Video Streaming:

Did you know that all HDi-250 recorder can stream video during Record and Play? You can share the video throughout your organization's network. Just select "Streaming" from the front menu (Menu, Up). We use the VLC program at the remote computers, but other applications can play the stream, too. Just specify the HDi IP address and Port 8090.


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HDi-SDI Recorder

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Capture SDI HD Video easily and make DVDs.
This is the SDI version of the HDi-250.  All features are the same except the Input/Ooutput.

This is the NEW Hdi! New because it has a new more versatille capture system, and enhanced firmware.  

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 disk-based video recorders designed for industrial, scientific, government educational and military video recording. The HDi-250 answers many of our customers’ requests for features like:

  • SDI In, Out, & Reference
  • HD Recording & Playback
  • Familiar VCR-like controlsHDiButtonsDSC 0374
  • Available Removable Hard Drive & Slot-Load DVD Drive
    (Internal 500GB hard drive and Full-size DVD are standard)
  • Date/Time Stamp Overlay
  • Copy to Disc - including DVD format
  • Record to Hard Drive, USB, Optical Drive
  • Network Remote with WakeOnLAN
  • Network Accessible Files
  • Also available as DVD Only: No Hard Drive

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Featuring the latest cutting edge technologies such as DeckLink 6G-SDI.

You could think of it as an industrial 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.


Video I/O for the HDi-SDI is SDI. Other I/O configurations are available with other models.

SD Format Support

625i50 PAL, 525i59.94 NTSC, 625p50 PAL,525p59.94 NTSC

HD Format Support

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

Video Overlay is available as Date, Time or Date & Time, 20-character text, your logo in any of 6 positions.

Responsive Front 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 Telnet 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 options 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

HDi DVD 04a Discs

 Optical Storage: HDi-SDI is equipped with a standard DVDRW drive for maximum compatibilty.    Record files directly to disc!   Make DVD-Video discs from existing files. Recordings can also be copied to a network drive or to the front USB port. The optional slot-load DVD drive is partered with a removable harddrive.  Slot-Load is preferred by some users to prevent breakage of the tray in a conventional drive.  

Remote Protocol:   For both TCP/IP (Telnet) and RS-232 Serial, 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.  HDi shares many commands with BCD's DVD-1150 with more being added.



The unit occupies 1 rack space and is equipped with a single DVD +R/+RW drive, complete information display, Composite, Component, and HDMI Video I/O, a front-mounted USB connector, and an RJ-45 jack for TCP/IP (Talnet) control.  RS-232 connector is an option.

NEW Video - March 2016 - NEW quick video of how to record with the NEW HDi ---- below


Need Help? Learn quickly with the HDi Help Video...Built-in! (this vudeo is obsolete, but useful to see how the menus work)

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Ordering Information

Description: Recorder showing available Removable Hard Disk, Slot-Load DVD recorder. Made in USA.

Rear RS-232 DB9 connector
Blu-Ray drive for additional storage



Further details pending.


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