Convergent Design nanoFlash

Convergent Design nanoFlash

nanoFlash from Convergent Design records video, audio and timecode from an HD-SDI stream onto CompactFlash (CF) cards, employing the high quality Sony 4:2:2 MPEG2 codec for compression. Boasting an incredible small size and super low power consumption, nanoFlash stands poised to revolutionize the broadcast video industry.

The camera-mountable nanoFlash, a miniaturized version of the award winning Flash XDR, has two CF card slots and embedded audio support only. nanoFlash can be powered from a camcorder battery (6.5-20VDC) and records 1080i60/50, 1080p30/25/24 or 720p60/50 at full raster (1920 x 1080i/p and 1280x720p) 4:2:2 MPEG2 at 50/100 Mbps (Long GOP) or 100/160 Mbps (I Frame only). As both a recorder and player, nanoFlash sports HD-SDI I/O as well as LTC in, wired remote control and a power/start/tally light connector.

• Records To Readily Available CF Memory Cards
32GB Compact Flash cards, available for a fraction of the cost of other professional video cards, enables 140/70 minutes of record time of high quality 50/100Mbps 4:2:2 footage per load of two cards (bit rates above 100Mbps require the 300X 16GB CF cards). Unlike FireWire based hard disk recorders, which merely copy the native camera video quality, nanoFlash can encode a live camera’s “never compressed” HD SDI output to a much higher quality, higher bitrate with less compression, eliminating most of the mosquito noise and blurring artifacts. Full raster 1920×1080 (as opposed to 1440×1080 or 1280×1080) processing, coupled with 4:2:2 color (instead of 4:2:0), greatly improves horizontal resolution as well as keying and compositing operations. HDMI uses 4:2:2 video which has twice the color resolution, so your video won’t suffer soft and smeared color. Here is an amazing sample still from the Sony EX1 – see the huge difference!


The Convergent Design nanoFlash is available for rental. We ship across the US via UPS 2-day. The unit ships in a hardcase with power supply, battery, charger, D-TAP cable, short 18″ HDMI and HD-SDI cables. Rental fee is $175/day. Call for any additional details and availability 1-877-353-8077

Convergent Design nanoFlash

Availability: Usually ships same/next day

Price: $2,895


  1. Ron 13 years ago

    What cable is required for connection to Sony PMW-EX1 (not the newer R model)?

    • guy 13 years ago

      Hi Ron,

      A simple HD-SDI cable is all you need. To power the unit, you’ll need either a third party battery with Ptap cable, or the nanoflash battery.

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