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The BCD HDi is not what most people think of when you say "DVR".   It's not part of a set-top cable box, and it's not a security video recorder.  The BCD HDi is a series of versatile hard drive video recorders designed for industrial, scientific, educational and military video recording. The HDi-250 answers most of our customers’ requests for features like:

  • HD Recording & Playback
  • RS-232 Control, IP/Telnet Control [AMX, Crestron, etc.]HDiButtonsDSC 0374
  • Available Removable Hard Drive & Slot-Load DVD Drive
  • Copy to USB/Flash, to Disc - including make DVD from files
  • Record directly to Hard Drive, USB drive or Optical Drive.
  • Network Accessible Files

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You could think of it as a DVD recorder with a hard drive, or as a hard drive recorder that burns DVD.  Either way, it's one of the most versatile tools you can use.

Compact 1U Rackmount design with removable rack brackets allows for desktop operation.

High Definition Video Resolution is standard with the HDi-250: up to HD1080 (1920 x 1080) in various formats.

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Video I/O for the HDi-250 is HDMI, Component and Composite with 2-channel stereo audio. Other I/O configurations are available with other models.

Video Overlay is available as Date, Time or Date & Time in the lower left of the picture.

Responsive Display messages show status and record setup options as well as playback and disc burn options.

HDi Control is as versatile as HDi recording. All operations are available from front panel pushbuttons and available via TCP/IP commands and optionally, RS-232 serial.

Web control is coming. HDi has a built-in webserver and we're building intuitive applications for recording, playback and disc burning.

Storage Options abound. Among the most popular combinations is a 2.5” removable hard drive and slot-load DVD drive. The removable 2.5” disk ensures complete security and ease of changing media for different assignments

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 Optical Storage: the slot-load DVD drive is preferred by many users to prevent breakage of the tray in a conventional drive. Files can be copied to the DVD disc as files or automatically formatted and recorded as DVD-Video discs. Recordings can also be copied to a network drive or to the front USB port.  

Remote Protocol:  The HDi-250 uses the "BCD1" 4-character command protocol, standard with all BCD products since 1982.   Commands like PLAY & STOP are enhanced with disc commands like COPY and BURN.  Shares many commands with the DVD-1150.

General

The unit occupies 1 rack space and is equipped with a single DVD +R/+RW drive, complete information display, Composite, Component and HDMI I/O, LAN port for TCP/IP control, front panel USB connector for storage. Military Versions are available with NO networking and NO USB. Blu-Ray drive and RS-232 control are optional.

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Ordering Information

Model:HDi-250
Description: High Definition Recorder with Hard Disk, and  DVD recorder

Availability: The BCD HDi-250 is available and shipping now.

 

 

 

 

Page updated 16 December 2015

Need Help? Learn quickly with the HDi Help Video...Built-in!  Here's the short demo


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HDi LAN Control

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New - for all HDi systems.  Pushbutton control of the Recorder from anywhere on your local area network.  This is the basic version with more to come.

HDi-Latest News


 For General Release

March 2017

  • Complete Auto-Detect of Incoming Video Format(s)
  • Security PINs - Supervisor & Operator.  Locks out some functions
  • Web/LAN control interface - Basic, File listing
  • Cryptographic Login Authentication RSA Public/Private Key (7/14/16)
  • Direct File Recording to HDD, DVD Disc, USB (6/15/16)
  • Change Record Targets easily: HDD <--> USB <--> Optical Disc
  • WakeOnLAN (WOL)
  • New disk management: Safely spin-down/up for removable (for units with removable HDD)
  • Multiple HDD formats:NTFS, NTFS-XP, EXT4 for external computers
  • Expanded TCP/IP Capabilities.
  • Enhanced Commands for TCP/IP & Serial Control - same as DVD-1150 but better!
  • Fast audo-detect of video formats:
    Standards:PAL/NTSC, Frame rate: 23.98/24(film) to 60 fps
  • Multiple Record Destinations: HDD, USB Flash, Optical Disc, RAM (ultimate security)
  • Presetable File Size Limits: 1GB. 2GB, 4GB, No Limit
    Recording restarts new file when limit is reached.
  • Preset Record Time Limit:30min, 1hr, 2hr, 3hr, 4hr, Custom.

 

December 2016

  • Introducing DualStream Recording!  Record an HD 1920x1080 file for special presentations
    and 720x480/576 MPEG-2 file for DVDs simultaneously.
  • Enhanced Commands for TCP/IP & Serial Control - same as DVD-1150 but better!

Version 2.3a thru v2.3f
22 November 2015

  • Auto-Detect of input standard, & format
  • Telnet Control over LAN. More commands including LIST recorded files, MARK files for further action, DELEete files, BURN[copy, text, icon] to DVD disc as files or as DVD Video disc. (150819)
  • Monitor disk space for video files: HDD & RAM to avoid "Disk Full" error. (Front pane display)
  • Secure Military Version: Record to RAM. No Hard Drive. Video files disappear at power-off
  • Addressable via Serial port. Each deck is assigned a DECK number.
    Baud rates from 9600 to 115Kbps
  • Auto DHCP with display of IP address
  • Selectable EE-Loop: Always or Record/Stop
  • (Coming) Dual Stream Recording: HD for presentation, SD for DVD
  • (Coming) Direct recording to front USB port.
  • File Conversion HD to SD for DVD-video recording
  • Disc Burn - completion remaining display
  • Standard BCD 4-character commands for TCP/IP & Serial Remote Control

You can download the latest firmware update and burn it to disc, only 8MB.  Complete Reinstall file is available.(4.2GB)

 

HDi: Connected & Secure

HDi-250 (Commercial)
Fully Connected

  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 3
  • Serial to 115Kps
  • Web Interface
  • Records to HDD, USB, RAM
  • DVDRW Disc

HDi-Mil-Std (Military, Standard Drive)
Completely Secur
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  • No Network
  • No Hard Drive
  • No USB
  • Records to RAM/Disc
  • Delete video w/power-off
  • DVDRW Disc

HDi-250 Specifications

 

General

  • Dimensions: (W x H x D) 18” x 1.75” x 13
    Fits 19” EIA Rack
    Shipping Weight: 9lbs
  • Power: 100VAC to 240VAC 50-440Hz, <30W
  • Operating Temperature: +5 to +40C
  • Storage Temperature: -20 to +60C
  • Operating Humidity: 20 to 80%
  • Recording Standards: NTSC/PAL
  • Record Targets: Hard Disk, Optical, USB
  • File Formats: MP4, MPG (DVD), MPG(generic)
  • Recording Media: DVD+/- RW, DVD+/- R,

Input/Output

  • Video : HDMI x2,
    Component (Y, Ry, By) BNC x6
    (HD Input Formats: 480i,
    720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97 and 1080p30)
    Composite BNC x2
  • Audio In/Out: .7V p-p into 600 Ohms (RCA)

Control

  • Front Panel Buttons w/VFD Display
  • TCP/IP ASCII Commands
  • WakeOnLAN (WOL)
  • RS-232 Commands (Optional 9-pin)
  • Protocol: RS-232 & TCP/IP“BCD1” protocol

Storage

  • Hard Disk Drive
  • DVD RW Burner
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