Evidential DVD Video Recorder

Building on the world-wide success of the award-winning AfterBurner, AfterBurner-2 retains all the capabilities, ease of use and reliability of its predecessor with the addition of some major new features including SHA-2 hash coding.  

The video input now includes a programmable video quad, allowing up to 4 cameras to be recorded to DVD. Each input features motion detection, which can be set to a zone of interest with selectable sensitivity. 

AfterBurner-2 also includes an RJ45 Ethernet port for remote control and configuration, recorded file download and taking snap-shots of the video input to ensure the cameras are functioning at the remote site. A simple webpage interface provides basic remote control and monitoring and there is a new PC application for more complex configuration. 

AfterBurner-2 has an internal (or optionally removable) SATA 2.5" hard drive which can address disks of up to 1 TB. This provides potentially months of video and audio recording making AfterBurner-2 the ideal video surveillance tool. 

AfterBurner-2 Detail

AfterBurner-2 rear view

AfterBurner-2 Specification

Mechanical Size155 x 90 x 260mm (as AB-1).
Operating temperature range0 to +40 deg C (with removable solid state disk -20 to +65 C). 
FinishBlack painted aluminium.
Weight2.2 kg (approx).
Standard accessoriesMains PSU, User Guide, Power Lead.
Operating voltage range10 to 20 VDC.
Typical power consumptionStandby: <5mA at 12 V DC. 
Recording: <9W (~0.7A @ 12 V). 
Recording and burning: <24W (~2 A @ 12 V).
DVDs supportedDVD -R, +R, -RW, +RW and +R dual layer. 
Max DVD burn rate>x6 (typically 15 minutes, or less).
Hard disk drive250 GB (Up to 1TB possible) Removable drive version optional. 
Internal record times4.
AlarmsUser definable change of record rate on alarm or motion detection.
Onscreen displayPreset & user definable format of date, time, status etc.
Video standards supportedPAL / NTSC (auto-switching).
Video I/O connectors4 x BNC inputs, 1 x BNC output.
Video input/output level1 Vpp into 75R.
Digital sampling resolutionPAL: 720 pixels by 576 lines NTSC: 720 pixels by 480 lines.
Video compressionMPEG-2 with time-lapse capability.
Video quality adjustment5 levels.
Real-time record duration1 to 4 hours per DVD.
Time-Lapse recording modes4, 8, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 Hours, 7 Days per DVD. (eg 24 hours rec rate, - ~2 pics / sec).
Audio:  (only recorded with real-time video)
Number of channels2.
Audio I/O connectorsRCA Phono.
CompressionMPEG-1 level 2.
Input/output levelLine: ~200mV peak to peak.
Data Interfaces
Ethernet InterfaceRJ45 socket with programmable IP address (DHCP optional) HTML Web page configuration (password protected) Download recorded files via PC application.
SerialRS232 interface for control and configuration.

Product Codes

Product CodeDescription
AB2B-5517AfterBurner-2 DVD video recorder / burner with time-lapse and networking capability. Supplied with UK mains PSU and user guide.
AB2B-5518AfterBurner 2 DVD video recorder / burner with time-lapse and networking capability. Supplied with Euro mains PSU and user guide.
AB2B-5519AfterBurner 2 DVD video recorder / burner with time-lapse and networking capability. Supplied with US mains PSU and user guide.

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

Our Products


  • Programmable internal video quad.
  • Video motion detection on all 4 inputs.
  • Ethernet port for remote control, configuration, monitoring and file download.
  • Internal or removable SATA disk up to 1 TB.
  • Now with SHA-2 hash coding to evidentially verify recordings.