The NanoFlash is essentially a Compact Flash recorder that allows you to record from any camera with an HD-SDI, HDMI, or SD-SDI output. It’s become a standard part of my camera package because it adds so many options.
It’s great because:
-- It can record at a higher bit rate than many of the smaller HD cameras.
-- It can record batter color resolution (4:2:2) than the XDcamEX or HDV record formats, making it a perfect add-on when shooting blue or green screen footage, or material that will undergo color-correction during the postproduction process.
-- It can take in either an HD-SDI input or an HDMI input, while outputting simultaneously to both HD-SDI and HDMI ports. This means I can connect it to the camera and output simultaneously to a critical HD-SDI monitor and to a client HDMI monitor.
-- It can act an an automatic ‘video playback’ recorder -- clients can use it to review takes without having to tie up the camcorder in ‘deck mode’.
-- When a client is in a hurry to get footage into Final Cut Pro, the record format can be changed to record directly to FCP-compatible .MOV files.
-- And many more reasons too numerous to mention.