Is there a power button on the HDDVR200 or HDDVR250?

No, there is no power button. When power is applied to the unit, it automatically turns on. It takes approximately 90 seconds for the unit to fully initialize.

If storage capacity is reached on the HD-DVR, will it start to rewrite on older data?

Yes. The HD-DVR has 64 GB of internal CompactFlash storage. It takes approximately 16 hours of 720p high definition video to fill the storage. Once that internal card fills up, the video is saved in a FIFO Method (First In, First Out).

The HD-DVR has 1 removable CompactFlash card, typically 32 GB in size. Additional CF cards can be swapped in order to move video files from the internal storage. When either card is near maximum capacity a pop-up message will display.

Which Resolutions are Supported?

The HD-DVR from Flight Display Systems supports these signaling rates:

NTSC – NTSC 720×480 at 30 fields per second.

720P50 – HD 1280×720 at 50 fields per second (PAL).

720P60 – HD 1280×720 at 60 fps (NTSC).

1080i50 – HD 1920×540 at 50 fps (PAL).

1080i60 – HD 1920×540 at 60 fps (NTSC).

How do I download the files from the CompactFlash card to my computer?

If you computer does not already have a CompactFlash card reader, a “USB 2.0 CompactFlash Reader” can be puchased to download the CompactFlash card. The price is typically between $15 and $100. The best one we have found is manufactured by Vantec and called NexStar Universal Storage Adapter. The manufacturer’s part number is CB-ISATACR.

Why do I have a black screen or no video displayed by the FDHDR200?

More than likely the setting is not correct for the camera in use. The FDHDR is capable of recording both 720P at 60 Herttz and 1080i at 30 Hertz. The setting can be configured in the FDHDR200.INI file located in the FD-HDSDICF directory on the C drive. Using a keyboard and mouse plugged into the rear USB ports, fully boot the FDHDR200 and then exit the FD-HDSDICF.exe program by using the keyboard macros ALT+F4 orCNTL+ALT+DELETE. Once you are at the Windows desktop, right click Start, then left click Explore. Navigate to the C:\FD-HDSDICF\directory and open the FDHDR200.INI file.

The values needed for the different video modes are listed below:

VideoStandard = 1024
-The value needed  to run the FDHDR200 in 720P/60 mode.

VideoStandard = 4096
-The value needed to run the FDHDR200 in 1080i/30 mode.

Change the value based upon the requirements of the camera in use. Once the value is set, click File then Save. Exit the file and reboot the system by choosing Start, Shutdown, then Restart. Once rebooted, the FDHDR200 should now be able to display the required video mode

Is there a marker or bookmark feature?

Yes, bookmarks can be played during playback. You can cycle through the bookmarks during playback, and dub video segments between the bookmarks that have been placed.

Can the HD-DVR save video to an external computer or hard drive instead of the CompactFlash Cards?

Yes, this feature is available. External USB hard drives and thumb drives can be dubbed as well. The length of time required to dub a track will depend on the speed and quality of the USB device. USB thumb drives tend to use low quality flash memory and in most cases can not write fast enough to keep up with high definition video recording in real time. USB hard drives tend to operate much faster.

Will the HD-DVR play back video while recording?

Yes, the HD-DVR will play back while simultaneously recording.

Is there analog audio output on the HD-DVR?

The standard unit has 2 channels of 600 Ohm audio. This includes both input and output. Line level audio input and output is available but not standard. Please contact Flight Display Systems for more information.