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FlashBack-3 Single & dual SD card miniature H.264/AVC covert digital video recorder with IP streaming capability


FlashBack-3 is the very latest miniature digital video recorder from Ovation Systems. With its small dimensions, advanced H.264/AVC video compression and ability to stream video over IP networks, FlashBack-3 is the obvious choice even for the most demanding covert video surveillance operations.

FlashBack-3 is available with either single or dual SD card slots. The Single is highly compact whilst retaining valuable features such as local or remote

FlashBack-3 Single and Dual Unit

FlashBack-3 Single and Dual Unit

record switches, internal camera power supply (5, 9 or 12 V), USB and Ethernet interfaces, internal Knowles microphone together with an optional internal battery. The Dual has the same feature-set together with a second SD card slot to increase record time and an internal RJ45 Ethernet socket for easy networking.


Excellent picture quality and extended record times

FlashBack-3 typically offers over 1 hour of record time per GB of full resolution, high quality video and audio, which can be increased further by user configurable time-lapse modes.  FlashBack-3 uses the latest H.264 video compression, also known as AVC (Advanced Video Codec). H.264 is destined to become the next compression standard for both standard and high definition video as it has been adopted by Blu-Ray, the new high capacity video disk format replacing DVDs. 

Flexible User Interface

Flashback-3 is highly flexible with an extensive multi-function user interface including DC input of 6 to 28V, video and dual audio inputs with monitor outputs, external microphones (with bias), external record switches and triggers and serial and USB interface ports. One of the key features of the system is an internal programmable PSU that can power an external camera with 5, 9 or 12 volts at up to 500mA (at 5V). For ease of use, a number of pre-wired cable clamp assemblies are available which are easily installed to the rear of the unit.


Network IP Interface

One of FlashBack-3’s most powerful capabilities is the RJ45 Ethernet connection that is used to remotely control and configure the unit. A web page interface allows for remote control of the unit together with streaming live video over an IP network. Flashback-3 is able to record and stream video simultaneously so it is possible to record in high resolution whilst monitoring the live video feed in a lower resolution over the Internet.


Operation and playback

Once recordings have been made, they may be viewed by removing the SD card and using a standard PC software application (H.264 codec upgrade may be required). The recorded files may also be downloaded using the USB port or remotely via the Ethernet interface.



FlashBack-3 is available with an internal battery option that can power the unit for up to 1½ hours. Further options include internal motion detection with 16 user configurable zones.

FB3 Single Dimensions and Interfaces
FlashBack-3 Single Dimensions and Interfaces


FB3-Dual Dimensions and Interfaces

FlashBack-3 Dual Dimensions and Interfaces

FlashBack-3 Interfaces

Connector 1 Power/Control Connector 4 Audio/Video Output
1 6-28V DC In
2 Record Control 1:
3 Record Control 2:
4 Record Control 3:
5 Recording Out, 3.0V 300mA switchable
6 Power Ground
1 Video Out (Composite)
2 Video Ground
3 Audio Out Left
4 Audio Out Right
5 Audio Ground
Connector 2 -Other Digital Connector 5 Audio/Video In
1 GPS Power Out
2 RS232 TX
3 RS232 RX
5 Unconnected
6 Unconnected
7 Battery connection
8 Power Ground


1 Video In / S-Video Y
2 S-Video C in
3 Video Ground
4 Camera Power out - 5/9/12/16V/ Off
5 Power Ground
6 Mic Bias L
7 Audio in Left
8 Mic Bias R
9 Audio In Right
10 Audio Ground
Connector 3 Ethernet Network Connector 6 mini-USB-2
(Single Only - external adapter to RJ45 required)  

FlashBack-3 System Diagram




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Product Codes

Product Codes Description
FB3B-5480 FlashBack-3 SINGLE PAL miniature H.264 video recorder with accessories and 1GB SD card
FB3B-5385 FlashBack-3 SINGLE NTSC miniature H.264 video recorder with accessories and 1GB SD card
FB3B-5481 FlashBack-3 DUAL PAL miniature H.264 video recorder with accessories and 2 x 1GB SD card
FB3B-5441 FlashBack-3 DUAL NTSC miniature H.264 video recorder with accessories and 2 x 1GB SD card



Due to continual product development Ovation Systems reserve the right to change specifications without notice. E&OE.