The new Samsung TruDirect SE-S204S writes digital content through a PC without the need for a hard drive, providing fast real-time recording from any digital device such as a camcorder, digital camera or Web cam.
The user connects the camera to the PC which in turn has the SE-S204S connected to it, and recording can begin. Images donâ€™t have to be stored in the hard drive, it is written directly to DVD.
Compared to using a hard disk drive, the TruDirect SE-S204S cuts down on the time it takes to create DVDs as no pre-mastering, multiplexing or hard-disk buffering is needed, enabling real-time, fast, and simple recording of personal videos, photos or data files onto DVD discs. Creating a DVD of a one-hour video stream only takes one hour and five minutes and to create a DVD from a one-hour hard disk drive camcorder file just takes 30 minutes.
The Samsung TruDirect SE-S204S features 20X DVD R and DVD-R writing, 16X DVD R Dual Layer writing, 12X DVD-R Dual Layer writing and 12X DVD-RAM writing. The drive retails for $160.