The subject of this review is the Focus Enhancements Firestore FS-4, a portable video recorder that uses a standard laptop computer hard drive to store footage on. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. We are able to connect the deck to our mac and start editing in final cut pro without copying the files to the computer. For instance, a lot of people will take advantage of the DTE direct to edit capability of this unit, which means that it looks and acts just like another hard drive, when plugged into your editing system via the firewire port. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Type2 avi files with 4 channels of audio are not something that most people work with, so CodecTest. That is not to demean what has been accomplished with the Firestoore Something we hope you’ll especially enjoy: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Screw down the board to the front plastic 5 screws 12 Now mount the drive to the metallic casing observe step 6 – 4 screws. Either way it saves time from having to capture from tape. Turn on 1-Click ordering for this browser. I have been fortunate to be able to plug into an AC outlet during my shoots. Share your thoughts with other customers.

The unit is reliable and easy to use. Unless you need to record in the field and want to bypass recording to tape, use the firewire direct to a laptop and save a chunk of money on this outdated technology. I first used it on the road with a less-than-beefy laptop, and there were a couple hangups with editing the clips, but I’m pinning those on the laptop.


Cirestore the FS-4 ON. I checked the other one I put back together and sure enough it worked correctly. Take a look at the FS-4 Pro if you need firrstore video clip management. Canopus Edius 3 fiirestore a project preset for a 4-channel DV avi, but it only recognized the first pair of audio channels in the avi file.

Together with the disk drive note the drive is upside down nowblack side facing the right side image 3. Sold by StrategicLifestyle and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Pages with related products. But if you’re still in the market for a dedicated music player, there are still some worthy options out there. Display Display Form Factor. The hard drive inside the FS-4 is formatted with the FAT32 system, which means that the maximum file size is 2 gigabytes. The other firewire port on the FS-4 is apparently controlled by a Phillips chip that fireetore for things like device control to be included with the DV datastream.


It can be controlled by it’s own front panel, or by the video camera itself, if your camera has external DV device control capability via the a firewire port check the setup menu of your camera. All screws have been checked. fkrestore

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Tested from the off position and a normal FS-4 ProHD would run the fan full speed for a second on startup. If you’re among the admittedly select few mourning the passing of Apple’s little MP3 players, fear not: Buy with confidence as the condition of this item and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the “Amazon A-to-z Guarantee”.

I have 4 HD models so that is how I can swap the parts. Focus Enhancements has done a good job of covering the gamut of digital formats, but with the FS-4 you don’t have much control over how the clips are named. We are able to connect the deck to our mac and start editing in final cut pro without copying the files to the computer.

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