High-performance, high-definition digital video recorder (DVR). It adjusts for MPEG-4 video compression, single channel resolution up to D1(704*576), 30fps, and is a real-time, easily-operated, professional DVR that consumes minimal power. It includes power-up recording functionality as well as motion detection, scheduled, and manual recording options. The SD card holds up to 32GB expandable, and is enabled or direct TV, monitor, and PC playback using an SD card reader. The Recorder DT is lightweight but durable, robust, and designed to fit any Armasight by FLIR Digital or Thermal scope, Picatinny MIL-STD-1913, or Weaver rail. The rubber mount ensures quick, easy and reliable mounting and disassembly.