updated 10:50 am EDT, Thu August 28, 2003
FOCUS Enhancements today began shipping its newest portable DV disk recorder, the , an external drive storage system that can be directly connected to a DV camcorder to record video, audio, and time code in non-linear editing (NLE) native formats (DV-OMF, QuickTime, AVI 2, Canopus AVI, Matrox AVI, etc.). It weighs approximately two pounds. The FireStore FS-3 includes a shock protection buffer, a full-featured control panel, a backlit LCD, 4-pin XLR power input, 6-pin external FireWire drive connection and a 6-pin DV video input/output port. The FireStore FS-3, which includes a 40GB FSHDD-1 removable FireWire disk drive, is $2000.