Spot|DSE wrote on 9/23/2004, 8:22 PM
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.
PeterWright wrote on 9/23/2004, 9:35 PM
Thanks Spot,

Doesn't sound like I'd use it much - most of my stuff is on-the-run hand held, at kids' homes or at school.

And - until the new Sony HDV is out, my Mini DV camera is pre firewire!
Spot|DSE wrote on 9/23/2004, 9:42 PM
If you're on the move, the Nnovia is the ticket for you. But it requires Firewire too...unless you get the A2D unit.
Grazie wrote on 9/23/2004, 11:08 PM
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!

Liam_Vegas wrote on 9/23/2004, 11:53 PM
I agree.. for Run N Gun.... it just won't work (IMHO)... but for anything where you will be capturing at a fixed location for some time... it would be PERFECT...

for instance.... Capturing a 2 day conference
Bill Ravens wrote on 9/24/2004, 7:07 AM
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.
michael_morlan wrote on 9/24/2004, 9:42 AM
I would *definitely* use DVRack for my narrative and commerical projects - especially for assuring NTSC legal picture, and for green-screen acquisition and tests.

When you need ultra-critical evaluation of DV, this is the tool.
HPV wrote on 9/24/2004, 11:16 AM
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?
Craig H.