Fast Forward Video has just begun shipping the imaginatively named NDT 200, a new hard drive-based digital video recorder for video professionals in the field. This $1,500 DVR
plugs into existing video cameras and can record footage onto its removable drive. It has an iPod
-like interface on the front, with a jog wheel and screen to access various files. The NDT 200 records in QuickTime or in FFV secure video formats and has various selectable compressions ratios, ranging from 4:1 to 30:1, and supports dual channel audio, and analog composite and S-Video inputs and connects to a computer via USB 2.0
. We're assuming that the NDT bit stands for No Damned Tapes, but we're still not exactly sure what the 200 refers to.