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Andrew Karczewski
AJA Kona 3 and Matrox MX02 Dilema
on Apr 1, 2010 at 12:45:50 pm

Hi All,

I've spent the last couple of weeks pouring over creative cow forums to gather information on building a new system/suite. Primarily my question concerns two things;

1) The viability of getting a AJA Kona 3 LHi card Vs Matrox MX02 LE (with Max...).

2) Future Proof/upgradability.


Basically i'm going to buy the 2010 Mac Pro when it comes out, load it up with a 2nd HDD set that up as a RAID 1 for OS protection etc then swap out the the RAM for either 8GB or 16GB of RAM from OWC. And while i'm shopping at OWC i'll purchase a 8TB Mercury Pro Elite-AL RAID 5/10 system.

Thats the plan...however what i will be doing is purchasing two separate LCD monitors to connect to the Mac Pro...

On the one hand if i were to get a Matrox MX02, one of my LCD monitors would essentially (but in no way perfect) be a decent color grading monitor...something i do a lot of...

As i understand it both the AJA Kona 3 and Kona LHi, do not offer the "grading" function available with the Matrox MX02. However they do offer far more options in terms of capturing and cross conversions...

I mainly work with DV, HDV, XDCAM, and moving towards RED (all flavors...). What are everyone's opinions, as to which hardware might suit me better?


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Andrew Karczewski
Re: AJA Kona 3 and Matrox MX02 Dilema
on Apr 1, 2010 at 12:47:03 pm

Hopefully, Walter and Gary don't kill me with their comments


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gary adcock
Re: AJA Kona 3 and Matrox MX02 Dilema
on Apr 1, 2010 at 1:21:53 pm

[Andrew Karczewski] "Hopefully, Walter and Gary don't kill me with their comments"

No just for posting the same content in multiple forums.

answered in the FCP


gary adcock
Studio37
HD & Film Consultation
Post and Production Workflows for the Digitally Inclined
Chicago, IL

http://blogs.creativecow.net/24640



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Andrew Karczewski
Re: AJA Kona 3 and Matrox MX02 Dilema
on Apr 1, 2010 at 6:08:58 pm

Thanks, Gary!


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