QuickStream DV Product Literature

FireWire Chameleon

Attached to a DV Camcorder, the QuickStream DV is a portable, lightweight, (just 9 ounces!) self-powered DV recorder... capturing your clips in the format of your choice, as you shoot, one clip created automatically for every start and stop of your camcorder's record button... placing each clip neatly inside a special folder on the drive. Later, attached to your computer, the QuickStream DV transforms itself into a high-performance FireWire hard drive... already recharging its internal battery if it senses power on your FireWire bus. Your clips are waiting and can be transferred to your main drives with blinding speed or edited right from the QuickStream DV. The interface is intentionally simple and uncluttered. Videographers want to look at their shots... not their equipment.

Extensible Capabilities

Inside every QuickStream DV is a CPU, complete with operating system, memory, and firmware, constantly analyzing and maintaining all the functions of the device. We designed the QuickStream DV with the ability to have its firmware updated by the end-user. The firmware inside the QuickStream DV is part of its operating system and defines, to a great extent, how the QuickStream DV operates and functions. By making it upgradeable we are able to add new features, ensure complete compatibility with existing or new DV camcorders, and accommodate new or different file formats based on customer demand... all without the need to send the unit back to our facilities.


Order number 90 Minute
3 Hour
4.5 Hour
6 Hour
Disk Capacity 20GB40GB60GB80GB
Data Interface 1 x 6-Pin FireWire/IEEE1394/i.LINK port
DV Camera Formats MiniDV, DVCAM, DVCPRO
Video Formats NTSC-DV, PAL-DV
Disk Format FAT-32
Platforms Mac OS 9, X (10.2 or later); Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
Recorded File Formats QuickTime MOV (.mov), Windows AVI2 (.avi), Raw DV (.dv), Canopus AVI2 (.avi)
Video Editing Software Supported Mac, PC, and Standalone Video Editing Systems and Software Supported Including: Final Cut Pro Series, Adobe Premiere Series, Final Cut Express, iMovie, QuickTime Pro, Sonic Foundry Vegas, Canopus DV Storm, Pinnacle Studio, etc.
Multi-Attachment System QuickStream DV Enclosure Incorporates Industry Standard 1/4-20 Screw-Hole Making Available a Wide Range of On-Camera Mounting and Attachment Options
Internal Battery Rechargable, Lithium-Ion Polymer; Provides 90 minutes of Non-Stop Recording Time; Rechargable through AC Adapter Port or FireWire Interface
Control Interface Power, Review, and Record Controls; Master Power Switch; Quick-Erase Button
Power Interface +6 to +18V DC Input or FireWire Bus
Optional Power Supplies Portable 3.5 Hour Battery Pack, QSDVBATT35, ($99); Auto Adapter/Charger ($29)
Weight 9 oz. (Yes, that's ounces), 255g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 3.5 x 1.2 in (140 x 90 x 30 mm)
Software Included MCE StreamManager for Mac and Windows, Firmware Update Utility for Windows (Mac version near completion), Formatting Utility
Hardware accessories Hot-Shoe Accessory Adapter, Belt-Clip Adapter, 90 to 240V Universal AC Adapter, 6 pin to 4 pin FireWire Cable, 6 pin to 6 pin FireWire Cable
Limited warranty Your QuickStream DV comes with one-year of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. For more information, e-mail dv@mcetech.com, or call 800-500-0622.
30-Day Money Back Guarantee If you are not completely satisfied with the QuickStream DV for whatever reason simply notify us and we will arrange for it to be picked up at your location by FedEx. Your entire purchase price, including shipping, will be refunded.

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