Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great Product! Disconnect the ribbon cable from the board. In normal operation, the camera gets booted up first, after which the Firestore FS-4 takes approximately 12 seconds from a cold boot until it’s ready to record. This is a great drive for the price and for Standard def cameras. It was hot but I did not think to look at the fan. You are going to close the case like the image below, then line up the ribbon connector to the pins and push down with your index finger.
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Results 1 to 10 of You dont need to take the front case black out at all. The other firewire port on the FS-4 is apparently controlled by a Phillips chip that allows for things like device control to be included with the DV datastream.
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.
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See and discover other items: When the 2gb limit is reached, the FS-4 will seamlessly start another new video clip, without missing a frame. Disconnect the ribbon cable from the board.
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The FS-4 has two Firewire ports. You may compromise your board.
I switched back to the original 40gb disk – and voilla – the fan once again firedtore it’s initial spin then stop. The retro archive mode is very useful for shooting track meets or football games. The second pair of audio tracks should still be inside of the converted file, but you’ll most likely be unable to prove it, since there isn’t much software out there that is capable of seeing a second pair of audio tracks in a type2 avi file.
My only gripe is that the battery that is supplied with the recorder doesn’t last very long. I had plans to buy one of these when I moved to HD but am rs-4 glad I made the purchase for my older cameras.
Thank you for this guide, I found it using Google, I’m now about to try this, putting in a solid state drive, I’m hoping Virestore can then do away with the fan and get a better battery life.
At football games, you can wait until the ball is snapped and clean of offsides penalties. 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.
You can guide press buttons your FS-4 using your bag covered fingers. The alternative workflow would be to copy all of the video files over from the FS-4 directly to a hard drive on your editing system. BTW, no difference with power plugged in Yesterday the drive firrestore continuously for 13 hours and everything I recorded is fine.
This unit is designed to plug into the firewire port of your video camera, and record in either 1 tapeless mode, or, 2 make an exact copy of the DV data being stored on tape. It will also create new clips every time that you put the camera in pause, which is another way of saying that it automatically gives you some degree of scene detection.
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.
Change the format from an avi to a raw dv.
Either way it saves time from having to capture from tape. A one hour show is broken into about 7 different files. This is seriously one of the greatest products I own. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
The Firestore saved the day by not only replacing tape, but recording my clips in native. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I’ll do that as soon as I get my FS I have actually just used the recorder as a separate hard drive and edited in Premier Pro directly from the recorder.