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Old April 26th, 2006, 01:47 AM   #1
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HVX DV Rack is on its way!

Serious Magic is demo'ing a DVCPRO-HD-capable version of DV Rack at NAB! It looks fantastic, and I've been testing a beta version of it. On my Dell laptop that previously would barely eke out about 2fps using the Avid Quicktime codec, this same laptop is showing full-screen full-frame-rate 720/60p while simultaneously showing the waveform, vectorscope, etc.

Were I prone to being giddy, I would be, well, giddy.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 02:18 AM   #2
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Very cool!

Any chance that Serious Magic will release a Mac version?
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Old April 26th, 2006, 07:05 AM   #3
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I bought DV Rack about 6 months ago and asked them the same question and they said no (but were very nice about it). I do everything on a Mac, but do have a Sony Vaio that I use for software that I could not get on a Mac (2 programs + DV rack). There are some other threads here in the forum on why as well. The good news is that it looks like it's running well on the the MacBook Pro's according to the thread below. Post #13 is from Karl at Serious Magic.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=64442

Also, this thread has a nice statement by Karl regarding DV Rack on a Mac (just be sure to bear in mind it was written 1/2005) -
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=37682

I'm hoping to get a 17' MacBook Pro pretty soon and expect to run DV Rack and Ultra 2 on it.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 01:54 PM   #4
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Good to know, Thanks Derek.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 07:14 PM   #5
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Sweet! I'm thinkin' about picking up a Tablet PC to use DV rack on.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 06:49 AM   #6
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I'm an idiot, but what is DV rack?
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Old April 27th, 2006, 07:11 AM   #7
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DV Rack by Serious Magic
http://www.seriousmagic.com/dvrackdemo.cfm

DV Rack System Requirements
http://www.seriousmagic.com/dvrcompatibility.cfm
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Old April 27th, 2006, 07:31 AM   #8
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Barry are you able to confirm if the new HVX compatible DV Rack will have support for 720p 50/25?

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Old April 27th, 2006, 01:22 PM   #9
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MacBook Pro and Boot Camp

(EDIT ... Ooops ... Derek already mentioned this but I'll keep the comments anyway.)

I assume you could use this with a MacBook Pro if you purchased XP and created a PC on your Mac with Boot Camp. (Try doing the reverse on a PC laptop! :o)

Two things I'm intrigued about though ... since you really want to record DVCProHD to an external drive on a laptop (and there's no FW800 in the MacBook) can you add a PC card to the MacBook Pro like you can on the G4 Powerbooks? I'm not sure if they are avaialbe yet and how it would be config'd on a, now, PC. Also, how will the DVR work in this configuration? In addition, would there be any weirdness getting the footage back into Mac Land?

I guess that three things I'm intrigued about ...

Thoughts? Barry? Robert? Bueller?
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Old April 27th, 2006, 02:05 PM   #10
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Small Clarifiation -

The 17" MacBook Pro has the FireWire 800 -

Copied from Apple's site -
One FireWire 400, one FireWire 800, and three USB 2.0 ports
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Old April 27th, 2006, 03:50 PM   #11
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Separate Firewire Bus

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The 17" MacBook Pro has the FireWire 800
Thanks Derek ... sorry, I should have been more specific ... the reason to have the firewire card is not necessarily for Firewire 800 but for a completely separate firewire Bus ...
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Old April 27th, 2006, 03:54 PM   #12
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Robert's got it covered

As I posted that last comment and pulled out to the main menu I see that Robert is covering some of the answers already on the MacBook Pro 17".

Thanks guys!

PS - Isn't it so good to be talking about actually working with this camera and not dreaming about what it will someday be like? I'm having fun with my HVX! Sorry ... had to gush.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 04:12 PM   #13
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PS - Isn't it so good to be talking about actually working with this camera and not dreaming about what it will someday be like? I'm having fun with my HVX! Sorry ... had to gush.
Too FUNNY!

... and no problem on gushing regarding having the HVX. I know how much I've enjoyed mine (and the ease of the entire workflow). Now with the new MacBooks out and a new HVX version of DV Rack (which someone else came up with a good name for - "DVC Rack") it just continues to boggle my mind what can be done.
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Old April 28th, 2006, 02:01 AM   #14
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Hi Guys,

Just thought I'd mention - we had the DVCProHD demo at our booth running on a MacBook Pro (using boot camp) this week. Works fine. I even used it to record some footage onto a removable USB2 drive, and that worked fine as well.

I hope NAB was great for everyone! Now, I'm off to bed!
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Old April 28th, 2006, 02:05 AM   #15
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Barry are you able to confirm if the new HVX compatible DV Rack will have support for 720p 50/25?
I'll ask...
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