Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, the U.S. distributor for Rosendahl, is showcasing the new Rosendahl bonsaiDRIVE at AES 2004 (booth #1010).
The bonsaiDRIVE is a miniature portable hard disk recorder designed for post-production, broadcast and video, and multimedia that allows one to capture high-quality video and multitrack audio.
Simultaneously handling 4:2:2 PAL or NTSC video signals alongside 10 audio channels, the Rosendahl bonsaiDRIVE allows the user to specify their own choice of standard IDE drive, which slots into the unit itself, creating a compact, lightweight recorder that also functions as a portable media storage device. Video is handled in either Composite, S-video or Component formats, and is processed using lossless 2:1 compression to yield high-quality results, while the audio I/O is configured as an analog stereo pair and a 24-bit, 48kHz ADAT 8-channel digital stream. All bonsaiDRIVE recordings are stored as unique clips and allow the user to generate a movie playback with associated EDL. Each frame is recorded individually, enabling jog, shuttle and playback to be varied between +/- 200%.
The bonsaiDRIVE’s connections include timecode, Sony 9-pin remote control, MTC, MMC, video sync, word clock and GPI/Os. It is available in both mains-powered and 12V DC versions. The front panel is detachable, allowing it to run as a stand-alone remote control via a standard 9-pin connection, while a second 9-pin port enables an additional machine controller to be employed. MSRP: $2,225.