Not entirely true. We are seeing more and more 4:4:4 stuff coming online. Yes a $100,000 SR deck OR a $25,000 RaveHD will handle it(sorry had to put the plug in)
If a client receives 4:4:4 material by means other than tape or if they generate 4:4:4 material there are ways around buying or renting the tape deck. There will be a deck needed at some point in the process but by whom is the question.
I do agree 4:4:4 is not for the meek and especially not for someone just getting into HD.
Dual Link is the passing of uncompressed 4:4:4 HD over dual SDI. This can come from either the Sony SR deck with optional board OR a camera such as the Sony950 or Viper(I am not sure if other cameras such as the Genisis handle this).
The information that is being passed is uncompressed RGB data with part of the information coming down one wire and part coming down the other.
I have kept this as simple as I could. Let me know if you need more detailed info.
NAB can be an overwhelming experience for the new. Make a list of what you MUST see, go there first otherwise you may never get to see it.
There is a list on the NAB2005 website of the exhibitors and the booths they will be in that will help you out. Make a road map to save time otherwise you may find yourself wandering the vast isles of eye candy and booth betty mahiem.
Thought I would add that we have seen no audio crackle or unstable video on our side of things. Even though we are doing things a bit different it’s the same hardware. Is anyone reporting these problems on the Windows platform?
We are feeding the card separate audio and video files and have tested several audio file formats with all giving the same result.
Good luck in the quest.
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