Convergent Design NanoFlash

Compatible with the Sony PMW-EX3 camera / any camera with a standard HD/SD-SDI or HDMI output

The nanoFlash is designed to record higher quality images than the camera would record by itself. The NanoFlash records directly from the lens, using the camera’s uncompressed 4:2:2 HD-SDI or HDMI output, and bypassing the build-in 4:2:0 camera compressor. The higher bit-rate satisfies the stringent HD acquisition requirements from television networks and is an essential component for superb color grading and keying.

The NanoFlash is a portable, solid state HD recorder/player. Recording to MXF or QuickTime format using 2 x CompactFlash cards, the NanoFlash can be mounted to a camera or connected to any HD-SDI source via BNC coax.

Trigger Operation

You can either use this as an external recorder by pressing the start/stop button to commence/halt recording, or set this up to monitor timecode changes, so that it automatically starts and stops when the camera records to its own internal cards, for seamless integrated operation or using an external trigger.

Data Workflow

Finally, simply transfer the source files to your laptop editor using a Firewire-800 reader. Drop the footage straight onto the timeline and edit while you continue to shoot. Your edit system will assume that you are shooting with XDCAM HD. With no moving parts and low power consumption, the Flash XDR is ideal for use in extreme conditions. The battery pack of the EX3 powers the NanoFlash and the EX3 simultaneously.

Supported Formats

The NanoFlash supports the following formats:
  • 1920x1080i @ 60, 59.94, 50 Hz
  • 1920x1080p @ 30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 Hz
  • 1920x1080psf, @ 30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 Hz
  • 1280x720p @ 60, 59.94, 50 Hz
  • 720x486 @ 29.97 Hz
  • 720x576 @ 25 H

Other Specifications

For a complete overview of the specifications, visit the website of the manufacturer.
  • codec: Sony XDCAM 422 HD; 18 to 280 Mbps, I‐Frame / Long‐GOP
  • 4:2:2 Broadcast Quality at only 50 Mbps
  • Very high quality at lower bit‐rates: 100 Mbps 4:2:2 Long‐GOP
  • Record Times: 7,5 hours @ 18 Mbps, 80 Minutes @ 100 Mbps with two 32GB cards
  • Long Uninterrupted Record times (supports spanning of cards)
  • Supports multiple files / hot‐swap (next firmware update)
    Long Battery Life
  • Low Weight (under 410 gr)
  • Completely Silent (no fans)
  • 8‐Channel Embedded Audio (24‐bit, 48Khz)
    Time Lapse: one frame/second up to one frame/day
  • Pre‐Record Buffer (7‐seconds)
  • Over/Under Crank (Variable Frame Rate) with all cameras: 1080p and 720p
  • Universal NLE Support: MXF/MOV/MPG files, no transcode, Play directly off CF card
  • MPG file format speeds DVD and Blu‐Ray creation; Renders Blu‐Ray files in real‐time
  • Numerous trigger options, duration record, internal/external TC, etc.
  • Supplied with EX-3 mount/ hotshoe mount or 15mm bars mount
  • MOV MXF Converter, XDCAM Viewer, Calibrated Software Decoder

Record Capacities

Available with 2x 32 GB CompacFlash cards, to be rented separately. Record capacity for HD video on 2x 32 GB cards:
  • 50 Mbps: 160 min.
  • 100 Mbps: 80 min.
  • 140 Mbps: 60 min.
  • 180 Mbps: 48 min.
  • 220 Mbps: 38 min.
  • 280 Mbps: 30 min.


per dag: 20,-
per extra dag: 10,- (50% korting)