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Old November 12th, 2006, 08:01 PM   #16
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Hi Tyson,

If you are only going to be shooting a couple of shorts I would look at just hiring gear and not buying. The only problem is that you can't hire the SI-2k (& Red) at the moment (you can't even buy them).
The price of buying a JVC will rent you fair amount of shooting time with a HDCAM or Varicam camera and maybe even a good lighting cameraman.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 09:42 PM   #17
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We WILL be shipping MINIs in December. You could even use you MacPro (in bootcamp) to do the recording. Rent some good glass and accessories.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 10:25 PM   #18
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We WILL be shipping MINIs in December. You could even use you MacPro (in bootcamp) to do the recording. Rent some good glass and accessories.
Ari, will that be with the existing chip or the new one?
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Old November 12th, 2006, 10:27 PM   #19
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Ari, will that be with the existing chip or the new one?
New one :-) !
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Old November 12th, 2006, 10:31 PM   #20
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Cool!!!
What the heck are you doing up this late? :)
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Old November 12th, 2006, 10:40 PM   #21
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Same thing as you :-) !
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Old November 12th, 2006, 10:50 PM   #22
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I'm checking Jahshaka and finding it a total waste of time. Great idea, bad implentation.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 12:24 AM   #23
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Ari, will that be with the existing chip or the new one?
You mean the Core 2 Duo, 2.33ghz's yeh?
I hope so, i just bought one - i was hoping that would be ok to edit the SI's footage.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 12:55 AM   #24
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I think Joe was asking about the imager.

The core 2 duo 2.33GHz wiis ideal. Be sure to get a good GPU (ex. Geforce 7600 or better). Will you be using this machine for recording from a Mini too?
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Old November 13th, 2006, 02:03 AM   #25
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Im thinking of the macbook pro? 3-4gb of RAM with Radeon 1600, how does that sound? RED is not on my radar as a production camera anymore by the way - too far off.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 10:15 AM   #26
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I don't know if you can get them down in OZ, but Gateway has a nice tablet pc that supports up to the t7400 Core 2 Duo and up to 4 gigs of 667mhz ram and several HD options. The screen is 14" diagonal at 1280x768 resolution. Has Cardbus, firewire and usb, gigabit ethernet, wireless and bluetooth.

If you go to their site, check out the CX210X tablet pc. You can customize it and have their system send you a quote (no salesperson involved). Only negative I found was no expresscard slot. I think the Mac Book Pros have those.


I priced one with t7400, 2gigs , ati 1400x, 5400 rpm 160gig drive...yadayada for just under 2100 usd. Thats running Windows XP tablet pc edition.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 02:45 PM   #27
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yeh that would be awsome, although i am runnin final cut, my pc is running a kentsfield quad core, so i should be fine in that regard!
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Old November 13th, 2006, 04:46 PM   #28
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Guys, I hate to be a wet blanket on the enthusiasm but we have no way of testing on a lot of these alternate platforms. We test our software on Dell M90s, Precision 390s and our SI-2K motherboard. Those are the officially supported platforms. It *should* work on Core 2 duos at 2.33GHz, 2GB of RAM *but* it is not guaranteed.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 06:49 PM   #29
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Guys, I hate to be a wet blanket on the enthusiasm but we have no way of testing on a lot of these alternate platforms. We test our software on Dell M90s, Precision 390s and our SI-2K motherboard. Those are the officially supported platforms. It *should* work on Core 2 duos at 2.33GHz, 2GB of RAM *but* it is not guaranteed.
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Bummer, since I have no intention of buying a Dell. Prefer custom built system from a local supplier.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 11:28 PM   #30
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A custom quad core machine with high end graphics should do.

We are adding a powerful set of real-time look visualization tools which require advanced pixel shaders and texture processing which exceed the capability of current embedded graphics that are often found in the small form factor tablets.

Steve...thanks for the reality check.
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