I guess a "proper monitor" with h.264 is self defeating. It is 8-bit why bother. Just get a big screen that doesn't crush or clip, a "good monitor".
And still have a laptop with a RED Rocket and a proper monitor for checking looks at full debayer.
How are the 27" iMac screens with glare?
H.264 is such a great idea. I am a big fan of PIX systems and their whole infrastructure is based on H.264.
It is incredible that the same format Canon ( and others) uses for full quality acquisition in the 5D etc. RED is using for dirty offline dailies and proxy video.
I have read ARRI talking about how RED files where so large in size it was a media management nightmare so they came up with the PRORES 444 for dailies. Who wants to tell ARRI that 1080P PRORES 444 files are actually bigger in file size than RED 4K R3Ds?
And who in the heck needs PRORES 444 for viewing dailies?
h264 is exactly what I want here. Small file size and playable on anything.
Way cool. What sort of frame delay is there?
While I can't wait for the hopefully inevitable ProRes or Avid proxy module, h.264 does make the most sense as a point of departure when you are in the Redcode world.
This is so exiting !! I cant wait ! thanks for sharing the info.
the ipad is now a business write off!