V-Mate General Information

SanDisk V-Mate





What does it do…?

Records TV shows–or any video source–to SD, MMC, and Memory Stick flash media; easy to set up; connects to any cable/satellite box, DVR, VCR, or DVD player; recorded files play back on a wide variety of mobile handheld devices, including the PSP, many PDAs, mobile phones, and portable media players; included IR blaster allows you for programmed timer recordings on different channels on many cable and satellite boxes; doubles as a USB memory card reader for PCs.


Manufacturer: SanDisk Corp.
Part number: SDVM1AA30
Users Guide: Download here

Device Type

  • Digital A/V recorder

Key Features

  • Memory card reader, Digital video player, Video capture from external source
  • Dimensions: 5.1"(L) x 2.6" (W) x 0.8" (H)
  • Dimensions: 130mm (L) x 66mm (W) x 20mm(H)

PC Interfaces

  • USB

Supported Card Formats

  • SD, SDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, microSD microSDHC
  • (RS-)MMC (DV), MMCplus , MMC
  • Memory Stick/PRO/Duo/PRO Duo


  • Video Playback Formats: .MP4, .3gp, .3g2
  • Codecs: MPEG-4 Simple Profile, H.263
  • Resolution: Up to 640x480 pixels
  • Frame Rate: Up to 30fps
  • Record: up to 3.5 hours **of high quality video per gigabyte***


  • 3.5mm input for composite video, audio left & right
  • 3.5mm output for composite video, audio left & right
  • USB mini B
  • IR emitter (connection to set-top box or VCR)
  • Power
Indicators (LED):
  • Power
  • Recording status
  • Card activity (at each card slot)


  • Included Accessories: Remote control
Minimum System Requirements:
  • TV with RCA composite video (NTSC or PAL) and audio connection
  • Video source with RCA composite video and audio composite connection


* For home and personal use: This product is intended to be used for recording and playback for your home and personal enjoyment. Copying and commercial use of copyrighted material without permission of the copyright owner may be prohibited by law. Use of your V-Mate in compliance with all copyright and applicable intellectual property laws remains the responsibility of the user of the product.


** Recording times will vary by target device and video quality level. Recording time is approximately 3.6 hours in a mobile phone (@ bit rate of 544kbps) and 1.8 hours on a notebook computer (@bit rate of 1.056kbps).


*** Note: 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes; 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions, and thus is not available for data storage.

Message Edited by sansamonsta on 08-16-2010 11:08 AM