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In Memoriam


Kent McGuire

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Kent McGuire passed away on March 1st, 2018 of an apparent heart attack. Kent was the President, and with Linda McGuire, the majority owner of FFV since 2012. Kent was a great leader and visionary but always focused on the best interest of everyone around him. We were blessed to have known him.

Kent leaves behind a successful company and team of employees that were built on integrity and hard work. The existing staff has already assumed his duties and FFV will maintain the high standard and quality of service that all of you rely on. We appreciate your continued support.

Memorial donations are suggested to Mayo Clinic, Cardiovascular Research In Memory of William Kent McGuire https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donateMC 1 (855) 852-8129.

Company Background


Fast Forward Video has been a leader in digital video recording technology since 1985. We delivered the world’s first commercial DVR in 1992. Since then we have set the standard for uncompromising digital video quality.

Our products serve an extensive range of customers including the most demanding broadcasters, government and military applications, houses of worship, law enforcement agencies, and a host of mission-critical OEMs. We have built an extensive list of honors and awards in recognition of our passion for innovation and dedication to the success of our customers.

FFV products are known for solid reliability and uncompromising picture quality. The HD recorders are based on the visually lossless JPEG2000 compression codec. FFV recorders feature intraframe recording and discrete access to each and every frame. Our patented single frame cue latency is the most responsive in the industry, providing exceptional slow motion replay and on-the-fly random access playback. Operators love our easy-to-use control interfaces. Our unique simultaneous record and playback capability provides time shift and live replay at a fraction of the cost of server-based alternatives.

In December 2012 a new ownership group with over 20 years of expertise in the post and broadcast industries created FFV Systems LLC based on Fast Forward's three decade legacy. The new team has implemented a customer centric sales and service philosophy.

FFV makes the only JPEG-2000 media recorders that can genlock multiple streams and time shift content. Playback pristine slow motion or up to 100 times real-time speed in any direction. Great for affordable slow motion applications at sports venues. Record and playback critical ancillary data such as 708 closed captioning to archive all your broadcast programming with CC708 in the file.

We have a solution to fit your needs.