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NAB Short List 2012

As I prepare for a week in Las Vegas for the National Association of Broadcasters show (NAB), just 2...
NAB Short List 2012 Republished by Arthur Aldrich

Posted by: Arthur Aldrich on Apr 2, 2012 at 10:11:19 am
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As a follow up to my quest for a thunderbolt adapter for my P2...






As a follow up to my quest for a thunderbolt adapter for my P2 workflow in the field, I have purchased another adapter. This time, the Matrox MXO Thunderbolt adapter.


This adapter is a straight Thunderbolt to PCIe interface, not an Express34 adapter like the Sonnet Echo.


Of course, the MXO Thunderbolt adapter has one purpose, that is to interface an MXO2 to the Thunderbolt port. I am NOT trying to do that. I am trying to interface Thunderbolt to my P2 card reader, the PCD35.


I had successfully used another Matrox card in the past, a e34 to PCIe adapter, which worked great on my pre TB MacBookPro.


Alas, this adapter does not mount my PCD35 either. It may be a driver issue, but the Matrox tech support line has very long hold queues, over 2 hours, so I have not been able to speak with anyone regarding it. I expect that the conversation would go like this: “you’re trying to hook up what? We don’t make a PCD35. No, we do not support that.”


I think I will save myself the time, and go back to a firewire based PCD20.




Posted by: Arthur Aldrich on Feb 2, 2012 at 9:00:00 am
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I am interested in the title(s) of the music that is used for the Iditarod Insider videos. Where does that music come from? Do you have a title for the music that accompanies the free music montage

The music came from the DeWolfe Music library. I am not certain what specific song was used,...

Posted by: Arthur Aldrich on Jan 17, 2012 at 3:38:42 pm
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First Take: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt to Express34 Adapter

Sonnet first announced their Thunderbolt adapter back in April at the NAB show. I placed my order in...

Posted by: Arthur Aldrich on Jan 16, 2012 at 4:23:43 am
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Canon C300 Thoughts

I followed the Canon event on the live Engadget blog, great job by Michael Gorman on his coverage....
Canon C300 Thoughts Republished by Arthur Aldrich

Posted by: Arthur Aldrich on Nov 4, 2011 at 3:53:30 am
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Great post Art. I've been on the fence regarding my next camera as well. I'm considering selling the ol' HVX and going with a Canon SLR. I appreciate the full frame 5D but am drawn to the AF, and o

Canon was surprised by how well the 5D MKII was accepted by video pros. It really woke up Panasonic...

Posted by: Arthur Aldrich on Nov 2, 2011 at 6:19:35 am
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The next great cinema camera

I am thinking about my next camera purchase today, November 1st, 2011, days before Canon and Red...
The next great cinema camera Republished by Arthur Aldrich

Posted by: Arthur Aldrich on Nov 1, 2011 at 5:22:00 am
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Art, NJFCPUG site is down. I've not received meeting emails for some time. Is the group defunct?

No, the group is going strong. Will celebrate our 10th year next July. Send me an email and I will...

Posted by: Arthur Aldrich on Nov 1, 2011 at 5:21:32 am
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I watched you talk about the AF100 and the birger lense at a symposium in Columbus, Oh in Sept. I never did get the model number of the birger lense.

There is not a model number that I know of, just the Birger M43 to Canon EOS mount. There is not...

Posted by: Arthur Aldrich on Nov 1, 2011 at 5:19:52 am
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Recently I attended a symposium in Columbus Oh in which you provided a demonstration and talk about the AF100 camera. You mentioned several options on lenses sighting the various pros and cons. I wo

A good fast zoom would give you the best range of options. I have a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 that I love....

Posted by: Arthur Aldrich on Nov 1, 2011 at 5:18:33 am
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