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.
Latest Additions (May 2016) v2.6-rc3
HD 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.
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Version 2.5h Series Firmware Released
New Features as of April 2016
Coming Soon - 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 !
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
Description: Recorder with Hard Disk, DVDR
The BCD HDi-250 is available now.
The HDi series is relatively new, so there aren't many comments, but we're generally pleased with what we've received.
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.
Solid State Video Players
Even though our main business is recorders, we've been helping with exhibits so long that we just had to keep offerring help. Solid State Video Players are perfect for interactive pushbutton video exhibits... DVD quality(SD) or HD !
They run forever, require no maintenance, easy to update. Several models including networked for remote update.