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For HD shooters lucky enough to have JVC s first-rate GY-HD100 720p HDV camcorder, Focus Enhancements just released the DR-HD100 Direct To Edit (DTE) recorder built specifically for JVC s line of ProHD camcorders. This portable hard drive recorder lets HD shooters pack eight hours of 720p footage on its 80-gig disk instead of using tape. Tapeless is good.

Hang it onto the back of the camcorder, and it can record special M2T files directly to disk, and then the cutting can begin immediately in editing applications such as Avid Xpress Pro HD or Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0. Too bad there's no QuickTime HDV support for direct import into Final Cut Pro just yet, but the company says that will be available as an upgrade option soon. Shipping now, pricing is $1895 for the 80GB version and $1495 for the 40-gig.

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Focus Enhancements site