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#1 Tim Tyler

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:43 PM

This looks promising...

http://sounddevices....roducts/pix.htm

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PIX 220 and PIX 240 Recorders Introduced at NAB 2011
PIX 240 Video Recorder
Simplifying Production

Sound Devices PIX 220 and PIX 240 video recorders add Quicktime recording using Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD* to any HDMI-or HD-SDI equipped high-definition video camera. The portable PIX 220 (HDMI-only) and its sibling the PIX 240 (HDMI and HD-SDI) record Quicktime files to CompactFlash cards or removable 2.5-inch solid-state hard drives.

* Avid DNxHD codec is available as an optional accessory
Key Features

* Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD* codec at multiple data rates
* Quicktime file type 10-bit input video resolution
* Ultra low-noise (-128 dBu) mic preamps with phantom, limiters, line input (based on 7-Series recorders)
* CompactFlash or removable 2.5-inch solid-state hard drives file storage with media spanning, UDF format for Mac OS and Windows compatibility
* High-accuracy built-in time code generator, with genlock / word clock output (PIX 240 only)

The PIX 220 and PIX 240 are on display at the Sound Devices NAB exhibit.
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#2 Peter J DeCrescenzo

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:31 PM

I love Sound Devices gear, and I'm sure their new PIX recorders will be wonderful!

However, BlackMagic Design's new, ridiculously-named "HyperDeck Shuttle" at $345 w/o a drive is almost too cheap to meter:
http://www.blackmagi...perdeckshuttle/

The $64K question which interests me is:

What is the least-expensive interchangeable lens, large-ish (>2/3") sensor camera that has a live _10_ bit HDMI output ... for use with the boat-load of recently announced/shipping 10-bit external HD recorders?

For example, the live HDMI output of the new Sony NEX-FS100U, and Panasonic AF100, and all current DSLRs are 8-bit.

Is the (current) answer a body-only Sony F3?

I wonder if in the not-too-distant future the answer will be: The expected Canon 5DM3?
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#3 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 12:43 PM

Crap. I may have a KiPro mini for sale shortly.

I wonder what the price is and what the wattage draw is.
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