Datavideo DN-40 Recorder with DV, Component, Composite and Canon XLR|
The Datavideo DN-40 (formerly known as the nNovia QCR Deck) is a 1U half rack recorder based on the DN-10. Significant departures from the DN-10 include Component (YPbPr) input, Canon XLR balanced audio I/O ports, RS232 (DB9) control and FFW and rewind buttons on the front panel.
Also, the DN-40 is clip-centric in that play is restricted to the current clip giving the possibility of loop playing any one clip within the bin. The DN-40 will also play back Mediapacs recorded by other nNovia recorders and the Hitachi's Z-DR1 Camera. Audavi Mediapacs are sold separately.
The DN-40 can be used as a desktop recorder or mounted on a rack (rack kit included).
This recorder will not support HDV at 720p.
- Compact & lightweight
- Media is removable, housed in a patented shock protection system: Mediapac.
- Mediapac is available in capacities from 40 to 250GB.
- For harsh environments, Mediapac is also available in Solid State capacities of 4, 8 and 16 GB.
- Mediapac can be connected directly to computer via optional USB or IEEE-1394 cable
- Create a 6 GB partition not seen by the recorder. Partition can hold any data desired.
- Organize content as you record; 99 Bins, each with up to 97 numbered clips
- Backlit LCD displays detailed current information
- Two selectable user operating modes
- VTR mode
- Simple VTR like push-button controls
- 8 seconds of pre-record
- Playback from Last Clip
- Create a clip with no frame lost while recording
- Quick access to clips on playback
- Bin Number Memorization through recycling of power
- Editable Time & Date Recording
- Timelapse Recording: Preset increments or Trigger
- Selectable Auto Play & Auto Record on power up
- HDD mode
- No drivers required
- Selectable (After Recording!) File System: Fat32 or NTFS
- File Types: AVI, MOV, MXF (OP1A), M2T* (Digital mode only)
- Supports Different Volume ID's: Mount multiple units at once
- One IEEE-1394 DV Input /Output 6-pin connector for HDD and camera interface
- Analogue connections are Composite and S-video, 2 channels of unbalanced audio and SMPTE time code input.
- Anti-Shock Engineering
- Robust Transactional File System
- Tally Light: Record Indicator and Low Capacity Drive Indicator
- Firmware Update via 1394
- Remote control using Sony's 422 protocol with extensive device specific commands
- Operates either with Battery or A/C Adapter
* M2T files are used for HDV recordings and are not natively editable with Final Cut Pro at this time. Mpeg Streamclip and ffMpegx software can be used to convert these files for use in FCP.
Audavi Mediapacs and Accessories
Audavi Mediapacs are a
rugged recording media that the DN-40 recorder records onto.
Mediapacs are available in 40GB
sizes, with -30°C to +85°C extended
temperature, with faster
hard drive speeds and in 4GB-16GB solid
state versions. The Mediapacs are sold
Note: that the 160GB Mediapacs and the 32GB
solid state Mediapacs are recommended only for the nNovia ProFlex.
for the entire Audavi range.
|Analogue Video Inputs
||Composite (BNC) and Component (3xBNC)
1.0Vp-p, 75 Ohms internally terminated
|Analogue Video Outputs
||Composite (BNC), 1.0Vp-p, must be terminated
|Audio Inputs and Outputs
||2 Channels (L/R) Balanced (2 x 3pin XLR in, 1 x 5-pin XLR out)
0 dbU with +12 dB head room
|Audio Sampling Rate
||48kHz 16bit, 32kHz 12bit (user selectable)
|Time Code In
||SMPTE (BNC), 0.5V to 5.0Vp-p
|Digital Video In/Out
||IEEE-1394 (6-pin), 400Mbps max
|Recording and Playback Formats
||Analogue Inputs and Outputs: DV25
Digital Input and Output: DV25 and HDV
|Supported HDV Formats
SONY 1080i @ 50/60 fps
Canon 1080i (all frame rates)
(Different HDV formats not supported in the same bin. Also, 720p is not supported.)
|Recording Time (minutes per 10GB)
HDV: 49.4 at 1080i
|Recording Time (GB per Hour)
HDV: <13GB/hour (1080i)
|Media File Format
||DV25: *.avi (Type II Microsoft, Canopus), *.mov, *.mxf (OP1A)
|Operating File System Compatibility
||FAT32, NTFS (user selectable)
||Front Panel Buttons, IEEE-1394 Device Control and RS-232 (using Sony RS-422 protocol)
|Input Voltage Requirement
||12V typical, 8V min , 24V max
|Power Consumption @ 12V
||Idle: 4.3W, Play/Record: 6W, HDD mode: 5.3W
|Size (H x W x D)
||1RU high, 1/2 rack wide, 246mm deep
||1.85kg (without Mediapac)
||Operating: +4°C to +40°C
Non-Operating: -40°C to +65°C
||Operating: 1.0G (5-500 Hz)
Non-Operating: 5.0G (10-500 Hz)
||Operating: 250G (2ms)
Non-Operating: 5,000 (0.5ms)
- DC Power In - Standard 4-pin XLR connector. Unit requires DC voltage ranging from 6V to 18V and consumes an average of 6W.
- Power switch - Turns the unit on and off.
- Audio Inputs (Balanced XLR, Channel 1 [Left]) - The configuration is balanced and the level is 0 dBU with 12 dB of head room.
- Audio Inputs (Balanced XLR, Channel 2 [Right]).
- Audio Outputs - Channels 1 and 2 share this 5-pin XLR connector. The configuration is balanced and the gain through the system is 0 dB.
- Time code In - SMPTE compatible time code is input at this BNC. When present, the time code will be inserted in the analogue video stream during record.
- Component In [Y] - If both Component and Composite video are present at the same time, the DN-40 defaults to Component video.
- Component In [B-Y]
- Component In [R-Y]
- Composite In If both Component and Composite video are present at the same time, the DN-40 defaults to Component video.
- Composite Video Out - This output is always live regardless of the source video, analogue or digital (SD only).
- Firewire Input/Output connector - 6-pin IEEE-1394 (400Mbps) connector used to send and receive digital signals as well as to connect as a Hard Disk to a computer. Power is not accepted from this connector.
- RS232 - Standard serial port used to remotely control the DN-40. The protocol is Sony 422 (+extensions). The command set is found in Appendix B of the Manual.
Optional Rack Mount Kits
Nnovia Comparison Chart
for information on DV, HDV, analogue in/out, Mediapac support types,
file system support.