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Frequently Asked Questions - Neuros MPEG4 Recorder Pre-Sales

Pre-Sales questions about the Neuros MPEG4 Recorder 2 | 2Plus

Is the Neuros compatible with all kinds of CF and SD cards?
The Neuros works with both CF I and CF II cards and all speeds of SD cards. However, there is a known compatibility with the Kingmax SD cards which prevents them from operating properly with the recorder.
What version of DivX is supported?
The recorder supports DivX version 4.0, 5.0 or above, (not DivX 3.0) and resolution of 320x240.
Will there be an upgrade program for Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder?
Like all Neuros products, the recorder is intended to be an evolving product, developed in as open an environment as possible. The firmware is upgradeable to allow for future functionality and will be supported on the Neuros Audio website.
Is the firmware on the recorder open source?
Not yet. We are currently working with our partners to get the source code released. For more information see open.neurosaudio.com.
What software is included with Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder?
There is no additional software necessary, but the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder comes with the Ulead Video ToolBox(TM) 2 Home Edition software bundle pack for the PC for additional file conversion and editing functionality.
What types of digital devices are compatible with the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder?
Since the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder uses a standard MPEG-4 video file format, and standard CF/SD memory storage, it is compatible with most digital devices such as PCs, and laptops, and select PDAs, SmartPhones and other digital media players.
What are the specifications and file compatibility for audio playback?
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder features an MP3/AAC music player with stereo MP3 decoding, stereo AAC decoding; 32-320 kbits per second CBR & VBR; 16-120 kbits per second CBR.
What are the specifications and file compatibility for viewing photos?
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder features a photo viewer with a JPEG decoder for resolutions up to 16M pixels; with thumbnail view, rotate, zoom and pan features.
What are the specifications and file compatibility for video playback?
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder features an MPEG-4 AVI movie player compatible with MPEG-4 SP with G.726 audio; MPEG-4 SP with MP3 stereo sound, near DVD quality; 30 fps at 352x240 resolution Microsoft ASF file format; 30 fps at 362x240 resolution AVI file format, encoded by DivX 4.0 & 5.0.
What are the specifications and file compatibility for recording?
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder features real-time MPEG-4 movie recording with ISO standard MPEG-4 encoding with G.726 audio; 30 fps at 352x240 resolution Microsoft ASF file format.
Does the resolution set automatically based on the size of the storage card and program length or do I select the resolution?
The resolution/compression is a user-controlled option.
What are the resolution/compression options with the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder?
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder has four resolution/compression options. Using a 512 MB CF or SD memory card, the approximate amount of content can be recorded per option: * Super Fine - 45 minutes, 32 seconds * Fine - 59 minutes, 36 seconds * Normal - 118 minutes, 32 seconds * Economy - 177 minutes, 48 seconds
What kind of video quality will I get with the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder?
The video quality is dependant upon the quality of the original content and signal, but the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder records at 30 frames per second at 352 x 240 resolution. The content can then be saved in one of four resolution/compression options.
What additional equipment and system requirements are needed for the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder?
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder uses standard CF and/or SD flash memory cards as a storage medium, but these are not included and must be purchased separately. A PC or Laptop is needed for additional file conversion and editing functions, but is not necessary for the creation and playback of MPEG-4 video files.
What is included with the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder System?
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder comes complete with: * A/V Interface Cables * PC 2.0 USB Cable * 110-240V AC/DC Power Supply * Remote Control * User's Manual * Driver and Software Bundle Pack * Standard CF or SD memory storage cards are required, but not included.
What are the dimensions of the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder?
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder measures 118 x 87 x 18 millimenters and weighs 140 grams.
What are the key features of the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder?
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder * Records in real-time from any analog video source, including cable and satellite TV, DVD players, camcorders, VCRs, and Tivo(TM) * Variable resolution/compression settings * Simple RCA cable Setup - works without a PC and operates just like a VCR * Uses standard Compact Flash (CF) or Secure Digital (SD) memory cards * USB 2.0 Connection allows fast file transfers to and from PC * Handy remote control * Upgradeable firmware allows for expanded functionality in the future * Ships with Ulead Video ToolBox(TM) 2 Home Edition software.
Why should I use the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder?
With the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder you can: * Record TV and movies to digital MPEG-4 files * Archive home movies * Watch movies or TV shows on your laptop or PDA * Play MP3 audio files through your home stereo * View photos on your television -all without worrying about complicated set-up, additional equipment, or file format compatibility.
How does the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder work?
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder is easy to use, as it plugs into any existing home theatre component via simple RCA cables. It records from any analog video source, including cable or satellite TV, DVD players, camcorders, VCRs and PVRs such as Tivo?. Since the Neuros MPEG-4 recorder uses compact memory cards as the storage medium, the resulting video files can then be played back on your television or easily transferred to the digital devices you already have, such as laptops, PDAs and SmartPhones for playback.
What is the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder?
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder is an innovative new device that represents the easiest and most affordable way to create and play back compact standard MPEG-4 video files.