DV Rack by Serious Magic is a fantastic program, anyone who's read my posts will know I'm quite enamored with it. But I've had one big gripe with it since day one, and that's that the monitor hasn't been full resolution. The field monitor component maxxes out at about 300 lines of resolution, even when you put it in full-screen mode.
Well, I just downloaded the HDV Power Pack for DV Rack, and yes indeed, they've fixed the monitor! Not just for HD, but also for DV. Now you can set it to show the full image, and even zoom in on the full image. In fullscreen mode, it looks just as sharp as my 800-line 13" CRT monitor. But you can zoom all the way in and focus even more precisely than you could with the best CRT production monitor, because this gives you digital data and exact pixel representation, and zoomed-in performance.
Man, I think this monitor update was worth the upgrade price alone... as McDonald's would say, I'm lovin' it.
Just thought I'd share, for those DV Rack users thinking about going HDV... if you were going to eventually get the HDV Power Pack, get it now so you can use the updated monitor sooner rather than later, as it's seriously cool!
Thread: DV Rack monitor upgraded
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07-08-2005 10:45 PM
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- Sep 2003
07-08-2005 10:55 PM
Hey Barry - that's great news. Too bad they couldn't incorporate a usable monitor into the current version without us having to shill out another $195. That's been my only gripe with DVRack. Otherwise it's an awesome program.
p.s. - funny that we posted next to each other in the DVRack forum too. I use my real name there though, J.M. - not SiriusDoggy.
07-08-2005 11:41 PM
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- Sep 2004
- Sacramento, CA
If you won't be using the HDV capability, don't rush out to buy the upgrade just for the improved field monitor resolution. I'm not in position to say for certain, but I'll be very surprised if the Lines Displayed menu option isn't included in our upcoming free update.
That will probably be decided for certain sometime next week after the program's lead developer returns from his well-earned vacation.
Oh, and just so our marketing department doesn't pummel me mercilessly, we really do want you to buy the upgrade. But only if you'll be taking full advantage of the HDV support that makes it so much more valuable.
I'll report back when I know something for certain.Mark Mapes
Adobe Quality Engineer, PPRO & AME (and formerly OnLocation)
07-09-2005 12:09 AM
SWEET! - That's really great to hear! Another company that actually listens to it's users.
I have no plans to use HDV anytime soon but was planning on dishing out the $195 for the monitor. The current monitor is the only thing I see wrong with an otherwise awesome program.
Thanks Mark for the tip. I eagerly await the update.
07-09-2005 12:09 PMOriginally Posted by the_other_Mark
07-09-2005 12:20 PM
i wouldnt worry about it. if i was in your marketing dept id pummel you for not telling people if thats the case. cause running a company isnt just about selling a product. its about giving customers what they want. if the product isnt what they want/ need, you SHOULD let them know. if you had not said anything and people spent the $ and then saw they could have had it for free.. youd have had alot of very PO'd customers that would very very likely have a pretty bad taste in their mouth for your company then. knowingly selling people something they dont need is a great way to put yourself out of business. on the other hand, being truely helpful and not just obviously milking peoples money is a great way to earn trust and loyalty and keep yourself in business for a long time to come.