Sometimes you need a little more quality for your portable recording, and Rosendahl's bonsaiDRIVE delivers: it's a low-compression, direct-to-HD recorder for both video and audio. While it's not cheap ($2,250), it does deliver some nice specs: you can choose your own IDE drive, it's light-weight, and you can reocrd 8 tracks of lossless 2:1 compression audio. For video, you can record PAL or NTSC via S-video or component, along with 10 audio channels. It's also compatible with most audio and video remote control devices, allowing jog control and multi-tracking in more hardcore studio environments. On top of all of that, it weighs only 3.5lbs. We tried convincing the powers that be that we need one of these for doing voice recordings at interviews, but that didn't seem to work.