The DR-DV5000 is a dockable Hard Disk Drive (HDD) recorder. Although it functions with all JVC Professional DV camcorders, the DR-DV5000 fully integrates with the GY-DV5000U, providing extensive status information and playback through the viewfinder and LCD display. The DR-DV5000U records the DV signal onto hot-swappable, HDD enclosures that provide two six-pin IEEE1394 connectors as well as shock and environmental protection to a standard 2.5' compact hard disk.
The DR-DV5000 is designed to mount directly to your GY-DV5000U and turn it into a DV disk camcorder. With DR-DV5000, it is possible to shoot video directly to disk, or simultaneously to tape and disk. It writes files to removable FireWire hard disks in an 'edit-ready' file format. Using this method, disks recorded with the DR-DV5000 can be connected to any DV-based NLE computer system--either while still mounted on the camera, or separately. Clips can be imported directly into the NLE timeline and used immediately. No capturing. No file transfer. No rendering!
The combination of the GY-DV5000U and DR-DV5000U provides an astonishing set of production capabilities. The DR-DV5000U has the unique ability to be pre-configured by the user to record in the native file format of most major non-linear editors (NLE), including: Avid Express
Final Cut Pro
This way, once field shooting is complete, the hard disk can be directly connected to the NLE (via IEEE 1394) making the footage and all metadata instantly available without 'digitizing' prior to editing. Unlike other disk recording solutions, there are no intermediate steps between shooting and editing.