SideKick HD - Camera Mounted Pro-Res Recorder

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Sidekick HD
Direct-to-Edit Workflow, Superb Durability

Capture the full potential of your HD camcorder’s high-quality sensor and lens with SideKick HD. Combining high bit-rate recording with the fastest multi-format, straight-to-edit workflow in the industry, SideKick HD delivers the quality, performance, and efficiency that you demand.

Record directly to high-quality NLE formats, eliminating time-consuming transcoding and the image-quality degradation that it often produces.

With its small footprint, brilliant full-color screen, intuitive controls, and flexible mounting options, SideKick HD makes it easy to capture the perfect shot, even in challenging conditions.

  • Mount anywhere.
  • Battery or cable option.
  • HD/SDI and HDMI video inputs.
  • Automatic recording with camera trigger.
  • Senses frame rate and resolution automatically.
  • On-board 4.3” confidence monitor.
  • Non-proprietary 2.5″ SATA solid-state drives.
  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) and Apple ProRes codecs.
  • Capture the highest quality video your HD camera can produce.
  • Up to 220 Mbit/s
  • 4:2:2 sampling
  • 10-bit precision

Download the latest firmware release here.

Sidekick HD Firmware

This is a very short list. We recommend only solid-state drives, and at this time we recommend only the Intel 320 Series SSD. While technically any 2.5 inch, 9.5mm height laptop-type hard drive will work, SSDs have the virtue of low power an no moving parts which makes them immune to environmental stresses including heat and cold, shock, vibration, and dust. Yes, SSDs are more expensive than “spinning” disks, but ask yourself: how important is your camera original master footage?

Solid State Drives:

Intel 320 Series SSD, available 40GB to 600GB

Models:
  • SSDSA2CT040G310, 40GB
  • SSDSA2CW120G310, 120GB
  • SSDSA2CW300G310, 300GB
  • SSDSA2CW600G310, 600GB
Direct-to-Edit Workflow, Superb Durability

Capture the full potential of your HD camcorder’s high-quality sensor and lens with SideKick HD. Combining high bit-rate recording with the fastest multi-format, straight-to-edit workflow in the industry, SideKick HD delivers the quality, performance, and efficiency that you demand.

Record directly to high-quality NLE formats, eliminating time-consuming transcoding and the image-quality degradation that it often produces.

With its small footprint, brilliant full-color screen, intuitive controls, and flexible mounting options, SideKick HD makes it easy to capture the perfect shot, even in challenging conditions.