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    Thanks Roberto, really appreciate it.
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    Ok Deanan, but does it allow recording solo when no ssd is mounted in the Epic itself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RivaiC View Post
    But no 444 so far

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    SD said the 240 was not designed to be able to record 4:4:4. This is not coming with an update.

    That was a long time ago so if you are on the fence because of this you might want to ask again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Lequeux View Post
    SD said the 240 was not designed to be able to record 4:4:4. This is not coming with an update.

    That was a long time ago so if you are on the fence because of this you might want to ask again.
    Hi Roberto....

    I read this from the FAQ :

    Does the unit record uncompressed, or 4:4:4 video?
    PIX recorders record up to Apple ProRes 4:2:2, 10-bit at 220 Mb/s at a maximum frame rate of 1080p 30. The recorders don’t accept dual-link streams or record 4:4:4.

    http://www.sounddevices.com/notes/pix/pix-faq/


    And i also take a look at video where he scrolls thru different type of compression, the 444 is not there...so im sure it is not included since it only take single stream HD-SDI and not dual.

    EDIT : I will email them and see whats their reply

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    This a great solution. It's pretty heavy though. How are you guys mounting it?
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    another awesome device...great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAN SUN View Post
    This a great solution. It's pretty heavy though. How are you guys mounting it?
    It's 2lbs and has a 1/4 20 mounting point. Should have many options to mount it.
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    Are you finding them in stock someplace or did you get pre-production units? So far everyplace says pre-order....
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    One of our local audio dealers is starting to deliver on pre-orders.
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    First of all, I think this device is amazing. Besides the high quality Prores encoding, you get an extra monitor, Timecode Jam/Sync, built-in cross/up/down converter, AND top of the line powered, XLR inputs. It really does seem like a kickass product, and I can't wait to get my hands on one (Abel Cine took my money long ago, but it's been "backordered" for weeks).

    A couple of points:

    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme Hay View Post
    wow, thats convenient... but requires an SDI output.
    It has HD-SDI passthrough, so I don't see how that's an issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sven Seynaeve View Post
    I think a dsmc module with similar functionality would be a waste of Red's time right now.
    While the PIX is really exciting (and I intend to use one), I don't agree with you. For one, having a module that connects directly to the brain keeps the profile small, light, and cable free. As it stands, we have to tap into the HD-SDI port and find a place to bolt (and power!) the PIX. While this doesn't sound too disastrous, it's just another device hanging off the camera. RED was (is?) making a proxy module that originally was designed as an H.264 recorder, but many thought Prores would be a superior option (and I agree). It wouldn't have XLR inputs (but the Pro I/O module addresses that), and in fact it offers wireless streaming which the PIX does not. So while I think the PIX is an exciting offering, I still very much hope development on the wireless proxy module is still in the cards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deanan View Post
    For non 16:9 Epic formats, it will be letterboxed into 16:9
    but we will have more options for how to deal with that in upcoming firmware.
    Thanks Deanan, MUCH appreciated! Is a 5K 16:9 format still coming soon?
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