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Old July 8th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #16
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Also, I know for a fact the Dual link board is expensive.

I'm thinking sony didn't "charge" for the dual link board in the F3 in its MSRP, or maybe only charged for a part of it, bare production materials costs. When you buy sLog, you are "paying for" the board and the firmware. This way they can sell more cameras, and the dual link being there, is quite the tasty incentive to buy the upgrade. Had the camera cost $12,800 instead of $13,300, and you had to buy a $5,000 board, that you have to send the cam away for installation etc... is less attractive to me than a $13300 camera and a special SXS card that makes it SUPER MEGA AWESOME for $4400.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #17
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The component costs to add in dual link on the F3 are probably only a tiny fraction of the overall cost of the camera, we are only talking about a now pretty common 3G HDSDi chip, possibly the same components used on cards like the $400 3G capable decklink cards, and that's the end user price. The components themselves probably cost no more than $50 to a manufacturer like Sony, it's only a chip and a couple of BNC's.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 07:01 PM   #18
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But what bout the protocol etc for implementation.

The physical hard ware may be cheap, but the R&D and coding is probably whats more expensive.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 03:21 PM   #19
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I'm predicting that Sony is going to come out with a cheaper Slog only upgrade. You heard it here first.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 05:30 PM   #20
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They may start doing that if and when the lower cost RED Epic S comes out at about the same price as the F3. Of course, Sony may have the competitor for that camera already in the wings.
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I'm predicting that Sony is going to come out with a cheaper Slog only upgrade. You heard it here first.
I sure hope your right.. I brought it up (4:2:2 slog) to the sony dealer here in my end of Canada, and they said it couldn't be done..??
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Old July 11th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #22
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I brought it up (4:2:2 slog) to the sony dealer here in my end of Canada, and they said it couldn't be done..??
I'd love to hear the reasoning behind massive misinformation like that.

Something mumble mumble about 4:2:2 can't hold the massive gigabutts of information S-log contains.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #23
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I'd love to hear the reasoning behind massive misinformation like that.

Something mumble mumble about 4:2:2 can't hold the massive gigabutts of information S-log contains.
I wish I still had the email., but it was something like that.

Thats why I would rather come here to get info.
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Absolutely no data behind my prediction. Not worth much discussion. Its just a hunch.
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