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#1 Christopher Moone

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 09:55 AM

Any new and interesting recorder options after NAB? I need to pick something up and right now I'm leaning towards the BlackMagic Video Assist, Would love peoples thoughts on it and any thing new.

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#2 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 12:13 PM

Atmos and Blackmagic have new 4K recorders/7in monitors. I still have my eyes on the Starlite for my rig ,but pricey though and 720p
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#3 Benedict Heinzl

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 01:07 PM

I have the PIX-E5 from Video Devices. Records Prores and they just announced you can record in h.264 too. (next firmware)

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#4 Shawn Wang

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 01:26 PM

i really want some confirmation too. looks like starlite is the only device that supports Arri cameras. 


am i so bloody wrong or not ?

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#5 Tom Wills

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 03:54 PM

Shawn, my Atomos Samurai (and all of the rest of Atomos's SDI gear, as far as I know) all support record triggering off of Arri cameras.

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#6 Christopher Moone

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 07:45 AM

It should trigger off an Arri camera, it's a timecode trigger and the video assist takes timecode. I'd love to know if anyone can confirm or deny this as I am still leaning this way. 


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#7 James Baldanza SOC

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 11:13 AM

I've used the Transvideo Starlite, Pix E-5 and the Atomos Samurai Blade on my the sled.


The Samurai Blade is the best bang for your buck. Full size BNC connectors, record video out, and quick access of the last recorded clip for easy playback. Also https://mediablackout.net can do a mod so you don't need to use onboard batteries.


On the Pix E-5 I didn't like how the usb thumb drive stuck out above the unit.


I didn't like the Starlite for multiple reasons.

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