BCD HDi-250

 BCD's Brand New Recorder !

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The BCD HDi is a series of versatile disk-based video recorders designed for industrial, scientific, educational and military video recording. The HDi-250 answers many of our customers’ requests for features like:

  • HD Recording & Playback
  • Removable Hard Drive
  • Network Accessible Files
  • Video Streaming

Compact 1U Rackmount design with removable rack brackets allows for deaktop operation.

High Definition Video Resolution is standard with the HDi-250: up to HD1080 (1920 x 1080) in various formats.

Video I/O for the HDi-250 is HDMI, Component and Composite with 2-channel stereo audio. Other I/O configurations are available with other models.


Video Overlay is available as Date, Time or Date & Time in the lower left of the picture.


Responsive Display messages show status and record setup options as well as playback and disc burn options.


HDi Control is as versatile as HDi recording. All operations are available from front panel pushbuttons and available via RS-232 serial and TCP/IP commands.


Web control is standard. HDi has a built-in webserver with intuitive applications for recording, playback and disc burning.


Storage Options abound. Among the most popular combinations is a 2.5” removable hard drive and slot-load DVD drive. The removable 2.5” disk ensures complete security and ease of changing media for different assignments

Optical Storage: the slot-load DVD drive is preferred by many users to prevent breakage of the tray in a conventional drive. Files can be copied to the DVD disc as files or automatically formatted and recorded as DVD-Video discs. Recordings can also be copied to a network drive or to the front USB port.

Remote Protocol:  The HDi-250 uses the "BCD1" 4-character command protocol, standard with all BCD products since 1982.   Commands like PLAY & STOP are enhanced with disc commands like COPY and BURN.

Streaming is standard. During recording, video is broadcast to the network as standard definition streams for RSTP & HTTP clients.


The unit occupies 1 rack space and is equipped with a single DVD +R/+RW drive, complete information display, Composite and S-Video I/O, dual DB-9 jacks for RS-232, a USB-B connector, and an RJ-45 jack for the optional web server.

The BCD HDi-250 is available now.        

More details at BCDusa.com

Ordering Information

Description: Recorder with Removable Hard Disk, Slot-Load DVD recorder



2nd quarter 2015

Price: $2995.00

Further details pending.


HDi-250 Specifications

BCD HDi-250


  • Dimensions: (W x H x D) 18” x 1.75” x 13
    Fits 19” EIA Rack
    Shipping Weight: 9lbs
  • Power: 100VAC to 240VAC 50-440Hz, <30W
  • Operating Temperature: +5 to +40C
  • Storage Temperature: -20 to +60C
  • Operating Humidity: 20 to 80%
  • Recording System: Hard Disk, NTSC/PAL
  • File Formats: MPG, MP4, .MOV
  • Recording Media: DVD+/-RW, DVD+/RR,


  • Video : HDMI x2,
    Component (Y, Ry, By) BNC x6
    (HD Input Formats:
    720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97 and 1080p30)
    Composite BNC x2
  • Audio In/Out: .7V p-p into 600 Ohms (RCA)


  • Front Panel Buttons w/VFD Display
  • Web Page
  • TCP/IP ASCII Commands
  • RS-232 Commands
  • Protocol: RS-232 & TCP/IP“BCD1” protocol
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