GD SDR-300: High Definition Video Recorder

General Description

SDR-300 High Definition Video Recorder provides the ability to record up to 4 channels of high definition video.


The Secure Data Recorder (SDR) provides an accreditable security solution allowing the user to operate in unfriendly environments with the confidence that data is safely stored. The SDR has been qualified for both manned and unmanned platforms operating in the air, land and maritime environments.


The SDR is suitable for the transfer of data on and off all types of platforms through the use of the easily inserted data brick. Typical transfers includes the uploading of mission data and digital map data along with the extraction of recorded data such as EO sensor video, voice communications and tactical mission data. A low risk affordable security option is available for all family variants.


The SDR product family provides a core hardware unit that can be configured to support an array of different input data types including:

  • Mil Std 1553

  • ARINC 439

  • Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet

  • RS242/422

  • Video over IP

  • PAL & NTSC video

  • Standard and High Definition video


  • Operational control via MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, Serial, Discrete, or ARINC429

  • Recording of data from MIL-STD-1553, Serial, Discrete, Ethernet, Video over Ethernet, or ARINC429

  • Event marking of recorded data

  • User definable compression rates

  • Video pre-capture


  • Search and Rescue

  • Police

  • Media

  • Military - Land/Air/Sea

  • Customs and Border Control

  • Surveillance

  • Marine

  • Command and Control

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Outline Technical Specifications

Dimensions - 122mm x 159mm x 165mm

Weight - 3.75 to 3.95 Kg

Power - 28VDC

Power Dissipation - 20.6W - 30W (typically 25W)


Video Inputs

  • Analogue HD input (YPbPr, VGA, RGB)

  • Digital HD input (DVI,HDMI)

Video Compression

  • H.264 Encoded Compression

  • MPEG-4 Compression

  • Up to 4 channels of HD at 1080p30

  • Up to 2 channels of HD at 1080p60

Prmary Control Interface - MIL-STD-1553 and/or ARINC429 (dual option available) Erase Dedicated discrete and manual purge button (< 100ms)

Generic Interfaces

  • MIL-STD-1553B

  • ARINC-429

  • Gigabit Ethernet

  • RS-232/422

  • Configurable Discretes


Media Capacity - Currently 128GB. Planned to 1TB