Sunday, 25 April 2010

Update on the Alexa and Avid

Just wanted to update a couple of my recent posts. Having now seen footage from the Alexa I am even more convinces that it is going to be THE camera of the next few years. The DOF fall off looks better than the red to me, and the rolling shutter doesn't seem to be much of issue, and if the greater latitude is true then this would be my camera of choice if I was going to be shooting a feature or spot tomorrow.

ARRI Alexa World Cup from Stargate Studios on Vimeo.

Also, my recent post about Avid vs FCP needs a some new discussion now that Avid have announced Avid MC5.0 will have native RED support (and apparently can debayer to HD video in real time????) and also will be able to playback QT videos natively without transcoding to an Avid codec. The other interesting announcement is that you will be able to use a Matrox MXO2 Mini as an IN/OUT, which is unprecedented for Avid to say the least. Seems like an odd choice until you think about the fact that this box will only give you HDMI and Component sockets. So it gives a cheap (around £350) monitoring option for low level Avid users without really threatening the sales of any of Avid's own boxes which will give you HD-SDI etc.

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