BCD HDi Update 2.6-rc6

NEW !  HDi Version 2.6-rc6 Pre-Release. Click Here for Downloads Page

BCD's Welcome!

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. 

HDi-250 Industrial Rack Mount HD Video/DVD Recorder

           New Features!

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

Available Slot-Load DVD & Removable Hard DriveHDi 04

Video I/O
  • HDMI
  • Component
  • Composite

Latest Additions  (May 2016) v2.6-rc3

  • Direct file record to DVD disc. (Pending)
  • 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.

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.
Click Here---to learn more about the HDi-250 Industrial DVR/DVD

Version 2.5h Series Firmware Released

New Features as of April 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, RAM (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

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

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

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The HDi Series has nearly, but not quite everything.
Here are some tools we use that can aid your productivity.
Please note that these items are readily available but not always in stock.


Drive Options



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Slot-Load & Removable HDD

This package replaces the standard 1U DVD Tray Drive. 
Slot-Load DVD drive prevents breakage of drive tray.  Removable video storage hard drive for ultimate security and archiving. Standard on HDi-Mil model.
Factory Installation: Please specify with your initial order.




 LG BD MDisc

Blu-Ray Drives

The HDi doesn't make Blu-Ray Discs with interactive menus, but it does take advantage of the native 25GB disc capacatiy.
Factory Installation: Please specify with your initial order.



 MDisc disc

M-Disc (DVD/BD) DVD Drive

The "Millenial" disc.  For the most stable, longest lasting optical discs we offer M-Disc.  Records to mineral-based "Etched in Stone" discs.
M-Discs will play in most conventional DVD players.  M-Disc drives will also record to conventional -R, R, and RW discs.  M-Disc burners available as DVD & Blu-Ray Drives.  Factory Installation: Please specify with your initial order.


Chassis Options

The HDi-Mil version has NO NETWORKING.  No RJ-45 network connector and no external USB ports.  







SDI to HDMI Converter

True broadcast video input.
Blackmagic Design Micro Converter SDI to HDMI.  International "Wall Wart" power or USB power from HDi recorder.  Available only to BCD HDi customers.





HDMI to SDI Converter

Output to broadcast systema.
Blackmagic Design Micro Converter SDI to HDMI.  International "Wall Wart" power or USB power from HDi recorder.  Available only to BCD HDi customers.



Orico SATA to USB1

Hard Drive Docking Station: SATA-to-USB 3.0/2.0

For HDi-250-RHD-DVD models with removable hard drive.
Swap out your drive, keep recording, and use this to transfer the video to your computer or network.
Accepts either 2.5" or 3.5" hard drives and transfer at either USB 2.x or USB 3.0 speeds.




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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.



HDi: Custom Drives

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HDi has Complete Security!

Avoid data breaches for sensitive videos. The HDi-250 is available with:

  • Slot-Load DVD
  • Removable Hard Drive

 Copy files to the reliable, easy to use slot-in DVD drive, make DVD-Video discs with either Text Menus or Animated Video Icons.

The standard removable 500GB drive is formatted NTFS for use by Windows®; machines.



Solid State Exhibit Video

  Solid State Video Players for Exhibits

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.

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