COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Convergent Design (convergent-design.com), a provider of on-camera recorders, has introduced the Element series of multi-camera video recorders and switchers. These simple-to-use solutions are designed to speed up productions by eliminating many time-consuming steps while providing a high level of access to video footage, even while users are still shooting.
The devices offer network media access, simple keying and tactile control surfaces in a compact design. By routing all camera feeds to a single multi-channel recorder, many of the mundane and time-consuming tasks, such as copying multiple media cards, renaming video clips, re-syncing timecode, transcoding to a common edit-ready codec, and aligning clips to the first frame, are eliminated.
ISO recording of all cameras to a single SSD minimizes media and data-wrangling costs. Once shooting is complete, the footage is immediately ready for editing. A lightweight proxy of the program out or multi-view can simultaneously be recorded to removable USB media.
Using a high-speed multi-processor architecture, Element can transfer compressed video clips over Gigabit Ethernet, while simultaneously recording or playing back four streams of video/audio. Element series devices feature a lightweight, low-power, portable form factor with easy-to-use backlit buttons, rotary encoder for menu navigation and scrub/jog control of playback. Synchronized playback of all channels is provided in a multi-viewer format.