Digital Filmmaker Tools: The Wafian HR-F1 Direct-to-Disk Recorder
Today we sit down and talk with Jeff Youel, President of Wafian Corporation about his HR-F1, Direct-to-Disk digital field recorder. This is truly one of the new tools with the potential to change the face of digital film and HD video production. The HR-F1 is the “Field Unit” version of the company’s complete line of D2D recorders so it’s smaller, lighter and can be configured with a shock-resistant enclosure. It’s also the first portable D2D recorder that captures and plays back up to 10 hours of 24p footage at 10-bit 4:2:2 HD-SDI utilizing the Cineform Intermediate Codec.
Jeff and I also get a chance to talk about Wafian’s other products including their HR-1 mirrored studio unit, their HR-2 Dual-Link (2K) 4:4:4 unit and their newest product the HR-2-DS, a 10-bit, dual-stream stereoscopic HD-SDI recorder for 3D digital film workflows. Take a look!