Don't sweat it. There's not that much to it. A two camera shoot is totally manageable by one person. Downloading a full mag to a raided drive (while running it through rsync first) doesn't take that long. The Codex UI isn't complicated. Also...you can set your VFS to give you more than Arri raw deliverables too, so perhaps that could get you out of having to transcode depending upon the needs of the job. I actually like the VFS because even if you didn't originally set it up to give you more than Arri raw deliverables you can adjust it right before downloading/ transferring your mag and add MXF or whatever along those lines. I wish ARC provided playback but outside of that the whole Codex route is pretty hassle free, and there are other options besides ARC now anyway to review Arri raw files.
Anyone in LA that knows this system avail in case i decide to pass it off?
Zak, the easier option here would probably be to have them record DNxHD or ProRes 4x4 via SxS and use that to transcode to your editorial deliverable. All the timecode info and clip names matches so post won't have any problem conforming back to ArriRaw later. It is a little more downloading but you can do that through esata. But as Tom mentioned, you should ask for a digital loader, have them do all the ArriRaw backups and you could just download the SxS and and transcode to your deliverable or vise versa, whatever you feel more comfortable with doing.
Just another option.
Im really only concerned with the downloading of arriraw
Def not a one man show. Recommend a DIT on set to wrangle and convert the data.
if anyone in la is avail and wants to assist tomorroe and knows the system let me know
Codex is easy. Just sketched on how much data there is. what are you guys doing for checksum?
I use the Rsync command just for speed. It gives you a visual text at the end indicating that the bits are all there. Definitely not as thorough as an MD5, but the MD5 process just about doubles the process. (depending on the amount of Ram in your system) I would still always recommend MD5 of course. Dusty's Copyscript is what I always use as long as you have a large raid attached.
For Dailies, I like to record secondary to the SxS cards, and use the proRes files to create the dailies. This process is actually Faster than having the VFS create the .ari files at the same time as ProRes. There are also (or use to be) some quirks with the way codex handles h264, so might want to check if you will be dealing with that.
The trouble with it, is now you have twice as much physical media to keep track of. It also requires a little more attention when you are setting up the system.
The H680 is good, and recommended by Codex. I use the H6F0 which is 6G and 4 ports. so you can have 2 DTS's and still room for Esata Fan cables for your drives. It works perfectly for me.
I created a Legend for all of my speed testing with Codex at one point, I will see if I can find it and pass it along.
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