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Big Brother
04-24-2009, 10:34 PM
Hi All,

I have been told by Barry FM from Nexto Drive that they are considering on bringing to market a Video Pro with a P2 slot in lieu of the SxS slot.

Their designing teams are looking out for our view on this. Write in on this thread & may be we see a P2 Nexto Drive soon (june end who knows :D )

Personally speaking i would be more keen to get a Direct P2 slot on Nexto Drive as using a Expresscard adopter for P2 reading offloading would be to cumbersome ... May be Nexto should consider either a DUAL slots for P2 & SxS slot on Single drive or wo diff drives options with P2 & SxS slot.

Emmet Brown
04-25-2009, 06:59 AM
That would be great!

AwakenedFilms
04-25-2009, 09:29 AM
I agree - would be great.

J

David Saraceno
04-25-2009, 10:03 AM
This is a $1500 item?

Big Brother
04-25-2009, 10:38 AM
yeah but i wish it gets much cheaper cox it similar to other CF copiers which Photographers use to dumps their images on field. This drive will have a P2 slot & driver for viewing the P2 footage for confirmation. I guess there might be more such products in any time soon as other take the cue.

I hope it finally lans in our lap much cheaper then 1500$ :D

David Saraceno
04-25-2009, 12:14 PM
The reason I'm asking is because that will get you about 96 GBs of E series p2 cards.

That's about 96 minutes of continuous shooting at AVCIntra100.

nsoltz
04-25-2009, 12:20 PM
Saw it at NAB-- takes SxS cards or P2 with an included PC-to-Express34 adapter. Also will play the clip.

Yes, they were talking about a $1500 or so price point but note that the price has not been firmed up.

Ned Soltz

Big Brother
04-25-2009, 12:31 PM
I have one question does this drive has a support for expernal drive where this Nexto can play host & allow P2 cards to be dumped on to external HDDs i feel that will give us infinite space to be dumped with p2 footage !

Hope BarryFM will respond soon.

pwalker
04-25-2009, 12:48 PM
Yes, I'd be interested in one w/a dedicated P2 slot.

Ben Digedig
04-26-2009, 06:47 AM
Bring it on!

barryfm
04-27-2009, 10:34 AM
Hi everyone! So as to the posts regarding the NSV2500:

the $1500 price we were quoting was based on a 500 gig HD enclosed. Since, hopefully, we will see hard drive pricing lower between now and July the street price is not decided.

Regarding the 2nd HDD. Yes. the NSV2500 has a USB host shared port (with the eSata). Through this you can simultaneously backup to both the Nexto and the other drive.

Regarding the P2 version it was everyone at NAB who asked about it that caused the company president who was at our booth to consider it. They have not yet made a decision so it isn't a "done deal" YET. I am letting them know all the responses I get.

daktulus
05-06-2009, 07:07 PM
anything new?
This would be great in the field...

Big Brother
06-06-2009, 02:37 AM
YEAH, BarryFM dont let the wave die ... Bring on the P@ slotted Nexto drive. It shall be a boon for us users over the WAY TOO MUCH costly PANY p2 store/gear type prods. Hope panny does learn from your PROduct to make a cheaper P2copier without the flashy useless features which no all dream on field.

What happened no response from NExto RIVE on p2 enabled recorder. When are we seeing them on sale :)

- http://www.nextodiusa.com/video_storage_pro.htm
- http://www.xray-mag.com/en/content/nexto-lauches-video-backup-drive
- http://www.cameradepartment.tv/blog/nexto-video-storage-nd-2725-review-sarah-moffat

nsoltz
06-06-2009, 05:42 AM
Stay tuned... I can say no more.

Ned

dafilms
09-04-2009, 08:47 PM
I'd buy a Nexto with a P2 card slot the minute it's available.

Stephen Mick
09-04-2009, 08:50 PM
It's available…pretty much.

I got my NVS2500 last week, and it came with a P2 slot adapter. Basically you plug the P2 card into the adapter, insert it in the SxS/ExpressCard slot, press a button and all clips are copied. And once copied, you can review P2 clips on the built-in preview screen.

--SM

mcgeedigital
09-04-2009, 08:59 PM
It's available…pretty much.

I got my NVS2500 last week, and it came with a P2 slot adapter. Basically you plug the P2 card into the adapter, insert it in the SxS/ExpressCard slot, press a button and all clips are copied. And once copied, you can review P2 clips on the built-in preview screen.

--SM

Where'd you get it?

Stephen Mick
09-04-2009, 09:01 PM
Abel CineTech


Gotta say this little thing is freakin' sweet. Not cheap, but solid, well-designed and it just plain works.

mountainmedia
09-05-2009, 06:14 AM
I have to say that, for $2K, the P2 adapter looks a bit kludgey. Seems to kind of hang off the side of the device. Any concerns you have with the long term durability of the device as far as this adapter is concerned? Is it actually more robust than it looks?

http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/public/product_images/altimage/29%2007%2020091248872785nexto_NVS2500_1263_p2.jpg

Stephen Mick
09-05-2009, 06:59 AM
I would have no concerns about the adapter lasting. it's as well built as the device itself.

-SM

David Saraceno
09-05-2009, 09:50 AM
Hi everyone! So as to the posts regarding the NSV2500:

the $1500 price we were quoting was based on a 500 gig HD enclosed. Since, hopefully, we will see hard drive pricing lower between now and July the street price is not decided.

So, the final pricing actually went up 25% rather than down as suggested here.

Interesting in a rescession.

Stephen Mick
09-05-2009, 12:42 PM
And worth every penny.

Ben Digedig
09-06-2009, 03:19 AM
I have to say that, for $2K, the P2 adapter looks a bit kludgey. Seems to kind of hang off the side of the device. Any concerns you have with the long term durability of the device as far as this adapter is concerned? Is it actually more robust than it looks?

http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/public/product_images/altimage/29%2007%2020091248872785nexto_NVS2500_1263_p2.jpg

Ohh my God that looks so amateur. Great functionality but I'll wait till it comes with an inbuilt P2 slot. That setup is just asking for trouble...

D

David Saraceno
09-06-2009, 10:15 AM
And worth every penny.

Perhaps, but why the earlier statement about pricing?

BerkeleyBob
09-06-2009, 11:21 AM
Does anyone know whether this will be upgradable to USB3?

dregenthal
09-06-2009, 12:44 PM
Ohh my God that looks so amateur. Great functionality but I'll wait till it comes with an inbuilt P2 slot. That setup is just asking for trouble...D

Yeah, I'm with you on that.
I'm a buyer too when/if there is actually a slot for the P2 incorporated into the product.

Stephen Mick
09-06-2009, 12:55 PM
Perhaps, but why the earlier statement about pricing?

Not sure what you mean. People say this thing is expensive. It is. People say it looks cheap. I can tell you it is not. So to me, and my workflow, it was worth what I paid for it.

As for waiting for it to have a P2 slot built-in, I wouldn't wait for too long. I don't have any kind of relationship with Nexto, but my sense is that the P2 adapter is all you're going to see from them, paired with this device, especially given the direction expansion card storage is going these days, towards ExpressCard (except Apple) and away from PCMCIA.

Also, I think from an engineering standpoint, perhaps adapting PCMCIA to ExpressCard (as with the P2 Adapter) is possible, where adapting ExpressCard to PCMCIA could be much harder. I would guess that Nexto tried to make a product that could cover both markets, knowing one of them would have to use an adapter, and they chose ExpressCard likely because of some combination of ease/cost/popularity. But again, these are just my thoughts.

I also wouldn't look at this as a device created around the SxS/P2 workflow. While you can preview clips from both, it is primarily an offload device and a raw-footage backup solution (in my opinion).

David Saraceno
09-06-2009, 02:54 PM
Not sure what you mean. People say this thing is expensive.



the $1500 price we were quoting was based on a 500 gig HD enclosed. Since, hopefully, we will see hard drive pricing lower between now and July the street price is not decided.

This is what I mean.

Suggested at $1500 and the thought it would be lower, and it comes out at $500 higher.

Emmet Brown
09-07-2009, 05:21 AM
Just a little question: Can you playback all formats the HPX 300/01/02 can record? AVC-i 100, varable framerates etc.? PAL/NTSC?

mountainmedia
09-07-2009, 08:59 AM
...and it comes out at $500 higher.
Perhaps the kludgey "hanging-off-the-side" adapter is worth $500? :grin:

Barry_Green
09-07-2009, 09:04 AM
Man, it sure would have been nice if they'd gone with a full-size PCMCIA slot and included one of these instead:
http://www.duel-systemsadapters.com/images/duelsystems_09.jpg (http://www.duel-systemsadapters.com/?productid=DP-0002)


That'd be pretty much 100% kludge-free, a lot more elegant, and at least as useful.

Big Brother
02-02-2010, 07:51 AM
I recently saw NextoDI Drive NV2500 at use somewhewre as stand alone config with 500GB internal. Now my querry -

When internal drive 500GB is full then can we connect an external drive to nextoDI in usb mode to have data directly dumped form P2 card to external drive thru NextoDI even if the internal drive is full.

Someone confused me that the NextoDI wil only allow mirroring of the internal drive to external so effectively what ever we need to copy an & should only be copied to inernal drive of NextoDI

All i m left is amusing as what wil be done 7 how ???

Mark Smith
02-03-2010, 06:38 PM
Sure would be nice to have an internal slot p2 card size so there wouldn't be the gangly adapter hanging out of the express card slot. If Nexto builds one of these boxes with an internal slot for P2 cards , I think I'm in for one.

Stephen Mick
02-03-2010, 06:41 PM
It may not look pretty, but it works perfectly.

Mark Smith
02-04-2010, 07:28 PM
the P 2 card adapter definitely does not look pretty. I have some concerns about the card hanging way off the reader. I'd be much happier with it tucked inside as it would present less potential for accidents.