Teradek User Guide

Recording to an SD card or USB storage devices with the Vidiu X

Updated

Overview

The Vidiu X can record to SD media or to a USB storage device.

  • Only one recording media target is supported at a time, either a single USB device or a single SD card; it is not possible to record to multiple destinations at the same time.
  • The recording settings are the same as the encoding settings configured on the Vidiu X; it's not possible to have independent recording and streaming settings.
  • When a recording is complete, be sure to use the front panel / web UI / Vidiu app to eject the storage device before removing it from the Vidiu X so that the recording is not corrupted.
  • Likewise, when removing the storage device from a computer, be sure to use the appropriate method to eject the SD card or USB storage device from the Windows / macOS / Linux system so that the storage device doesn't get corrupted and remains usable by the Vidiu X.

Requirements

Supported SD cards:

The following SD card form factors are supported:

  • SD (up to 2 GB)
  • SDHC (4 to 32 GB)
  • SDXC (64 GB and larger)

NOTEthe Vidiu X does not natively support microSD or miniSD cards; an adapter would be needed to use these smaller form factor cards in the SD slot.

Supported file systems:

  • FAT16
  • FAT32
  • exFAT

NOTEthe Vidiu X does not support Mac / macOS file systems such as HFS, HFS+, or APFS (Apple File System), or Windows file systems such as NTFS.

Recording to an SD card

To insert an SD card:

  1. Insert the SD card into the labeled slot on the left side of the Vidiu X chassis.
  2. If Recording is not currently enabled on the Vidiu X, the device will prompt you to enable recording and choose the SD card as the recording target.

To remove the microSD card:

  1. Stop the recording process on the Vidiu X using the menu (front panel, web UI or Vidiu app).
  2. From the Vidiu X's menu choose the Recording menu, then eject the SD card so that Vidiu X finishes writing to the card.
  3. Remove the card from the SD slot.

Recording to a USB storage device

To insert a USB storage device:

  1. Connect the USB storage device to the USB port on the right side of the Vidiu X chassis.
  2. If Recording is not currently enabled on the Vidiu X, the device will prompt you to enable recording and choose the USB storage device as the recording target.

To remove the USB storage device:

  1. Stop the recording process on the Vidiu X using the menu (front panel, web UI or Vidiu app).
  2. From the Vidiu X's menu choose the Recording menu, then eject the USB storage device so that the Vidiu X finishes writing to the device.
  3. Remove the USB storage device from the Vidiu X.
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