BCD HDi Update 2.6e

NEW !  HDi Version 2.6e StableRelease. Click Here for Downloads Page

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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(DVD)
    Dual-Stream

Available Slot-Load DVD & Removable Hard DriveHDi 04

Video I/O
  • HDMI
  • Component
  • Composite

Latest Additions  (June 2016) v2.6a-14

  • Record to Hard Disk Drive (of course!)
  • Direct file record to DVD disc. Available with v2.6a and above.
  • Direct file record to USB, Play from USB, Copy HDD to USB

 

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, 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 2.6d Series Firmware Released

New Features as of June 2016

  • WakeOnLAN (WOL)
  • 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
  • Multiple Record Destinations: HDD, USB Flash, Optical Disc, or RAM for the ultimate security
  • Presetable File Size Limits: 1GB. 2GB, 4GB, No Limit
    Recording restarts
  • 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 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's Brand New Recorder !                                                                                                       Everything you asked for !

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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 disk-based 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 & PlaybackHDiButtonsDSC 0374
  • Hard Drive Storage, optionally removable
  • DVD RW Drive, optional slot-load
  • Copy to USB/Flash, to Disc - including DVD
  • 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.

General

The unit occupies 1 rack space and is equipped with a single DVD +R/+RW drive, complete information display, Composite and S-Video I/O, dual DB-9 jacks for RS-232, a USB-B connector, and an RJ-45 jack for the optional web server. Military Versions are available with NO Hard Drive,  NO Networking and NO USB.

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Email sales@bcdusa.com

Ordering Information

Model:HDi-250
Description: Recorder with  Hard Disk, DVDR

Availability:
The BCD HDi-250 is available now. 

 

Latest Version

HDi Version v2.6e has been posted in the "Downloads" section.
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.

  • 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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