Just thought I would keep this board alive...just like an earlier post...I rarely have problems with my IO, it just works!
But this is what I began pondering...
What do you think the possibilies of a new aja device, mainly a HD/SD box, with a firewire connection? I know cards are probably cheaper, easier to manufacture, but I really like the idea of a capture device that just hooks up, and works...am I being too crazy?
I know I'm being a little bit of a simpleton here, and I know there are tons of things to consider like bandwith, codecs, and all the rediculous formats out there now...but can't a guy dream?
I know the main limitation is the bandwidth thing - but I'm sure the genius folks at aja could come up with a sweet codec that could be capture over a FW400, or maybe even a FW800 connection? Not to knock avid, but if they can do it, you would figure most people can? I'm still very intruiged by companys like BitJazz/SheerVideo codec - all of this stuff is possible, can it all come together?
Ok, enough thinking about the future!
ps: Bob Z, if you are reading this - excellent column in the CowMag, I have to send that to my old company that wanted me to start a "film" company with a dvx100 and G5....
Not to knock avid, but if they can do it, you would figure most people can? I'm still very intruiged by companys like BitJazz/SheerVideo codec - all of this stuff is possible, can it all come together?
AVID can't. AVID does DNxHD with the AVID Adrenaline HD product which is compressed HD. AVID cannot do uncompressed HD over the firewire port. But would I like to see a new AJA I/O that could at least handle
DVCProHD - I sure would. But with everyone wanting uncompressed HD, and now 2K and 4K HD files, I doubt
that this is a priority for AJA.