I can’t believe I am beating out a Cow press release.
I just read that Tektronix is releasing the new WVR-5000 HD scope. It’s $6750, and I think the street price is going to be $5100, making this the CHEAPEST HD/SD scope on the market (cheaper than Leader or Harris/Videotek).
[Bob Zelin]“making this the CHEAPEST HD/SD scope on the market (cheaper than Leader or Harris/Videotek).”
About darn time. That’s something we could afford and install in the rack for all the systems to share.
Still don’t understand why someone can’t make a $2,500 or cheaper scope by simply making the unit itself in a small rack mount box the size of a K3 box that you connect into any computer display of your choice.
So after looking more, I found Bob’s article on it. Also this quote:
SO, here is the cheap solution. Get a HP xw4400 Win XP computer (about $1000) stick in a Blackmagic Decklink HD card ($995), and get the Hamlet VidScope software, which will use the Blackmagic (or AJA) card as it’s hardware, and display a BEAUTIFUL SD or HD display for you – all windows (vector, waveform, picture, audio) can be instantly resized.
this is my comment (because I can’t shut up) –
To this day, I have not found ONE PERSON that is willing to dedicate an XP PC, a Xena card or BMD card, and this software to make a scope. There are two kinds of users – those that want to spend zero money (how come I can’t use the software scopes in FCP) – and those that understand the need for a real dedicated scope, and have no issue paying $7000 (and now possible $5000) for a scope. I LOVE the Hamlet Vidscope, but I have not had even ONE client dive in to do it.