Data Video HD Recorder HDR-40

Data Video HD Recorder HDR-40

Rental price per day $ 40.00

The Datavideo HDR-40 is a hard drive based video recorder, with removable hard drive enclosure, designed for studio desktop applications.



Main Features
  • Up to 18 Hours of Video
  • Drag and Drop
  • Macintosh and PC Compatible
  • (320GB) Interchangeable HDD
  • RS-422 Remote Controllable
  • NTSC
  • Rack Mountable
  • HDMI

The Datavideo HDR-40 is a HD-SDI / SD-SDI video recorder and player (HDMI o/p only) with a removable hard drive enclosure. The HDR-40 records from standard and high definition video equipment via SDI, with a convenient loop through / pass through for monitoring. RS 422 or 232 remote control interfaces are standard via menu selection.

The HDR-40 provides a choice of recording resolutions in MPEG-II format, including 1080i, 576i and 480i with a choice of IBP or Intra-frame (i-frame). The recorded files are compatible with a wide range of NLE and play out solutions. The compact 2U design can be easily integrated with other equipment or can be used as a stand alone recorder/player in the studio or on location. Once you have completed your recording, simply eject the hard drive carrier, and connect via the mini USB-2 port to to a PC or MAC based NLE system, (no extra power supply required, as USB-2 provides power, perfect for lap-top use in the field). You can work directly from the removable drive, or copy video files across to the NLE’s video drives.

The HDR-40 and HDR-50 recorders will not support HDV at 720p. Also, the HDV (IEEE-1394) I/O port on these recorders cannot be used to record a camera’s DV25 or HDV m2t stream because the AVC Command set is not supported. Instead, the HDV I/O port is designed to transfer recorded files to external NLE editing systems.

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Also, the maximum hard drive capacity is currently a 320GB, 2.5″ SATA Hard Drive. A 320GB hard drive is included as standard.

* Balanced analogue audio inputs via 2 x 3 pin F XLR connectors
* SDI input (SD or HD) with loop through
* HDMI output (SD and HD)
* SDI Embedded audio
* Variable recording bitrates – SD at 5-15Mbps and HD at 20-60Mbps. Compatible with most NLE systems.
* 4:2:0 color sampling
* M2T recording format
* Audio monitor function
* Records audio as MPEG-1 Layer 2 format at 48KHZ, 384Kbps bitrate
* Hard drive enclosure includes convenient USB 2.0 and eSATA connectors
* Supports RS-232, RS-422 and GPI control interfaces
* 12V DC adapter included

INSPECTION - The customer agrees that the equipment supplied by Able and listed below (The Equipment) is received in good working order and suitable for use and that the Renter is familiar with its operation. On return of Equipment Able staff will inspect all items if the Renter does not wait for inspection Able Video & Multimedia may charge Renter for any damaged found during inspection.

PAYMENT - The Renter agrees to pay Able rental charges until the equipment is returned in good working order and any other applicable charges specified in this agreement.

LATE RETURN - The Renter agrees to return the equipment to Able’s facility on time or pay extra rental charges due on a pro rata basis.

BREAKDOWN - The Renter shall notify Able Video and Multimedia of any breakdown of the Equipment and not attempt repairs. The Renter will not interfere in any way with any mechanical fittings or appliances attached to or forming part of the Equipment or, without the written consent of Able, have any repairs effected thereto by any person other than an employee of Able or such person as Able may nominate. The Renter agrees to accept Able or it’s qualified repairer’s determination as to whether the Equipment is faulty and the cause of the breakdown.

DAMAGE - The Renter agrees to pay for damage to the equipment. In the case of damage or injury (by fire, storm or through any cause whatsoever) to/by the equipment, it is agreed that the cost of repair, replacement or damages as the case may be (and any charges payable according to this agreement), shall be paid by the Renter to Able on demand. Any such charges may be deducted from a deposit (if taken) left by the Renter and the Renter shall pay the excess to Able Video and Multimedia on demand.

COMPENSATION - The customer agrees to pay for the cost of equipment lost or stolen.The Customer shall also pay to Able Video and Multimedia on demand a sum equal to the rental charges which Able Video and Multimedia could have obtained for the period from the date of commencement of the rental of the equipment damaged, lost or stolen to the date of receipt by Able Video and Multimedia of Payment of the repair or replacement.

INDEMNITY- The customer is responsible for accidents caused by use of the equipment.The Customer indemnifies, and keeps indemnified, Able Video and Multimedia in respect of its liability for personal injuries, property damages and any associated legal expenses arising out of any accident which might be caused by or contributed to by, or arise out of the use, operation or handling of the equipment during the term of rental.

RECOVERY OF EQUIPMENT - Able Video and Multimedia has the right to recover the Equipment if charges are not paid and the renter is responsible for any costs associated with the recovery process.

NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE – Able gives no warranty, express or implied, as to description, quality, merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, productiveness, or any other matter of operation of the Equipment and accepts no responsibility for it’s use by the Renter. The Renter hereby waives any such remedies, warranties, guarantees or liabilities, expressed or implied, arising by law or otherwise, against Able.


The customer is responsible for pickup and delivery/return from/ to Able Video and Multimedia’s facility during business hours unless otherwise stated in this agreement. The equipment shall not be considered returned until a full inventory has been completed and any missing equipment or replacements for damaged parts have been delivered to Able Video and Multimedia’s facility.

The Customer acknowledges that all equipment rented remains the property of Able Video and Multimedia at all times and the Customer will not sell, charge, pledge or part with possession of the equipment.

The Renter shall insure, at their expense, all the Equipment at all times during the rental, for full replacement cost and for loss of use of the Equipment. Coverage must begin from before the time the Renter takes delivery of the Equipment and continue until the time the Equipment is returned and the rental expires. The Renter shall insure for risk coverage that is greater or equal to the replacement cost of all Equipment and any rental or other charges payable under this agreement, including transit/shipping, Public & other Liability Coverage, Property Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance, prior to taking delivery of Equipment. Such insurance shall be written by reputable insurers. Notwithstanding this paragraph, the Renter shall remain primarily liable to Able for full performance under the terms and conditions of this Rental agreement and Able may enforce it’s remedies directly against the Renter without resort to their insurance.

Upon taking taken delivery of the equipment, the Renter’s responsibility includes, but is not limited to, risks while in transit, at all locations named and unnamed, and while in use, or storage at Able Video and Multimedia’s facility. The Renter’s responsibility is discharged when the equipment is returned and the rental term has expired. Equipment will not be deemed to have been returned until all of the following conditions have been met: 1) property has been brought back to the premises during normal business hours; 2) an inventory has been completed and a missing and damaged list has been compiled, if needed; and 3) the term of the Rental Contract has expired.

The Customer acknowledges having received the equipment in good working order and condition. The Customer may test the equipment at Able Video and Multimedia’s facility before taking delivery to ensure it is in good working order and condition prior to taking delivery. The Customer will use the equipment in a careful and proper manner and permit only skilled and experienced personnel to use the equipment and will not use the equipment in connection with any dangerous or hazardous activity.

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