Working with Serious Magic DV Rack
Posted 03 August 2005 - 12:33 AM
Posted 03 August 2005 - 04:01 PM
I?m thinking of buying Serious Magic DV Rack. It is sort of a consumer version of a Monitor, Waveform, vector scope, and assorted other quality control devices. It works on your lap top. The HD version is going to set you back about $500. It looks like a cheap way to get a semi realistic wave form and Monitor on your lap top. Anyone familiar with it?
It works very well (I can only speak for the DV version) and provides a considerable amount of very accurate feeback. You can also calibrate the "monitor" just like you would a traditional CRT monitor. I would characterize the features as more professional than consumer. Bear in mind that the "HD" version is for HDV (not high-end HD) so the input is via firewire. The cool thing I like is being able to record to a hardrive - either for backup or to go tapeless. In my case I is use a WD external USB drive I bought at Costco - a single wire hookup. Plug the drive into the PC back at the studio and edit, or dump the file to the PC. Either way it's faster than capturing.
Edited by PrestonHerrick, 03 August 2005 - 04:02 PM.
Posted 10 August 2005 - 05:32 PM