VITEC Announces the Availability of the Focus FS-H70 Portable Recorder

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The New Focus FS-H70 Proxy Recorder (H.264) for SDI Video allows you to record content from your broadcast or professional camera, store to an SDHC card, stream to network, and upload to an Online Video Platform

Paris, France, Nov. 12, 2013 – <link http:>VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video solutions, today announced the availability of the <link products acquisition-recording portable-proxy-recorders product show fs-h506070>Focus FS-H70 Proxy Recorder, the second model of its proxy recorder product line.  FS-H70 is a portable H.264 High Definition recorder designed for cloud-based and production workflows.  Ideal applications include cinema proxy editing, dailies, breaking news, press junkets and online video sharing.

“Professional media files have become bigger and more complex – there is no easy way to share this content with others,” states Richard Bernard, Product Manager, Recording Solutions for VITEC. “Today, FS-H70 provides high quality media files that can be instantly shared and viewed; furthermore, these files are production level clips with industry standard wrappers, resolutions and provide frame accurate timecode.”

The Focus FS-H70 with SDI input simplifies acquisition workflow by recording edit-ready, low bit-rate H.264 clips. For proxy workflow editing applications, the frame accurate timecode allows an efficient matching of the high resolution/bitrate content recorded by the camera. Clips can be recorded as QuickTime MOV, MP4 and TS (AVC HD) files for simple and instant use in day-to-day workflows such as NLE/production and web sharing: Clips can be easily edited or directly uploaded to video platforms for immediate sharing (such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, …).   

FS-H70 has an integrated wireless web interface (using the VITEC wireless dongle) that allows the user to have a live preview of the SDI input and also playback/review recorded clips.  This web interface can be accessed using a standard web browser from a PC/Mac or mobile device.

Using the provided cradle, the portable Focus FS-H70 can be attached to many professional video cameras. It is incredibly light and provides several hours of continuous recording on a single charge.

Highlights of the Focus FS-H70 Portable Proxy Recorder:

  • SDI input with loop-through
  • H.264 Recording up to 1080p
  • Record in MOV, MP4, and AVC HD onto standard SDHC Card 
  • Frame accurate timecode recorded in file and/or in the video (TC SUPER)
  • Start/Stop recording synchronized with the SDI camera
  • File compatibility with NLE's, computers, popular smartphones, and tablets 
  • Small, lightweight design and powered by removable battery
  • VITEC Wi-Fi Adapter to enable remote monitoring (iOS compatible)

Pricing and Availability

Focus FS-H70 is available now through the VITEC worldwide dealer network (MSRP of $1,495/1 195€); MSRP includes VITEC Wi-Fi Adapter.


VITEC is a worldwide leading provider of powerful digital video products that support end-to-end media solutions for Broadcast, Corporate, Industrial, Medical, Education, Government, Military,  and Telco customers.  VITEC’s highly innovative video technologies have changed the landscape of how video is processed and delivered around the world and drive many of the major video services in key vertical markets.  All company and product names used herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.© 2013 VITEC