S.two Ships New FlashDock Transfer Station

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Mon, 03/08/2010 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

S.two has introduced FlashDock a portable editorial ingest and archival station for FlashMag solid-state magazines from OB-1 S.two’s on-board digital film recorder. The self-contained uncompressed recorder for HD HD4:4:4 and raw production OB-1 weighs less than seven pounds and draws less than 20W of power is powered directly from the camera fully solid state and completely silent in operation. “This is the workflow component that our OB-1 customers have been looking for ” says Chris Romine president of S.two.  “It is economical field portable and facility friendly and satisfies both dailies generation and backup requirements with a user-friendly touch-screen LCD interface.”

 Supporting uncompressed 4:4:4 RGB and raw data including ArriRAW the FlashDock provides multiple transfer target interfaces including dual-link HD-SDI eSATA USB 2.0 Gbit Ethernet RS422 and SAS.  FCP-style XML and Avid-style ALE metadata files are generated and made available over Ethernet or to a USB device for automated editorial ingest.   An optional Expansion Chassis provides two half-height LTO3/4 drive bays and is powered from the FlashDock for true on-location archival or backup capability.  The FlashDock is capable of operating on 100-240VAC or 24VDC power and is designed for use on remote shoot locations in the studio or in a post-production facility. First production units have been shipped to sales and marketing partner Band Pro Film & Digital and are available for immediate delivery.