HD Playback/ Multi Media Extenders at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > High Definition Video Editing Solutions

High Definition Video Editing Solutions
For all HD formats including HDV, HDCAM, DVCPRO HD and others.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 23rd, 2008, 06:44 AM   #1
Major Player
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 206
HD Playback/ Multi Media Extenders

I'm talking about devices like the ones on this B/h page.
Multimedia Hard Drives | B&H Photo Video

I'm a Mac without a viable HD playback strategy.

My question: Are these devices viable solutions?
1) Capture ProRes 422
2) Edit in ProRes
3) Export timeline as is
4) Compress in compressor to some usable format that can be played back on one of these multi-media extenders.

I think I've seen some things where the files are limited to 4gb. I don't know if this would be a problem.

In the end, I'm looking for an HD playback solution that doesn't involve Blue Ray or connecting a camera to a TV.
Scott Routt

"Talk is cheap unless you have a lot of audio toys"
Scott Routt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2008, 03:43 PM   #2
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posts: 1,666
I can't comment on any of those specific models, but in generic terms yes they should do what you want. Most should play HD wmv, mpgeg2 and m2t... some will also do mp4 / H.264. The cheaper ones may top out at 720p/1080i, the better ones will do 1080p.

Some use pata and some use sata drives: either way make sure they can be formatted as NTFS rather than FAT32 to avoid the 4GB filesize limit.

Personally I can vouch for the awesomeness of the TViX M-4100SH , although it is a bit pricy (~$350).

When comparison shopping, having checklist similar to this might be helpful: Tvixbox.com - unparalleled multimedia players!
Graham Hickling 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

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

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

(800) 238-8480
Glendale, 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 > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > High Definition Video Editing Solutions

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:31 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network