Ok.. Like so many of us I am now taking a serious look at post production.
And like so many of us I am impressed by FCP and what they propose to have.
Up to this point I have been a PC guy. And RED, while cheap compared to similar cameras, is DAMN expensive for a single owner (Evin, I'm going to be writing you about this personally, with the hopes you can help me out with advice on a couple things).
So when selecting my capture/monitoring device, it's kind of important I can make use of my existing PC hardware and STILL be able to move to MAC when I feel the time is right.
The MOTU V3HD seems like a winning combo for me. We can go over the details later (And I am sure we will). Mike Curtis did a good job wth a fly by comparision, but I would like to take some time and really get into the guts of this since I know a lot of people are in my boat.
Here are the two main differences that separate them (There's are lots, but here are the big ones):
MOTU supports both PC (Premiere) and MAC (FCP) editing. AJA does not.
AJAIO supports a nice high-end codec (Pro-Rez) and V3HD does not (They support DVCProHD, which is still cool, but not as good)
Now of course if V3HD supported something like say... Cineform, then this would be a no brainer, but that has not happened yet.
Read up on these two items and let's talk about it.
If you make small features (And you are any good) then you know that sound is more important than picture (Sorry RED guys, but it's true). You can have a sucky picture and some dweeb will call it "Traffic" but if you have lousy sound, you're hosed. Mike and others say in this area MOTU SPANKS the AJA IO (Has something to do with MOTU being a SOUND company).
Let's hear your thoughts