>Units like the S-Two are more
optimised for filmic applications, they >also offer DC operation
and heavy duty housings and so on
>Hmm, after last weeks shoot I'd query that.
Glad you actually shot with it. I get so tired of people on this
forum blabering on about Viper or S.two or CineRAM when most of
them have maybe seen it on the stand at NAB.
We actually have Viper, S.two and CineRAM along with the SRW-1 prototype.
We [Plus8] own 2 S.two's and after a year I fully understand your
query. Using a magazine of drives does not make it filmic. I am
with you as far as the portable SR VTR.
You should know that the SRW-1 is not a quiet machine and it, too,
has fan noise.
It's not a must to connect a Laptop to the S2 - it should start
recording by pressing START on the Viper - isn't it that simple
than on the demos I've seen?
Sorry Florian, but I've got to agree with Geoff on this ...
>What should be possible and what is are very different things
On a recent music video location shoot, (Viper / s.Two) we spent
so much time futzing with the little PDA that the batteries died
out on the s.Two main drive unit. We eventually had to move our
entire production from the beach (where we had a permit) to the
parking lot where we had AC. Esthetic catastrophe.
The thing that I just don't get about the s.Two is how such obviously
smart people can make such a potentially awesome piece of gear that
doesn't use industry standard (i.e., AB bricks) batteries. Hello?
And obviously, they really need to loose that PDA ... I doubt that
even they would argue that point.
On another Viper shoot several weeks later, we tied Marker Karahadian
up and beat on him until he rented us not only the SRW-1 field recorder
but the SRW-5000 studio recorder as well. (Note to fellow CML'ers...Martin
is a pretty tough guy so you'll need to bring someone scrappy like
Joe Di Gennaro to help hold him down.)
Both of the SRW's worked flawlessly day in, day out through a wide
range of environments and conditions. Particularly refreshing was
the SRW's ease-of-use which allowed nearly anyone on the crew to
stand in as tape operator.
Scott Billups - LA
>On a recent music video location
shoot, (Viper / s.Two) we spent so >much time futzing with the
little PDA that the batteries died out on the >s.Two main drive
So that's what that was...
BTW Scott, you (or the PA's) gotta remember to empty the hard-drive
when you leave the set!!! :-) Initially I was amazed to fine that
what should have been a 36 minute mag was telling me I had 5 minutes
of recording time.
The footage looked nice though...
Post Production Artist
Virginia Beach, VA
>BTW Scott, you (or the PA's)
gotta remember to empty the hard-drive >when you leave the set!!!