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John Jordan
03-24-2005, 10:19 PM
DV Rack (http://www.seriousmagic.com/dvrarticles.cfm?article=allthings) :yes: you should all check it out... rocks man

SPaulovich
03-25-2005, 07:44 AM
I'll second that. I just got my copy of DV Rack and it's an incredible tool.

John Jordan
03-25-2005, 02:01 PM
And the real cool thing is we found out about DV Rack right here on IndieTalk.com.



Thanks Indie hehehe

Zensteve
03-25-2005, 02:05 PM
...and in just a few paragraphs, we would best describe DV Rack as...

Will Vincent
03-25-2005, 03:21 PM
a badass toolset for recording and setting up shots with a DV camera, or according to the website:

"DV Rack is the first product that can prevent video disasters, help you shoot faster and let you get visibly better quality from your existing camera. It's powerful software that runs on a PC or laptop connected to your DV camera. DV Rack puts ten essential monitoring, production and evaluation tools at your fingertips letting you instantly preview, record, review, and evaluate your shots."

Heres some of the features:

Digital Recorder

Record to tape and disk at the same time or disk only.
The end of capturing! Clips are ready to edit in standard NLE software.
No delays for tape shuttling to check shots.
"Shot Saver" pre-buffer allows you to go back in time and hit Record before you actually did.
Variable speed replay, slo-mo, fast forward, freeze, frame advance.
User-selected DV formats for native compatibility with NLEs
Slave mode records and stops when your camcorder does.
Add notes and log while you shoot.
Professional Field Monitor

Color bar generator and blue gun mode for properly calibrating Brightness, Chroma, Phase, and Contrast.
Native DV monitor shows your video post-compression exactly as it will be recorded.
Split screen mode allows live video to be compared with pre-recorded clips to match levels or continuity.
User-adjustable Safe Area Indicator with center cross-hair.
User-adjustable dual Zebra modes provide visual feedback. Plus unique "black" zebras to check shadow areas.
Underscan switch displays entire active picture area including details most camcorder viewfinders can't see.
User-adjustable aspect ratio from 1.00 to 2.50 (including 16:9).
Letterbox mask mode for widescreen.
Zoom into live video to check any part of the picture.
User-adjustable "rule-of-thirds" overlay indicators to assist with shot composition.
Freeze video for further examination.
Full On-Screen Display (OSD) with numeric readouts for all settings.
DV Grabber

One-Click high resolution still image capture.
Capture to PC hard drive or WIndows clipboard.
Automatically increments base filename.
Supports JPG, BMP, and PNG file formats.
DV Waveform Monitor & Vectorscope

Native DV monitoring shows post-compression signal.
Luma, Parade, Y-only, R-Y, B-Y modes.
Full screen or sweepable line mode.
Gain, trace illumination, scale, and position.

Audio Spectrum Analyzer

32-band real-time audio spectrum analysis.
Stereo and mono modes.
Trailing peak indicators with hold function.
Freeze analysis at any time.
Scrolling waveform display in peak or wave mode.

Video Analyzer


Pixel accurate luminance and chroma sampling.
Supports five color spaces: RGB, YUV, HSV, HSL, and CMYK.
Numeric readouts and visual bar meters with training indicators.

Automated Quality Monitor

Automated real-time quality monitoring of video and audio.
Set your own limits and levels for quality alerts.
Intuitive visual display of alerts directly on clips in the DVR 1000.
Video too bright or too dark filtered by area of screen and duration.
Alert on detection of audio clipping, pops and clicks, hum and buzz, and overall voice level.

By the way, that's cool that your quotes are on their site John.. :)

WideShot
03-25-2005, 03:42 PM
1) Is it only DV25 that it can record Direct to disk with?

2) Does it support HDV?

King Goldfish
03-25-2005, 04:38 PM
Thats a really nice product. it would be neat if had other stuff incorporated into it like a vegas style editor and FX. if it does, he should have talked about that as well. But I like it. I hate how the LCD monitor shows false hotspots and doesnt show the true borders that end up in me trying to guestimate how far to zoom in.

SPaulovich
03-25-2005, 05:40 PM
2) Does it support HDV?

Apparently that's the major feature for the next release.