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Old April 20th, 2009, 03:28 AM   #1
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XDCAM EX News from NAB

It's late so I'll be brief.

There's a new SxS offload device coming from Sony. The PHX-MS240 has a removable 240Gb cartridge and will offload a from SxS cards at around 10x realtime. It can be plugged in to an EX to allow playback from the device to check through footage. You can connect the unit to a computer usin esata or usb. In addition the cartridges can removed from the unit and then plugged in to a computer via USB or esata. Suggested price $2000 with cartridges at Ģ500.

Price of a 32Gb SxS card to be reduced by 40% to approx $900.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 05:20 AM   #2
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Price of a 32Gb SxS card to be reduced by 40% to approx $900.
Thats great news. I'm big on 60p overcranking so I need the Sony cards.

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Old April 20th, 2009, 06:26 AM   #3
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Shame they didnīt include a FW800 connection for that price
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Old April 20th, 2009, 07:11 AM   #4
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Probably no firewire because firewire isn't hot swap.

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Old April 20th, 2009, 09:35 AM   #5
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You can get express card to esata adapters for less than $50 and it's much much faster than firewire.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 11:48 AM   #6
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Good news on the 32GB SxS price drop! I never made the plunge to the cheaper solution because I have two 16GB and an 8 GB and I like to have all my overcranking options without having to think about which card I have in the slot. I'm prone to stupid mental errors.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 02:18 PM   #7
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You can get express card to esata adapters for less than $50 and it's much much faster than firewire.
Thatīs good news.
When they first came out I heard they werenīt very reliable, are they now?
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Old April 20th, 2009, 03:18 PM   #8
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B&H already has the price drop in effect. I ordered a 32Gig card today for delivery tomorrow. Mixed blessing of a surprise seeing it under $1,000...great for this one, but I just bought one last week from Abel Cine for $1500 and asked specifically about a price drop...

Sigh...I couldn't help it (had a shoot), but one should never buy anything the week before NAB. :-)

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Old April 24th, 2009, 04:33 AM   #9
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So - what's going on at NAB?

It seems like our EX1:s and EX3:s are still "state of the art" as far as Sony is concerned. No new announcements at NAB of any new EX-cameras after what I have heard.

However, I am curious to hear what else is new. Any new EX-related gadgets or any new cameras from the competition that we have not heard about before.

Please - if anybody visiting NAB can find the time between cheap drinks, strip bars ;-) and of course visiting the convention center - please give us a report!
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Old April 24th, 2009, 05:06 AM   #10
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I think Alister Chapman covered it all, lower price for 32GB SxS and an SxS offloading device. I didn't notice anything else regarding the EX series.

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Not that is has anything to do with NAB, but Las Vegas has moved the hotels further apart and, consequently, you have to walk further from hotel to hotel than in previous years.
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Not that is has anything to do with NAB, but Las Vegas has moved the hotels further apart and, consequently, you have to walk further from hotel to hotel than in previous years.
How on earth did they pull that off? Jackhammers and rope?
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Rosco solution for IR ...

I'd like someone to comment on the IR filter coming out of Rosco. Has anyone checked it out?
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Old April 24th, 2009, 08:45 PM   #14
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I saw a prototype magnifier at the Hoodman booth that turns the EX1 lcd into a viewfinder like the EX3. It was focusable and held in place by a neoprene cover. I really liked it. They said to look for it in about 60 days.
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Old April 24th, 2009, 10:39 PM   #15
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Did they give any idea as to cost?
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