Direct Take

Synchronized multi-channel video capture and encoding to DNxHD, ProRes and H.264.

Direct Take records 6 or more video channels in sync, creating high-quality files that are perfect for post-production.

Key features

Synchronous multi-channel capture
6 or more channels can be ingested synchronously (with LTC timecodes used for accurate synchronization).
Start with a single click
No need to repeat the same setup process each time you have a recording session. Use presets to start multi-channel capture with a single click.
Recording to several formats
Direct Take can simultaneously encode the same signal into several alternative formats (creating files of different sizes using different compression settings).
A wide range of supported codecs
Direct Take supports H.264, MPEG-2, M-JPEG, ProRes, DNxHD, MXF, .MOV, .MP4, .AVI, RTMP, RTSP, UDP, HTTP and more.
GPU-powered H.264 encoding
Push the encoding stress out of the system to dedicated chips (Nvidia's NVENC and Intel's Quick Sync).
Playback while recording
Once the recording process has begun, you can start playing back the files that are being recorded.

And last but not least, a fantastic multiviewer

Audio level, timecode, and other capture session data are displayed for each channel.

Supported hardware vendors


Direct Take is $500 per channel, but there's a discount if you buy several channels per machine:

Direct Take 1-channel
Direct Take 2-channel
Direct Take 4-channel
Direct Take 6-channel