View Full Version : Anyone visit AJA at NAB.. Q's
04-23-2007, 12:47 AM
Did anyone get a look at the AJA io/hd box at NAB?
Seen a podcast where they had one hooked up and dude from AJA mentioned SATA raid connected with a dual sata port card on a macbookpro.
Anyone know what card this was? Caldigit? What was the raid.. Port multiplied?
I got the impression it was prores only.. but he said it also did SD uncompressed :-/
04-23-2007, 01:04 AM
It was a G-sata. Not sure which card, but it was not port-multiplied. The Aja box does do SD uncompressed. Prores only for HD work... all that data has to flow down a firewire 800 pipe. But the Prores/Uncompressed splitscreen demo I saw was indistinguishable except for one slight gamma difference on a fade to black... and that was a 10th-generation ProRes encode. Pretty impressive.
04-23-2007, 01:54 AM
Cool thanks.. so anything off digi-beta can be uncompressed. cool..
04-23-2007, 09:25 AM
Hi we have a complete report on the unit with interview of their rech and video of the unit at freshdv.com
04-23-2007, 10:22 AM
Yip.l saw that this afternoon :-) nice!
Also love the "over" chap.. lol
04-23-2007, 11:09 AM
Do you have a link to your video?
04-23-2007, 03:01 PM
Its older than current page.. subscribe to the podcast,, there all pretty informative.. though the 1:44 intros a touch long ;)
04-24-2007, 08:42 AM
I use one of these.
Supports up to 10 drives with port-multiplication.
Drives appear as individual drives on the Mac and you RAID-0 with disk utility. I run a 3 drive RAID-0 and a couple of single 500GB drivesin a 5 drive enclosure.
Not screaming fast as it's single lane PCIe maxs out around 100MBps.
eSata connectors come out very easily!
04-24-2007, 01:15 PM
What raid boxes are you using? we just got a 8bay one. Really pleased so far. Though need something more portable for the io/hd when we can get our hands on one..
Could really do with a 5 drive enclosure with Raid5 built in.. like a highpoint onboard or something..
04-24-2007, 01:22 PM
I have the 5 drive Sonnet
They have a flight case friendly 4 drive unit coming.
04-24-2007, 01:30 PM
ah cool.. will have a mooch about. If your a aja dealer can you PM me.
04-24-2007, 01:37 PM
sorry I'm late I don't get response notifications from this board for some reason, but here is the link to the clip: