?
Our service plans are 100% transferable. If you would like transfer ownership of the covered product along with its coverage, we require that the request be supplied in writing. For assistance please contact a Representative. Please have all of the new owner's information at hand when requesting a transfer.

Will I have to pay a deductible or any other "hidden costs"?
Generally, the amount of a deductible is almost always proportional to the amount of the premium charged. In order to have a lower deductible, even as low as $0, the plan holder would generally have to agree to a higher premium. For those who want lower premiums, they must agree to a higher deductible. Our extended service plans carry a $0.00 deductible along with low premiums. This means that with an extended service plan there are no high upfront costs and they are committed to cover 100% parts and labor costs on any authorized claim.