The first production batches of portable DVD recorder systems have now entered service with two UK forces. Specifically designed for vulnerable and intimidated witness interviews, these systems comprise a recorder, microphones, dual image camera and tripod – all contained within a single lightweight carrying case.
The main unit features an easy-to-operate twin-deck DVD recorder (three-deck option available) and has a high-resolution set-up monitor and data information screen.
Identical high-quality DVDs are produced with two real-time camera inputs on each from the dual image camera (close-up and overall room view). These two views may be recorded and replayed together in Picture-In-Picture format or displayed full screen (accessed via the ‘Angle’ function of a standard DVD player’s remote control.