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Ernie Santella
Re: NanoFlash Review
on May 8, 2010 at 7:27:59 pm

J,

I did double record when I got the unit, just to make sure there were no CF glitches in the media. Not one, so I don't run tape anymore. I would agree, the only bug-a-boo is without tape, you have to hit the REC/STOP buttons on the unit. But, there are some things that might help. There a company that makes some remote start/stop with Tally light cables. Sure, that's one more thing to attach, but I bet you could run the cables without too much issue. Here's the link, they also have some other cool stuff for the Nano.

http://nanoflash.net/remote_control__time_code

I might get one of the tally cables. I don't do much run-and-gun, hand-held shooting, so it's not a huge thing to me. (Mostly corporate/commercial work.)

The Nano records using the Sony XDCAM 4:2:2 Codec. There is no wrapping or any funky transcoding. Just copy the files off the CF cards to your edit Raid, drop them into the timeline with no rendering at all. Couldn't be easier. Makes the P2 workflow look kinda' silly. You can set the Nano to record in QT or MXF for AVID.

Not to get off track, but I also have the Focus Enhancements FS-H200 for my little HDV camera (Which I get calls for too) That uses CF cards and also works great. That sold me on using CF instead of going P2.

You do need to pay attention to Nano and get only the cards they recommend. They have to be really fast. Here's the list of tested cards.

http://www.convergent-design.com/Products/nanoFlash/Media/tabid/1653/Defaul...


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