Just wondering aloud. It would be interesting to know what RED's reasoning was (given they usually have a well thought out one).
Very cool. Can we use any CF cards that can keep up with the files in this module?
It would be a nice touch since the data-rate would be very low.
Will you have the new H264,(part10) AVC that encodes 3D?
Would it be possible to get an E-SATA or FW800 out?
I would offer that there are millions of portable, non ruggedized rj45 ethernet ports on laptops around the world that have been punished on a daily basis for several decades now with an extremely low failure rate. Conversely, ethernet cable RJ45 ends can break very easily, as I'm sure many people here have experienced.
My instinct is that the cost and hassle of replacing a lost or broken off-the-shelf ethernet cable versus the ruggedized version you are using isn't worth the extra ruggedness. Plus, you can buy tools to strip and replace broken ends on a standard ethernet cable at any major hardware store in the country.
I'm guessing the typical use case for the module is wireless access (similar to laptops), again supporting less need for the ruggedized version because of less use.
Finally, you may consider a future version that has a second physical port on the module which uses standard rj45, so users can choose. Also, if the port (either one) gets destroyed, you have a second one to use.
I hope these are constructive comments. Great work!
what will be the estimated range of the wireless module? would also be nice to know on how many streams we can have at once before it starts dropping frames...
dp, ac, director, producer, AD, DIT, gaffer all watching on their iphones, ipads, and mcpro all at once? amazeballs x 2
Maybe it's to big.....