Goodbye Beta, Hello SDX900
Posted 13 April 2006 - 04:49 PM
Or is it to provide an uncompressed signal (non-pro50) to a hardrive or NLE.
I understand the benefits of having the 24p, shooting on didgital etc, but how shall I convince my editor that he will be able to work in this format? He cuts on a Discreet Edit system with no SDI input.
Also, I sense Panny will cut prices on pro50 stuff really soon, could it be as early as NAB??
Posted 16 April 2006 - 12:01 PM
Panasonic substantially lowered the price of the SDX-900 about a month ago, now $16,500.00 US list including the previously optional SDI output card (but I believe not including a viewfinder, and certainly not a lens, battery, etc.):
... I sense Panny will cut prices on pro50 stuff really soon, could it be as early as NAB??
(Simon's link points to the SPC-700 model).
An on-board SDI output is primarily useful for high-quality monitoring, or for a multicam switched production, or for connecting "live" to an alternate recording device. In general, to avoid wear & tear on the camcorder's tape transport, you don't use a cam as a feeder deck for editing and such.
Stay tuned to NAB for (likely) further announcements.