That's cool but I wish they would've made something for stereo. The KiPro does not seem that much bigger.
Save the whales... sorry.
Save the CompactFlash!!!!!!
this thing reads r3d's off a CF and converts them to prores?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, just bringing it up. I think it's a great option for the Red One as sort of a "Proxy Module" ala Epic. There are times where this is a perfect solve.
In my experience the 720p live signal from the Red doesn't seem as sharp as it could be. It might have just been my settings though.
It's funny just how many workarounds people will buy into to stay with FCP.
Really though, all these sorts of DTE announcements etc should be looked at more as being a crutch for the lack of format-agnostic, online workflows that almost every other NLE offers today (and in most cases, for years!).
I'm biased here since I use it, but really, every FCP editor should download a 30 day demo copy of Adobe CS5 Production Premium, update it to the newly released 5.0.2 patch, and see what they've been missing out on. Hell, it even gives you an easy FCP keyboard customisation one-click setting so you can keep using the same keyboard shortcuts you're used to.
Bonus is that it's platform agnostic so Apple lovers and PC enthusiasts can use and share files with ease.
And it's probably cheaper than a Ki Mini as well (though I don't know the price of the Ki so correct me if I'm wrong).
Give it a try. You might be surprised....
If the AJA KiPro Mini is anything like its bigger brother, the problem will arise in frame rate, and timecode issues.
As Sanjin has said, 720 would be more than acceptable for an offline editor.
If you want to finish on ProRes and you don't care about the Red's incredible ability to manipulate the raw files in post, this might be useful.
However, the whole point of the Red is giving you the freedom to color correct and conform from an offline edit.
The proxy or lower res editing footage needs to have preserved the timecode, and correct frame rate. Then, it needs to allow you to take your offline EDL and flawlessly relink to your master R3Ds files for CC and conforming.
Without that, I don't see any great improvement here.
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