Friday, April 07, 2006

Okay it's been way too long since the last post. We're still on Medium, and will be filming till May something or other. We're a bit behind, but making it...

Still planning on my trip to NAB this year, hopefully I'll find a mixer that I'm happy with...both $$$ and feature set. There seem to be some offerings from several manufacturers, so we'll have to see. The RAMPS party should be fun as well.

I have a gripe toward the manufacturers of the current compact flash recorders. I don't know why they haven't made any headway in the mirror process. The standard of delivery for telecine is either DVD-RAM, DVD-R or CD. None of the CF recorders provide for this media, therefore the user must transfer via computer or direct burn device. This requires space, time, and extra equipment. I envite any and all equipment manufacturers to sit with me at the end of the day, and watch the flurry of activity, loading and packing of equipment, while I wait and burn the days work on to DVD. They will then understand why we need this to be addressed. All in all, it's still better than a DAT machine...but PLEASE!

A day out at Ventura Farms: