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  • Aja IO vs. Laird LTM-6000

  • Jeremy Doyle

    April 14, 2005 at 2:12 pm

    We have to g4 laptops that we want to be able to hook up to our deck rack. Our 5 desktop edit bays are wired SDI and we want to be able to have 2 laptops be able to hook into the rack as well. Which is the best board for this? Is anyone using a Laird LTM-6000?

  • Bill Davis

    April 15, 2005 at 6:08 pm

    I can’t make a direct comparison, but we had a few Laird LTM-5000s in our facility a while back, and they were very unreliable components to work with on a daily basis. We sent both units back more than once and were never fully satisfied. There were frequent dropped frames during playback and I vaguely remember a workaround where turning External Video off and on would straighten them out for a while…

    We also have a number of AJA Io boxes in use now and, as people are likely to say, they “just work.” Very tight integration with FCP (Apple develops the drivers for it).

    Bill

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