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    DVRack discount

    Just checked out seriousmagics site and they have a 200 dollar rebate on the dvrack. Makes it even more attractive.

    #2
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    yep. this might just push me over the edge and buy it.

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      #3
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      *sigh* without a Mac version I won't be able to use it. Unless, of course, I win their contest and get the laptop to run the software on.

      ;D

      Wish me luck!
      Doug Bischoff
      Ceridwen Productions

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        #4
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        Hmm, $300 is almost worth it to have a vectorscope and waveform in the field.


        Yellow #001

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          #5
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          Well I have shot a couple of days with it and found it quite indispensible.

          Firstly instant playback on a decent sized screen makes a huge difference. You get to see your composition instantly. No need to rewind your shots.

          Secondly the split screen is amazingly useful to match the exposure of your shots. This is particularly true of interiors when you have to re light constantly. The waveform monitor itself splits as well. Also shots on different days can be matched.

          The focussing chart can be used for the anamorphic as well I think as it has vertical and horizontal lines to focus on.

          Unfortunately the programme does tend to stall at times which neccessitates restarting it but fortunately it doesnt take very long to do so and nothing is ever lost.

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            #6
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            The waveform and vectorscope are nice, and the monitor's decent (not very high-res though, only about 300 lines) but the nicest tool is the digital disk recorder. I didn't necessarily plan on using that aspect much, and now after doing a couple of shots with it, I find it the most indispensable part of the whole program!

            DV Rack rules.
            ..
            The AU-EVA1 Book - The DVX200 Book - The UX180 & UX90 Book - Lighting For Film & TV - Sound For Film & TV

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              #7
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              Hmmmm ... Barry's next guide ???
              [/COLOR] ~ I can't change who I am - Don't ask ~

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                #8
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                Actually, I think it would be kind of funny to see how many "frequently asked questions" could be answered with just "dv rack".

                Q. I don't have a 16:9 monitor. How can I view my footage un-squeezed?
                A. DV Rack.

                Q. Can I hook my laptop up to my camera and use it as a monitor?
                A. DV Rack.

                Q. I don't have a professional monitor. How can I calibrate the LCD so I know what the footage will really look like?
                A. DV Rack.

                Q. Can I just hook up my laptop to my camera and capture on its hard drive?
                A. DV Rack.

                Q. How can I record an 8-hour lecture without stopping to change tapes?
                A. DV Rack.

                I don't know, there's probably a million questions that this little product answers. I don't know why they have a $200 rebate on it, I'd expect it to be flying off the shelves!
                ..
                The AU-EVA1 Book - The DVX200 Book - The UX180 & UX90 Book - Lighting For Film & TV - Sound For Film & TV

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                  #9
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                  I'm guessing a lot of people are not giving it a chance. Product seems too good to be true so maybe it's getting dismissed. :-/

                  No rush - You can have till the end of December for the "DVrack Guide"
                  [/COLOR] ~ I can't change who I am - Don't ask ~

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                    #10
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                    My only problem with it is the interface. I just don't like how they tried to make it look like an actual rack. That's nothing to stop me from buying it, it's just not attractive. I think I'll wait to see what come out in version 2. But hey, the new sticker price is tempting, so who knows.


                    Yellow #001

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                      #11
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                      For an even better deal, check out Serious's authorized dealers (link off their DV Rack page) for a potential discount plus rebate. I just received my copy from Guy Graphics ( www.guygraphics.com ) for $399 plus shipping minus rebate. I couldn't pass up the final price.

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                        #12
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                        So you got it for $199 plus shipping?! :o

                        Man - That is WAY too tempting!
                        [/COLOR] ~ I can't change who I am - Don't ask ~

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                          #13
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                          Yup! After mail-in rebate that is. ;D An email from Serious stated the rebate was good for purchases from their dealers.

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                            #14
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                            they said your rebate then was valid?
                            [/COLOR] ~ I can't change who I am - Don't ask ~

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                              #15
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                              Haven't sent in the rebate yet but Serious stated in the rebate email:

                              "Whether you buy it from one of our valued dealers or direct from our website, there's never been a better time to buy DV Rack."

                              Guy Graphics is listed on the Serious Software site as one of their dealers:

                              http://www.seriousmagic.com/ultradealers.cfm

                              Click on the Guy Graphics link and then click on the picture of DV Rack that states "$199 after rebate". That takes you to their DV Rack page which has a link to the rebate PDF file which was also included in my order. Looks pretty solid to me.

                              They even threw in a free DV Rack t-shirt.

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