Aja LHe or Black Magic Multibridge Pro? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 27th, 2006, 07:34 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posts: 1,095
Aja LHe or Black Magic Multibridge Pro?

Both of these cards are comparably priced and the Apple reseller I'm working with sells both. The sales person says that FCP works better with the Aja video card, is that true?

If so how? Is there a noticable difference?
Chuck Spaulding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2006, 03:23 PM   #2
Regular Crew
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Greeley, CO
Posts: 63

I've never owned a Decklink product, but I've always experienced great support from the AJA people. I use an IO box for Beta SP capture (FCP 5) and the results are clean and the support team is knowledgeable with formats and workflow. There's a production company in town that we work with from time to time that uses the Decklink product. They're happy with the input (Beta SP) also, but I've never asked if they're satisfied with support questions. If it were my money, I'd go with the AJA LHe because of my experience with the company and the number of specific FCP capabilities the card was designed for.

Hope that helps,
Cale Rogers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2006, 09:18 AM   #3
Regular Crew
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 43
I personally use the BlackMajic Multibridge Extreme and after a bit of finagleing in the set up, (mostly because I was starting at the bottom of the learning curve) have found it to be a really marvelous device, especaially as I have it now, hooked up to an Apple 30" display.
I couldn't really compare it to an AJA not having used one to the same extent, however, what I have done, makes it seem as if there is not much in it. Although, I do like the fact that my Multibridge extreme is a breakout box as well, which is handy as otherwise I'd be spending a whole host of time on my hands and knees behind my desk moving cables around.
If any one knows a good on-line ordering facility for dunces caps; I'll take 20.
John Jencks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2006, 12:20 PM   #4
Major Player
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Posts: 539
I have owned both and I lean towards AJA for a couple reasons:

1) Best tech support of the two, hands down

2) Designed to work with the Mac first and foremost. Decklink works on Mac and PC. AJA works closely with Apple to ensure that things run smoothly.

Tech support is important.
Shane Ross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2006, 01:20 PM   #5
Go Go Godzilla
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ USA
Posts: 2,739
Images: 15
Ditto what Shane said; if you're on a Mac you want AJA.
Reel Lane Films LLC
Robert Lane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2006, 01:08 AM   #6
Major Player
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 796
We use an Io for Beta and Kona LHe for uncompressed HD. Both work great. We also use a Black Magic HDLink to run our 24" Samsung monitor in the field to get pixel for pixel 1920x1080 monitoring.
Attached Thumbnails
Aja LHe or Black Magic Multibridge Pro?-pict0022.jpg  
Dave Perry Cinematographer LLC
Director of Photography Editor Digital Film Production 540.915.2752 daveperry.net
Dave Perry is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:41 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network