The VRM-1 is a video monitor with a built-in Digital Video Recorder (DVR). The display is ultra bright and high resolution. The VRM-1 was designed for use with JW Fishers video cameras (see SKU's: JWFDV1, JWFSL2, JWFDHC, JWFMC1 and JWFSO2), but can also be used with other video equipment. The DVR has a removable 16GB SD memory card included. Any capacity card up to 32GB can be used. Recording time on a 16 GB card is approximately 12 hours when using the highest quality frame rate of 30 fps (frames per second). Using a lower frame rate allows longer recording times, but the video will not be as smooth, however the quality of still images will be the same.
The recording format is Mpeg-4 Video ASF. The video can be played back on the VRM-1's monitor or a second monitor (or TV) can be plugged into the VRM-1, and the video will be displayed on both monitors. When recording, the operator can choose to have a time and date stamp recorded with the video. When the video is played back, the time and date of recording is displayed on the monitor. With the optional GPS input jack and interface (see SKU: JWFGPS), the boat's GPS is displayed and recorded. With the optional Keyboard input jack and interface (see SKU: JWFTO), a standard PS/2 PC keyboard (not provided) can be connected and notes can be typed on the screen and becomes a part of the recorded video.
The SD card can be removed from the DVR. The SD card reader (supplied) can be plugged into the USB port of a computer and the video played on the PC. A DVD, containing the video from the SD card, can also be made from the computer. A microphone is provided which allows the operator to provide narration with the recorded video which can be heard in the built-in speaker during playback. The VRM-1 control panel contains switches and controls to operate the complete system including the cameras and lights.
The Control Box measures (L x W x H) 17" x 11" x 8.5" (43cm x 38cm x 21.6cm), has a 10.4" (26.4cm) built in high resolution, ultra bright, color screen. The unit weighs 24lbs (10.9kg) and the case is made from high impact black materials. The input power (depending on lights) is 120vac 100-500w. If added protection is required when in use or for transport (see SKU: JWFCC) for details on the Carry Case. The VRM-1 comes with an owner's manual and is covered by Fishers exclusive unconditional 2 year warranty.
This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.