Omega HD - Dual Channel HD Digital Recorder

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Industry standard for key / fill graphics replay.

The OMEGA HD provides two independent record / playback channels, professional video and audio connections, familiar VTR-style front panel controls, and hot-swappable removable hard disks. Picture quality is stunning thanks to JPEG2000 video encoding.

Cue response is the fastest in the industry due to FFV's patented single-frame access latency. Record and playback critical ancillary data including 708 Closed Caption.

  •   Front panel touch screen control
  •   RS-422 machine control
  •   Records JPEG2000.mov file in HD or SD
  •   100 Mbit/s data rate per channel
  •   4:2:2 sampling
  •   10 bit resolution
  •   8 embedded audio channels per HD video channel, 4 per SD channel

To view JPEG2000 files created on an Omega HD or Micron HD in a computer environment (PC or MAC) the file format must be set to “.mov” and disk formatting to “FAT32” on the FFV unit, and you’ll need Apple’s QuickTime (QT) Player and FFV’s JPEG2000 codec. Simply extract the components and codec from the appropriate zipped file and copy to the system location indicated (see instructions below).


Microsoft Windows XP, 7, Or 8
QuickTime Component for Windows PC’s.

QuickTime_Win_DATE

Extract and copy it to the Windows System directory – “C:/Program Files/QuickTime/QTSystem”.

NOTE: With PC environments, we recommend buying the “Pro” version of Apple’s QT


Apple OS X
QuickTime Component for OS X MAC’s.

QuickTime_MAC_DATE

Extract and copy it to the QuickTime system directory – “/Library/QuickTime”.

NOTE: Codec only works with “Intel” powered MAC’s. The “library” directory is hidden, press the “Option” key on your keyboard, then select “Go” from the “Finder” application menu and “Library” will appear as a drop down menu . Select “QuickTime” and copy FFV’s JPEG2000 codec and components here. (You may need to create the “QuickTime” directory if it is not listed).

As new features are made available you are able to update your Omega HD with newer firmware via the serial port. Our customers have access to these features via firmware updates for the lifetime of the product. To insure that you receive the correct version of firmware for your Omega Deck, please contact FFV customer support and provide the serial number for your unit. FFV support will email you the firmware promptly at no charge. The following file is provided to restore your Omega HD’s configuration settings to their factory defaults.

Helpful Hints:
Locate the firmware you have downloaded – filename xxx.fud (unzip the fud file to your desktop so it will be visible during the updating process).

Connect the Omega HD to your computer:

  1. Connect gender changer to RS-422 side of converter
  2. Connect 9 pin D-sub cable to RS-232 side of converter
  3. Connect gender changer side to the Omega HD
  4. Connect other side of 9 pin D-sub cable to serial port of computer
If the computer does not provide a 9 pin serial port, a USB to Serial converter is necessary – Keyspan (part number USA- 19HS) makes an inexpensive one that works well. If using a USB to serial converter please make sure the driver has been downloaded onto your computer.
Industry standard for key / fill graphics replay.

The OMEGA HD provides two independent record / playback channels, professional video and audio connections, familiar VTR-style front panel controls, and hot-swappable removable hard disks. Picture quality is stunning thanks to JPEG2000 video encoding.

Cue response is the fastest in the industry due to FFV's patented single-frame access latency. Record and playback critical ancillary data including 708 Closed Caption.