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Since 1980 BCD Associates, Inc. has manufactured video control and time code systems. In 2008 we shook up the industry with our rack mount, industrial, RS-232 Controlled DVD-1150 DVD recorder.  In 2015 BCD introduced the remarkably versatile High Definition BCD HDi-250 HD Recorder. Now popular with both Military and City Government as a utility recorder.  We invite you to explore our site and look around.  Please fill out our Contact Form or call us at 800-223-6734 to find out more. 

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HDi-250 Industrial Rack Mount HD Video/DVD Recorder

           New Features!


Video Formats
  • HD MPEG-4
  • HD MPEG-2
  • SD-MPEG-2
    (for DVD)
    Dual-Stream

Available Slot-Load DVD & Removable Hard DriveHDi 04

Video I/O
  • HDMI
  • Component
  • Composite

Latest Additions  (July 2016) v2.6f

  • Web/LAN Control (7/10/16)
  • Cryptographic Login Authentication - SSH Private/Public Key (7/12/16)
  • Record to Hard Disk Drive (of course!)
  • Direct file record to DVD disc. Available with v2.6a and above. (4/6/16)
  • Direct file record to USB, Play from USB, Copy HDD to USB (6/2/16)

 

SD Format Support :  625i/50, 576p PAL and 525i/59.94, 480p NTSC.

HD Format Support : 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97 and 1080p30.

There's no system more versatile for video recording. Whether for government meetings, House of Wordhip applications, Military or scientific documtntation, the HDi-250 does the job. It is a high-resolution recorder with MP4/h.264 and  MPEG-2 recording, Optionally available with Removable Hard Drive & available Slot-Load Burner, Copy files to dvd disc or make DVD-Video discs.  Adjustable Time Stamp, Presettable Record Stop Time, Serial control, Network Control, Network accessible video files.
Click Here---to learn more about the HDi-250 Industrial DVR/DVD

Version 2.6f Series Firmware

Special Features as of June 2016

  • Web/LAN interface for basic transport functions
  • Secure SSH Cryptographic Login Authentication
  • Fast Switching of Record Target: HDD, USB, Optical Disc
  • WakeOnLAN (WOL)
  • Direct Record to Hard Drive, Optical Disc or USB
  • DualStream Recording.  Record 2 streams simultaneously:  HD 1920x1080 MPEG-2 for highest resolution
    and 720x480/576 MPEG-2 for DVD preparation.
  • Expanded TCP/IP Capabilities.
  • Enhanced Commands for TCP/IP & Serial Control - same as DVD-1150 but better!
  • Fast auto-detect of video formats:
    Standards:PAL/NTSC, Frame rate: from 23.98 to 60 fps, including film & computer
  • Selectable Record Destinations: HDD, USB Flash, Optical Disc, or RAM for the ultimate security
  • Presetable File Size Limits: 1GB. 2GB, 4GB, No Limit
    Recording restarts a new file when limit is reached.
  • Presetable Record Time Limit:30min, 1hr, 2hr, 3hr, 4hr, Custom. No Limit
  • New disk management: Safely spin-down/up for removable (for units with removable HDD)
  • Multiple HDD formats:NTFS, NTFS-XP, EXT4 for use in external computers
  • Wide Screen DVDs: Choose Letterbox or Anamorphic

Coming - Web GUI Control Interace, optional 4K recording.

These are all customer suggested software updates.  Let us know yours.

BCD has great confidence in its products and has a very generous warranty policy for BCD Products.

Terms of Sale

Payment is to be made in US dollars in advance of shipment unless special arrangements have been made.  BCD accepts Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and T/T bank transfer.  Companies with established credit may apply for NET terms.  Shipments to destinations outside the US require advance payment.

 

Warranties & Repairs

  • Products Manufactured by BCD Associates, Inc.
    At its sole discretion, BCD will repair or replace the BCD Product if it is defective in materials or workmanship. The warranty period on BCD-manufactured products is one year on parts and labor from the date of purchase by the end-user. If receipt by end-user is not available, shipping date by BCD will apply as 'warranty start date'.  If you break it, physically damage it, subject it to power surges or other abuse, you pay for repairs.
  • Products Modified by BCD Associates, Inc.
    Most manufacturers will not honor their warranties if the product has been modified. BCD will repair or replace only BCD's portion of the device, typically the controller, for a period of one year from the date of purchase by the original end-user.

    DVD machines used with discs having paper labels are not eligible for warranty of any kind. (We consider that to be abuse.)

    Certain products may be eligible for manufacturer's warranty service when serviced through BCD. Call for details on particular products.

  • Products Resold (not modified) by BCD Associates, Inc.
    The manufacturer's warranty applies.

Returns for Repair

  • Call BCD to get a Return Materials Authorization Number (RMA #)
    or send an email to support@bcdusa.com describing the problem.
  • Try to use the original packaging.
  • Write the RMA # on the outside of the box you use to ship the unit
  • Enclose a letter describing the symptoms.
    What does it do that it shouldn't?
    What does it not do that you think it should?
  • Enclose the Name and Telephone Number of the actual end-user person within your organization.
  • In-Warranty Products: No charge if item is not damaged from misuse. BCD pays return freight to you.
  • Out-of-Warranty Products: We will call you with estimated charges. You pay return freight to you.

 Returns for Refund

  • BCD Products: You may return any BCD Manufactured Product (DVD-1150, TC-100, SB-100, VC-16a, VC-16b) within 7 days of Invoice Date the product for a full refund of the purchase or then current purchase price, whichever is less, less shipping.  Within 30 days of invoice date, a restocking charge will apply, unless written arrangements have been made prior to the sale.   The original package contents must be complete and contained in the original manufacturer's packaging.   Special Orders are non-refundable. 
  • All other products, including those modified by BCD Associates, Inc. are non-refundableable unless written arrangements have been made prior to the sale.

Legal Warranty and Disclaimer
BCD Associates, Inc. reserves the right to make changes and improvements in its products at any time without notice.

Warranty: BCD Associates, Inc. makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, regarding the associated hardware/ firmware/ software package, its merchantability or its fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall BCD Associates be liable to customer for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages in any way arising out of or relating to the product(s). BCD Associates?s liability to customer for direct damages arising out of or relating to these products shall in no event exceed the total amount actually paid by customer for the product(s). Customer?s sole remedy within the warranty period is repair or replacement, at BCD?s discretion, of a unit deemed by BCD to be defective.

Copyright: This manual and the hardware/firmware/software described are copyrighted and/or trademarked and patented by BCD Associates , Inc. All rights are reserved. This manual may not, in whole or in part, be translated or copied to any other form or medium without the prior written consent from the publisher, BCD Associates, Inc.

  • Control Firmware & Software Copyright 1987 - 2014 BCD Associates, Inc. .  Other tradmarks are owned by the firms mentioned.

Latest Version

HDi Firmware Version v2.6f will soon be been posted in the "Downloads" section.  v2.6e is available now.
Very stable & reliable.

Clients Comment on the HDi

The HDi series is relatively new, so there aren't many comments, but we're generally pleased with what we've received.

  • from a reseller:  "...  It is good as the process has been simplified.

    The device also started displaying the live video and audio after boot up [video loop through].   So this is also good.

    And then I transferred the same video files before to an USB stick after formatting. All Played!!! Wala!! Happy days!! And now to the next test….  I recorded a new file. And I transferred this new file and all the older files to the same USB stick (after formatting). And all played!!!! I am so happy.
  • City Government:  "I’m still in the process of building out the new control room for our new tv station/ production room. I tested it on a table for a while and it seemed to work out great. It’s straight to the point and I hope to have it recording for the next 10 years."
  • From a reseller:  "They [clients] have mentioned that the quality of DVDs produced by the BCD is superior [to their current DVD recorder], and obviously the HD files are in another league altogether."
  • From an Army user: Fits wall in the rack.  Makes good pictures.

 

F.Y.I.

Hi Def and DVD

The church's AV Coordinator had a problem: The church had spent thousands of dollars on new 1080 cameras and projectors.  Fantastic pictures!  But some members were shut-ins who relied on DVDs of each service.  The HDi-250 offered both: HD and DVD recording.  Problem solved.

 

 

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