HDR-1 is a standalone H.264 USB recorder / player with redundant power system (UPS) that is portable and easy to use. It records high quality format video files (up to20 Mbps in MP4), which is ideal for capturing and archiving footage from worship seminars, corporate meetings, school announcements, lectures or live concerts. It can also be used by broadcasters to create a web-optimized proxy recording. Recorded files can be uploaded to YouTube or any website immediately after an event without needing to transcode, which makes it easy to share your content online. Front panel buttons make it easy to use. The record/pause feature allows users to record an event conveniently as a single file even if there is a break in proceedings. The HDR-1 is a standalone HD Recorder box which allows you to record and playback HD video without using any PC. The box is equipped with one HDMI Input and one HDMI Output with the video recorded in MP4 (H.264+AAC) file format. One major advantage of the HDR-1 is its ability to use it independently of a PC by simply connecting it to an HDMI video source. The HDR-1 records from a range of devices, including HDMI digital camcorder and camera, IP cam, game console, PC Game (720p recommended) and etc. It definitely makes video recording and viewing easier.