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Old May 6th, 2008, 12:30 AM   #1
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Uncompressed 8-bit SD thru FW?

Is Firewire 800 really up to the job for uncompressed 8- or 10-bit SD video?

G-Tech makes this claim (2 streams via FW800) and CalDigit does as well (3 streams via FW800).

Is that marketing hype, or the real deal? For now, I could live with a limit of 2 or 3 streams of uncompressed 8-bit SD.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 08:22 AM   #2
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Sure, it is. 800 Mbs is 100MBs which is plenty of throughput for SD. Check the calculations yourself at; http://www.matisse.net/bitcalc/ A firewire RAID configuration is needed (like the two you mentioned). Just be sure not to daisy chain too many devices or mix FW800 & FW400 on the same cable/buss.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 12:47 PM   #3
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yes it will work, I do it all the time
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