This sounds an impressive piece of software, but my impression is that it is mainly useful for when you're shooting in a fixed position and can have a laptop alongside, connected to camera by firewire, to use as a monitor etc.
Is this correct or am I missing some other applications?
That's correct. It's a lot lighter than carrying a field monitor, plus it's got a lot of other tools. Can be used for capture or simply monitoring or both. I'm not sure what more you're looking for it to do? It's software....therefore needs a computer.
Has an audio monitor, waveform monitor, peak indicator for audio or video, DVR (digital video recorder) and a bunch of other tools, not to mention the focus cards and exposure cards.
Pete, you have a "similar" shooting load as I. Community & Event work . ..
I've "racked" my brains thinking how I could benefit and then USE easily with my Run 'N Gun type of activity. There is no doubt that this is omne remarkable piece of s/w . . . trying real hard to think of ways & where I could drum up "need" to balance my "greed" - hah!
Doesn't anyone make a wireless xmit/receive with firewire porting? Seems like, with the number of firewire devices, this would be a good seller. Maybe the bandwidth requirements would drive the price too hi.
Wireless firewire is just coming out. If it ends up working with DV, man that will be slick.
Hey Spot, have you tried doing a multitrack audio capture in Vegas while capturing/monitoring with DV Rack? Is DV Rack heavy on the CPU?