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Old July 18th, 2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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Will any one make a Cineform Mobile Caputure solution

Forgive me if this has been addressed before but I'd like to know if there is anything planned like a "firestore" type device to capture video to cineform when your away from your computer. A few people seem to have mentioned an adapter that allows for a capture card to be used with a notebook but no one has really tried it out to see if it would work. Please don't mention the Wafian in this.....I'd hardly call that thing "mobile".
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:52 AM   #2
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I'd be interested in this too.

Also, is there any chance of getting Adobe's OnLocation (previously Serious Magic's HDVRack) to capture directly to CFHD avi's?
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 10:17 AM   #3
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Agreed,
I would like to see a small portable unit (like firestore) that offers high quality (A/D) component in and firewire inputs captured to CFHD.

You would be able to sell a LOT of these.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 11:23 AM   #4
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depends the price.
at probably over 1500$ per unit (likely 2500 with analog input) , a lot of people would preferably purchase a laptop.
or for less than 1000 you can build a shoebox sized PC, with powerful processor, lot of memory and huge disk space.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 11:57 AM   #5
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Has anyone tried a Magma PCIExpress box with the Intensity yet?
Or what about the Expresscard to PCI adapter made for testing purposes?
I would be very interested to verify if this works.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 06:00 PM   #6
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Has anyone tried a Magma PCIExpress box with the Intensity yet?
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That was a timely question. In fact we're testing a Magma Express Box with the Intensity card recording D2D using HDLink as we speak. We have it working with a Dell M90 laptop running XP SP2. When we finish the testing we'll publish the configuration we used. Presumably other configurations will also work, but we don't intend to do compatibility testing more broadly.

FWIW, we have found Magma tech support top notch when working with them to get the configuration working.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 06:29 PM   #7
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Oh great!
All of us will be waiting the specs of your working configuration
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 09:10 PM   #8
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Just to supplement David's post, the Dell Precision M90 is virtually identical to the Dell XPS M1710 which in turn is almost identical (graphics card and pretty lights aside) to the Dell Inspiron 9400, or E1705 as it's known in the US.

The price differential between an M90 and E1705 is very significant but the base technology is the same. Mobile Core 2 CPUs tend to be very cheap on eBay and transplanting CPUs is fairly easy - I would imagine that the CPU requirement for realtime ingest would be fairly significant and you'd most likely benefit from 667MHz RAM.

The only issue I've found with the material I've captured (video games direct captures) is that the footage is so demanding that playback can stutter on a laptop drive, so I'd be very curious to see how the laptop drives cope with high bandwidth capture.

David, out of interest, have you tried the LHe in the Magma box?
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 09:48 AM   #9
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David, out of interest, have you tried the LHe in the Magma box?
Richard, as I recall I asked that question of the Magma product manager. The answer was that the sustained bandwidth through Express Box is basically only enough to support a 1-lane PCIe card like Intensity. The LHe requires a 4-lance PCIe slot.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 07:31 PM   #10
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Old July 24th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #11
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