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  • Bob Zelin

    March 12, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Hi –
    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).

    Amazing times.

    bob Zelin

  • walter biscardi

    March 12, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    [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.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
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  • Bob Zelin

    March 13, 2008 at 1:29 am

    Gee, maybe this could be the product AJA releases at NAB2009 !

    bob Zelin

  • walter biscardi

    March 13, 2008 at 1:32 am

    [Bob Zelin] “Gee, maybe this could be the product AJA releases at NAB2009 !”

    I already tried last year. Not something AJA wanted to get in to. I can understand that. Black Burst is easy, but test signal stuff, who wants to get into that?

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    Biscardi Creative Media
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  • gary adcock

    March 13, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    [Bob Zelin] “Amazing times.”

    yeah

    on the other side Leader is now shipping the 5800 series scopes that analyses 2 Dual link streams or 4 single links HDSDI streams against each other.

    Now for some quantitative comparisons of Compressed vs. Uncompressed….

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  • Russell Lasson

    March 13, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    What’s the name of the software scopes that you run on a windows box with SDI in. I can’t remember it?

    Anyone have experience with it?

    -Russ

    Russell Lasson
    Kaleidoscope Pictures
    Provo, UT

  • Russell Lasson

    March 13, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    After a little searching I found it again.

    https://vidscope-vx.com/

    Anyone tried this with a AJA card?

    -Russ

    Russell Lasson
    Kaleidoscope Pictures
    Provo, UT

  • Russell Lasson

    March 14, 2008 at 12:24 am

    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.

    Anyone else want to comment on it?

    -Russ

    Russell Lasson
    Kaleidoscope Pictures
    Provo, UT

  • Bob Zelin

    March 14, 2008 at 2:20 am

    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.

    Bob Zelin

  • Russell Lasson

    March 14, 2008 at 2:26 am

    Well I might be the first:)

    If I only needed 422 HDSDI, then I probably would spend the extra money, but with my needs quickly adapting to 444, the Videoscope-vx444 looks mightly attractive and under $5K too.

    I’ll let you know when I finally pull the trigger.

    -Russ

    Russell Lasson
    Kaleidoscope Pictures
    Provo, UT

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