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Old September 16th, 2015, 12:52 AM   #1
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HUGE price drop on Atomos HD recorders

I used to think I'll obviously go for the BMD Video Assist for my Sony PMW-F3, but after this price drop it is trickier.... should I get a Atomos Samurai Blade instead for the same price?

Samurai Blade Pros:
Better features while shooting (such as waveforms)
Tagging good/bad takes on set to make post easier (this works seamlessly with Adobe Premiere? Does anybody here have experience with this?)
Better IPS screen
Is available now (but I don't mind waiting a few weeks more for the BMD VA)

Samurai Blade Cons vs BMD VA:
No 1080 60p (bummer!)
Lower resolution HD vs FHD screen (I think this is going to be less of an issue than I originally thought? As the Atomos screen is I suspect an otherwise better quality screen??)
SSDs vs SD cards (well... this is arguably a pro, but I already have SD cards. I don't have any spare SSDs)
No HDMI in/out (a non issue for my F3, could be a minor issue if I want to use it with other cameras as will need to use a convertor)



As their new prices are now:
Ninja 2 $295
Ninja Blade $495
Samurai Blade $495
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Old September 16th, 2015, 05:43 AM   #2
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Re: HUGE price drop on Atomos HD recorders

KanexPro HDMI to 3G/HD/SD-SDI Converter EXT-HDSDIX B&H Photo

This looks like a cheap enough answer so it can double use as a monitor for my BMPCC / D5200 as well.
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Old September 16th, 2015, 10:01 AM   #3
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Re: HUGE price drop on Atomos HD recorders

I noticed those price drops yesterday at B&H.

I'm considering a ninja blade for my D750.
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Old September 17th, 2015, 07:30 PM   #4
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Yeah it got announced back at IBC last weekend.
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Old September 21st, 2015, 02:55 AM   #5
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Re: HUGE price drop on Atomos HD recorders

I've tried a few things by Kanex. All had to be returned. I'm not a fan. YMMV
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