The FS-4 DTE (Direct To Edit) records DV streams directly from prosumer cameras onto the disc system. This negates the timely need to import the video from the DV tapes into a non-linear editing application. The FS-4 recorder is available in 40GB and 80 GB models and feature user defineable time lapse and scene marking.
You can find more information about the FireStore FS-4 DTE at the Canon USA Web site. The FireStore FS-4 DTE 40 GB model is available for US$1,195.00, the 80 GB retails for US$1,695.00.