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#1 James Davis

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 05:49 PM

Hey guys,

Just wondering for anyone that owns one of these yet, does the internal battery get you through a days shooting, or is powering off of the sled an absolute necessity.
In addition to this does anyone make a cradle that sits in a v-lock/anton bauer mount yet (v-lock preferable...), I heard cinetronic are making one that mounts to the monitors but haven't seen any other details about it or how it mounts, any info guys and gals?

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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:50 PM

I own one. The internal battery is good for about 2 hours. No need for a cradle, just velcro the unit to rig, it's 100% Solid State so it needs no special handling
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 10:39 PM

Cool, thanks for the info, much appreciated.
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#4 Norbert von der Heidt

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:18 PM

I own one. The internal battery is good for about 2 hours. No need for a cradle, just velcro the unit to rig, it's 100% Solid State so it needs no special handling


Hi Eric
Do you use this for recording client material from the camera or is it only for your use. I'm just a bit concerned that there is no LCD screen for any sort of confidence viewing either during or after recording. I'd be happy to get your opinion on this before I spend the money.
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#5 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 02:41 AM

Hi Eric
Do you use this for recording client material from the camera or is it only for your use. I'm just a bit concerned that there is no LCD screen for any sort of confidence viewing either during or after recording. I'd be happy to get your opinion on this before I spend the money.


I use it to check takes on set. I don't understand the concern about a LCD, you already have a screen on the rig, why not use it?
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#6 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 04:30 AM

How do you guys manage start and stop? I tend to forget this all the time.
Does the recorder use a timecode flag?
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#7 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:51 AM

How do you guys manage start and stop? I tend to forget this all the time.
Does the recorder use a timecode flag?



Ummm I press the record button to start it and the stop button to stop the recording. It's a bit bucket device so it records what ever is in the SDI stream
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#8 Jon Beattie

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:55 PM

How has this unit been working out for you guys that have been using it? How many minutes per GB of video are you getting?

I was looking at Atom's new Samurai at 5x the cost.

If the hyperdeck works and I can get away with 2 or 3 220GB drives it seems like a no brainer.

Doesn't seem that the Hyperdeck gives any option in video format and quality. The nice thing about the Samurai is you can pick and choose.
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#9 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:30 PM

I bought the Hyperdeck a few days ago, still haven't opened the box. Researching which SDD to get, the OCZ VERTEX 3 SATA III 2.5" SSD in the 240GB size seems like it will be the one, I'll probably get it next week and test it all out.
I'd love to know if anyone has taken their Hyperdeck to some electronic guru to replace the din 1.0/2.3 connectors with standard BNC's?
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#10 Ramon Engle

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:03 AM

Hi Ozzie. I'd recommend buying the DIN Adapter cables from RED. They're short, durable, swivel and release in a proper fashion. The TecNec cables I bought from B&H were terrible, too long and the release was so stiff I need pliers to disconnect. REALLY!
Also, hope you have a docking station for the SSD card for formatting and downloading footage.

Happy Holidays.
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#11 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:50 PM

Ahhh, Thanks for the advice, I had already bought 4 cables, 2 with the 90 degree din connectors and female bnc ends and 2 with straight connectors and male bnc ends
Gonna go buy a ssd dock today if I can get thru the crowds.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
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#12 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 02:25 PM

Where did you get the 90 degree din cables? I got some nice short cables but with straight connectors and am thinking I may eventually upgrade.
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#13 William Demeritt

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 03:31 PM

I'd like to know where you got the 90 degree din connectors too!
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#14 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:36 PM

Marketek, a little stiff but cool and they're short so its fine.
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#15 William Demeritt

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:31 AM

Wow, that's infuriating. The components cost MAYBE $22, but they know the cables are for RED One owners with the stupid DIN connectors, so the up charge is $10 more.
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