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Important Factors to Consider When Buying an HD Recording System

Updated: Apr 10, 2021

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In the last few decades, camera devices have evolved at an unprecedented rate. When searching an HD recording system for a commercial or military applications, you’ll find many types of options available in the market, making it quite difficult to pick the right one. But don’t worry! We’re here to help.

In this blog, we’ll walk you through some important factors to consider when buying an HD recording system to help you make an informed choice:

Build quality and durability

The HD recording system should be made of high-quality material that can withstand harsh weather and extreme environments. A durable and sturdy camera is less likely to succumb to frequent repairs and comes with a longer lifespan. If you want an HD recording system for aviation and military applications, look for the one made of premium-grade aluminum and designed to perform in harsh conditions typically found in aviation applications.

Image quality

Image quality is also a critical attribute that you should take into account. Look for an HD recording system that at least supports 1080p resolution to ensure good image quality. Ideally, you should get the one with full high definition resolutions up to 1920x1080 for commercial and military applications to ensure the best results.

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Anti-vibration mechanism

If you plan to mount the HD recording system on a boat, helicopter, plane, or any transport, an anti-vibration mechanism is a must-have feature. It prevents the vibrations from reaching the sensor to prevent blurriness and micro jitters, which can ruin the footage quality and render the camera useless at high-frequency vibrations.


When exposed to the outside environment, regular HD recording systems can accumulate dust and sand, which can compromise the video quality. Therefore, you should always go with one with an IP-67 rating as it’s fully protected from any dust ingress and immersion. Moreover, it also offers resistance to rain and splashes.

Field of View

The field of view of an HD recording system depends on the image sensor’s size and the lens’s focal length. The higher the range, the clearer the objects at a far distance will appear. Look for the device that comes with multiple FOV and lens options, including standard, ultra-wide, etc. A good-quality HD recording system support up to 16.0mm FOV.

RS485 Control

Being able to control the camera using already existing/installed equipment in an aircraft, boat, or testing area can be chellanging especially if the system is completely automated or does not require a user interface. This is why having a built in RS485 function to control all operations of the camera is a must when choosing the right camera.

Our pick: TF-HCF-CAM

TF-HCF-CAM is a durable and high-quality device that is built of premium-grade 7075-T6 aluminum. The IP-67-rated device support resolutions up to 1920x1080 and comes with numerous features, including anti-vibration technology and multiple lens options, RS485 Control ticking all the boxes of an ideal HD recording system.

If you want to buy TF-HCF-CAM, contact Tech Fury. Headquartered in Wisconsin, we specialize in manufacturing HD SDI Digital Video Recorders for aviation, commercial and military applications. We’re a leading company that has been serving the industry for more than 25 years. We also sell SDI DVRs, including the premium TF-TDR1-HD: Single Channel SDI DVR.

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