HD/SD Digital Video Recorder

HD/SD Digital Video Recorder

The Datavideo HDR-70 is a hard drive based video recorder with removable hard drive enclosure. The HDR-70 can be used as a desktop stand alone recorder in the studio or on location.

Record from Standard or High Definition SDI video equipment and use the convenient SDI loop through / pass through for record monitoring. The unit provides SD or HD MPEG-II MXF or MOV files which are compatible with a wide range of HD Non Linear Editing (NLE) and play out solutions. Several choices of video sampling and bit rates are available depending on your preference.

Hard Drive Based Rackmount Video Recorder

The HDR-70 is a rackmountable video recorder with removable hard drive enclosure.

Once the recording session is finished, simply eject the removable drive enclosure. The drive enclosure can then be connected via a USB 2.0 port to a PC or Mac based HD Non Linear Editing system.


Supports Multiple Input and Output Configurations

1 x HD/SD-SDI input, output and loop through with embedded audio.  1 x HDMI output with embedded audio.

Convenient for Post-Production or Play Out

Record with MPEG-2 4:2:2 NTFS file system in MOV or MXF formats on SSD drives up to 125Mbps.


Various Built-In Functions

Genlock, black burst and time code supported.

Where to Buy?

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HD/SD Digital Video Recorder

Model Number
Video Standard
Video Format
1080p 23.97/24Hz
1080i 50/59.94/60Hz
720p 50/59.94/60Hz
576i 50Hz, 480i 59.94Hz
Supported Video Input Signal
1x SDI
Video Output
1x SDI (Input Loop Thru)
1x HDMI, 1x SDI (Out)
Analog Audio Input
2x Balanced XLR (Stereo pair)
Analog Audio Output
2x Balanced XLR
Embedded Audio
Both In & Out (8-CH on SDI/HDMI)
Storage Medium
2.5" Hard Drive / SSD*, Max capacity 1TB
Multi-channel Recording
1-CH HD only
Estimated Record Time (min per 10GB)
SD: 19 (50Mbps) ~ 70 (8Mbps)
HD: 8 (125Mbps) ~ 62 (10Mbps)
Recording Media
1x 2.5" Removable HDD/ SSD
Storage File System
Recorded File Format
Video Recording Bit Rate / Color Sampling
1. 10/ 25Mbps 4:2:0 1440x1080/1280x720,
2. 35/ 50/ 65/ 120Mbps 4:2:2 1920x1080/1280x720,
1. 8Mbps 4:2:0 720x480/720x576 (to be F/W upgrade)
2. 15/ 30/ 50Mbps 4:2:2 720x480/720x576
MPEG2 I-Frame Only HD:
1. 80/ 100/ 125Mbps 4:2:2 1920x1080/1280x720
MPEG2 I-Frame Only SD:
1. 25/ 50Mbps 4:2:2 720x480/720x576
Audio Recording Format
Uncompressed PCM
Sampling rate 48KHz 24bit
Preview Display
Time Code In / Out
External Sync / Genlock
Black Burst & Tri-level with loop thru
External Control
RS-232/422 (Dsub 9pin), GPI (min XLR)
Power Failure Protection
Content saved up to last second before power failure
1RU 19” rack-mountable
Dimension (LxWxH)
288 x 481 x 49 mm
3.1 kg
Operating Temp. Range
0~40 °C
DC 12V, 2A
What's in the Box
1 x HDR-70 product
1 x AD Switch DC 12V
1 x USB Cable (Y type)
2 x 2.5" Removable HDD Enclosure (HDD Not Included)
10 x M3 X 4 m/m Screws
2 x 2.0 X 6 m/m Screws
2 x HD Label
4 x Label
2 x L type stand
Approved Drives
Crucial MX220 (250GB)
Hitachi 7K320-320 (320GB)
Intel 330 Series (120GB)
Intel 520 Series (120GB)
Kingston Hyper X (240GB)
Kingston Hyper X (128GB)
Samsung 840 EVO (1TB)
Samsung 840 PRO (128GB)
Samsung 850 PRO (256GB)
Sandisk Extreme (120GB)
Sandisk Extreme (240GB)
Sandisk Extreme II (120GB)
Sandisk Extreme II (240GB)
Sandisk X110
Sandisk X300s (512GB)
Silicon Power V30 (120GB)
Transcend SSD320 (120GB)
Transcend SSD370 (512G)
WD WD3200BEKT (320G)
WD WD5000BEKT (500GB)
WD WD5000BPKT (500GB)
WD WD3200LPLX (320GB)
WD WD5000LPLX (500GB)
WD WD7500BPKT (750GB)


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