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New postby Dennis Wood on Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:03 am

Dan, how big is the SI CCD on the end of that rig? I'm guessing it's big enough to do away with the adapter altogether?
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New postby Dan Diaconu on Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:14 am

The Silicon Imaging SI-1920HDVR uses a single large 16:9 format 2/3â€
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New postby Dennis Wood on Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:18 pm

I see. We need the RED sensor in that little box :-)
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New postby Dan Diaconu on Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:46 pm

Ehhh... or any other color available that will fit the bill. :lol:
If the soft would be avail to get ALL data out of my SD10 and write it on a HDD, I would use it in a heart beat. Someday.... when Bayer wil RIP, we will all wonder: how did we "swallow" what we have been fed (and thought was good!) :roll:
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New postby greg bates on Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:44 pm

Hey hey Dan! Its growing like an extremely cute (and well rooted:) weed. Thanks for asking.
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New postby Dennis Wood on Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:04 pm

Greg, you know I'll be expecting HVX baby Lil updates here on a regular basis right? How's your sleep?
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New postby greg bates on Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:14 pm

Dennis Wood wrote:Greg, you know I'll be expecting HVX baby Lil updates here on a regular basis right? How's your sleep?

Dennis what is sleep? I'll have another one this weekend.
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New postby jake stutheit on Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:55 pm

dumb question dan and dennis, but any word on the FF unit? im really looking forward to getting one, and since dan d is designing ya cant go wrong.
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New postby Dennis Wood on Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:43 pm

Well, I have one of the proto units here as of tonight and all I can say is holy cow. I am utterly and completely impressed with what I see.

Dan has a lot on his plate this week, but I will have more info shortly. Right now, priority one is getting the adapters out.

Please don't plan around the release date for the ff unit as it is definitely going to be a few months.
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New postby Dan Diaconu on Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:14 pm

It could be less than that. I just freed my mind of some issues and I have the time available for this project. Dennis? need some help?
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New postby Dennis Wood on Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:07 pm

I finally got a chance with all the work going on here to mount up what I can best describe as a work of art by Dan. There's a few other projects in store on the FF front too.

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New postby Jarek Zabczynski on Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:37 pm

Oooohh...I'll take ten! :P
Shoot for the impossible...
...then do it.
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New postby Moises Crespo on Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:02 am

What's going to be the price range?,Dennis 8)
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New postby Dennis Wood on Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:36 am

To be determined. What I can say, is that if all goes well, you won't be able to find a better FF unit for less, anywhere. This is an incredibly elegant, thoughtful design.
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New postby Gene Crucean on Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:21 pm

This thing really does look high quality. I'll definitely buy one if the price is right.
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New postby Dennis Wood on Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:16 pm

High quality, yes, and very well thought out. It's not often I get too excited about a design but it's immediately obvious that Dan has had his hands on a lot of film equipment. There are all kinds of small details in this design, including an incredibly versatile mount, that will make using this unit a real joy. Jeeps, it even has a back lit white board.

I've always found Dan a great inspiration, and in fact, I'm pretty priviledged to have my hands on this stuff.
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New postby Dan Diaconu on Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:14 am

Thank you Dennis. I learned a bit today about the science of efficiency in manufacturing/assembly/cost,etc (been strugling with the named issues before hearing it was turned it into a science) If I could apply the lesson for this FF, we'll see.
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New postby jake stutheit on Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:21 pm

if the price is right count me in..unless it doesnt release in time for my short im planning right now. anyway, cant wait to see it released!
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New postby Aram Bauman on Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:27 am

That looks really sweet. Can't wait to see a review of it.
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New postby Dan Diaconu on Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:09 am

Ask Greg again (he's been using one for the last year) and now Dennis. Here is a revue:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=53726
and some more pics here:
http://www.holyzoo.com/photos/view.php?gid=15&page=1
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