Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Keeping your old Canon's going

In light of the announcement of the new Canon tapeless camcorders, don't think that Canon is abandoning all those folks with tape-based HDV and DV cameras.

Canon and Focus Enhancements have announced the Focus Enhancements FS-CF and FS-CF Pro portable Compact Flash DTE recorders for Canon’s HDV and Mini-DV camcorders. The FS-CF units support 1080 24F, 25F and 30F, 50i and 60i frame rates in both QuickTime and M2T file formats. Additionally, 1080 60i and 50i are supported in the MXF OP Atom format.

Focus Enhancements already offers other tapeless recording units that they claim work with Canon's cameras. [It's unclear what specific features these units add when compared to those units and their site does not yet include these new models.]

The FS-CF and FS-CF Pro are expected to be available through Canon authorized dealers in late April for an estimated retail price of $995 and $1,295.

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