OT: The State of Video Capture Spring 2007
luis at anachreon.co.uk
Thu Feb 8 18:55:55 EST 2007
Would you detail the setup a little more?
To mind is a HD cam, but I'm not sure I'm seeing what you require
On 8 Feb 2007, at 22:08, Sivakatirswami wrote:
> We are in the midst of our hard ware upgrade cycle
> (once very two years we do major "enterprise" hardware upgrade here.)
> And we are taking a hard look at "must have" equipment.
> Some background: (Apple only, OSX....)
> We are ramping up video production in a big way and getting from
> a Keynote to a DVD is right now an incredible "jump thru hoops"
> where, using SnapzPro on our biggest G5 dual processor desktop
> production station (which we move into a "sound room") where
> we run the Keynote with a high end mic attached to the box
> to get a humungous Apple Animation file which we can then
> convert to full screen presentation quality for DVD etc. It works.
> We looked into converters before. Total Training production Manager
> in New York (if you haven't seen Deke McClelens training videos
> you are missing a treat!) told me they they used a $25,000
> plus video converter for their work but that there were less expensive
> models that would still do a good job in the $4,000-6,000 range.
> Meanwhile another team member here was talking with Apple Education
> dept who recommended a low end model $400.00 or something.
> Well guess what, non-profit org bought the $400.00 model.. it was a
> we sent it back... Meanwhile we developed the SnapzPro work flow
> and did a few productions with that.
> So much for history:
> SnapzPro recently announced an Intel version which should run on
> our new
> intel machines when they arrive, but I wanted to query the list on
> options or software alternatives. We need to be able to dub over
> during runtime play-recourd, voice input from an external mic.
> All insights, past experience "wisdom" "best directions" etc welcome
> email me off list unless you think everyone should hear what you
> have to
> Obviously the SnapzPro is "price is right" vs a $5M conversion
> box.. but I would
> be interested to know what a hardware solution might offer that
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