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  • Will I need to buy Ultrascope too?

    Posted by Ola Haldor voll on April 27, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Everywhere I go, I see DaVinci depicted with the control surface and monitors. One of them has what looks like Ultrascope on it. Does DaVinci have these included or will I have to buy it separately? It might cause problems regarding expansion slots. .

    – GeForce GTX 285
    – Decklink HD Extreme
    – eSATA RAID controller
    – Fibre Channel controller
    – Ultrascope

    I might have to toss the eSATA RAID controller, but then again, we have based a lot of material on eSATA drives… 🙁

    Ola Haldor voll replied 13 years, 10 months ago 7 Members · 11 Replies
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  • Kristian Lam

    April 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Hi,

    UltraScope runs on its own dedicated machine. At the NAB demo, it was running off a small Shuttle PC.

    regards

    Kristian Lam
    Blackmagic Design

  • Tim Wilson

    April 27, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    And if you have a PC laptop with USB 3, you can run the adorable Pocket UltraScope! Together, they’re still less than many portable HD scopes with these features….

    Not that this necessarily has anything to do with DaVinci, but I still can’t help mentioning this whenever I get a chance. 🙂

    Tim Wilson
    Associate Publisher, Editor-in-Chief
    Creative COW Magazine

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  • Joseph Owens

    April 27, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    You don’t have an outboard scope?

    jPo

    This IS my blog!

  • Darin Wooldridge

    April 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    The current versions we use has a scope built in however we still monitor the sdi out to an external scope rather than use the internal one.
    I have the ultra scope at home and it works very good as well.
    I think i’m going to pick up that cute little mini posted above just for fun..

    Darin

  • Ola Haldor voll

    April 28, 2010 at 10:16 am

    We have a rack mountable hardware scope, but it’s from the mid 90’s. I haven’t even thought of using it with Color (and in the future, DaVinci of course). I bet it won’t play well with SDI.

    You’d rather do a HW solution instead of Ultrascope ?

    Tim, no, I don’t have a PC (that’s almost like swearing in church) in our suite. Nor do I think we’ll ever have one. 🙂

  • Jeremiah Belt

    April 30, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Rumor has it you will need another dedicated video card for the processing of the DaVinci Resolve on top of that layout. Can’t just use the same video card that runs your monitors. So yes card space is very very limited.

  • Illya Laney

    April 30, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Ultrascopes only work with PC’s, supported graphics cards, and monitor resolutions. You can get an Ultrascope system setup for less than $1500. Now consider how much hardware scopes will cost and you’ll see why you should be swearing in church.

    Motion Design, Color, Editing
    Simulated Wood Grain Cabinet Inc.
    (Seriously though, that’s the name on the paycheck)

  • Illya Laney

    April 30, 2010 at 4:54 am

    “Rumor has it you will need another dedicated video card for the processing of the DaVinci Resolve”

    I don’t think that’s just a rumor if you want realtime playback.

    Motion Design, Color, Editing
    Simulated Wood Grain Cabinet Inc.
    (Seriously though, that’s the name on the paycheck)

  • Jeremiah Belt

    April 30, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Figure of speech…your exactly right about the realtime playback. The Resolve is dependent on CUDA processing of Nvidia based GPUs.

  • Ola Haldor voll

    May 19, 2010 at 6:41 am

    So, it was never a Mac based PCI Express card? They way they presented it earlier made me think so.. I see they link to a page with “requirements for Windows and Mac OS”, but only Windows is listed when you actually get there..

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