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Old May 17th, 2004, 01:55 AM   #1
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Tapeless Acquisition -- various topics

Tapeless Tech Research

I've been doing quite a bit of research on the subject of tapeless media via new cams coming down the pike or out there now and found the following links. Hope this helps a little.

http://www.abcdv.com/article/articleview/126/1/3
http://www.broadcastpapers.com/news/PanasonicSSM01.htm
http://www.digitaljournalist.org/iss...stead_nab.html
http://www.b-roll.net/NAB/main.html
http://www.dvformat.com/articles/vie...e.jsp?id=16958

Tons of info from NAB2004 http://www.abcdv.com/article/archive/87/
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Old June 1st, 2004, 03:10 PM   #2
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a Powerbook in production

any tips on using a Powerbook in production?

anyone going straight to disk from the camera

or do you need a special product for this?
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Old June 2nd, 2004, 03:05 AM   #3
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I'm PC based but I can just start my capture tool when my camera
is connected and start capturing as I would when capturing a
tape in the camera.

Try it out on your tools! I'd say they should work in the same
way.
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Old September 6th, 2004, 10:08 PM   #4
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Anyway to make this work on a JVC X2bu?

Just wondering about this set up

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Old September 12th, 2004, 03:06 PM   #5
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FS4 at the IBC

I was at the IBC in Amsterdam yesterday to meet Matt McEwen and take a close look at the FS4 Prototype. All I can say is that I am very impressed. If the production FS4 is what the prototype promises it to be, then this device will shake-up the direct to disk market.

It promises to have all the functionality of the FS3, at a much lower cost. There are some things that I learned about the FS4 that I didn‘t see on its spec sheet though:

The FS4 has a two dimensional menu navigation scheme as apposed to the more linier menu navigation of the FS3. I think this is a big improvement.

The mini phono jack on the top of the FS4 between the two Firewrire ports is an input for a simple switch trigger. If I understand this correctly, this makes it possible to trigger the FS4 using a simple momentary switch. The potential of this function is somewhat staggering. This makes it possible to trigger recording on a camera that has been installed in a difficult to reach location, by means of a mechanical switch, or contact. This is useful for animation applications as well as for building video traps with the help of pressure contacts, light gates or motion detectors.

There is a mini phono jack on the bottom of the unit for the external power and charging cable. (My only suggestion to Focus is to make this power input jack a different one from the trigger input jack on the top of the unit.)

The FS4 can run off the Firewire power bus on Macs, but the battery won‘t be charged by it.

That‘s about it. The rest is in the speck sheet. Matt said the Pro version would run around 800 USD.

My suggestion to anyone thinking about investing in a direct to disk solution, is to wait until November or December for this product to become available, if they can. I think that those who buy a quickstream or Citidisk now, will be kicking themselves when the FS4 hits the market. I know that I am now glad that my experiences with the latter two products was so bad, because if one of them would have worked, and I would now own one, I would be kicking myself right now.

It was also a pleasure to meet Matt, kind of weird when the virtual world intersects with the real world.

Btw, Matt has an Australian accent.

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Old September 26th, 2004, 02:39 PM   #6
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Component Portable D2D HDV Solution?

Dont know if such a beast exists, but Im thinking along the lines of a Kona card with removable Harddrive all in a portable box with rechargeble battery to record HDV component
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Old October 1st, 2004, 08:06 AM   #7
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Anyone using a ibook to capture?

Hey all.
Just wondering if it were possible to capture dvcpro50 footage through the ibooks firewire?...

just a thought...
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Old October 12th, 2004, 11:46 PM   #8
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FW capture cards - necessary?

Are most people using something like a Pyro 1394DV for getting video into their PC via firewire, or the standard Motherboard FW ports, or generic FW PCI cards, or what?

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Old November 16th, 2004, 07:22 AM   #9
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FS-4 Vs Quickstream HDD?

Hi there, does anyone know anything about the differences between the Firestore FS-4 and the Quickstream DV capture harddrives?
I like the idea of being able to capture using this method and then use fiewire to upload rushes onto my Mac but I also like the idea of having a few cameras recording at the same time and sending live feeds via firewire and optic repeaters straight to a digital mixer so I can mix on the fly!

If anyone has any information which could make a difference to what I would like to do it would help me immensley cuz at the mo they are looking pretty identicle? Is there anything I should be looking for?

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Old January 26th, 2005, 05:06 PM   #10
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Experience with ADS Pyro Drive

Anyone have experience with the ADS Pyro Drive?

http://www.adstech.com/products/API_...asp?pid=API820
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Old January 30th, 2005, 02:10 PM   #11
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No experience with it, but it's the same basic drive as the QuickStream and CitiDisk (Shining makes it and OEM's it to the MCE and ADS).
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Old February 15th, 2005, 10:21 PM   #12
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hard drive and tapes at same time??

Is it possible to record to the miniDV tapes and to the harddisk at the same time??? thanks in advance.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 10:37 PM   #13
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Definitely, if you're using an external hard disk recorder like the Firestore or an external hard-disk recording program like DV Rack.
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Old March 5th, 2005, 08:42 AM   #14
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Which is the best notebook for the canon XL2 ?

Which is the best notebook for the canon XL2 to have (in realtime capture ) the best result possible ?
Is widescreen are good option ?
A notebook has $1000.00 is this a good thing ?
If yes ,which company ...acer ,toshiba ,lg ibm ...?
Thanks a lot !
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Old March 6th, 2005, 06:14 AM   #15
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What do you mean with "best" and "for the Canon XL2"?

What exactly do you want to do? Do you just want to edit? Do
you want to capture as well? Do you want to run DV Rack? Which
programs are you going to be using?

With DV work harddisk is most important (and I would go with at
least 512 MB of ram). There are some 7200 RPM harddisks available
in laptops these days, but most people seem to use external
USB(2)/firewire drives (I prefer drives who have both interfaces!)
for speed, flexability and storage space.
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