Cinemartin – harddisk recorder and (or) Windows desktop?

These images looks like spy pics but apparently this is an official press release which I got in my mail.

Someone (a collective of “video & cine entusiams”, as they call themselves) underwent the hassle to create an hdmi harddisk recorder, a device that will record hdmi signals from cameras, just like the many others that were announced or came out this year (Atomos Ninja, Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle).

The good thing about these harddisk recorders is that they are mobile. Unfortunately this one seems to be 10 times as big and is 3 times as expensive as its competition. Size and prize, 2 things potential buyers like myself don’t like.

Also the language, the design and the photos on the site don’t make a trustworthy impression on me.

On the other hand it is able to record footage uncompressed and some open source windows formats, like Cineform among others and runs a full copy of Windows. So you could always use it as a mobile desktop computer as well. If you’re into that…

If you want to give this unit a shot (As this seems to be a DIY project among other reasons I strongly recommend you wait for reviews first), this device is said to be available by August.

Cinemartin Press release

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