What recorder that you uses normally?
Here in Brazil we are still using the SoundDevices 240i, E5 and E7. I'm in a project now that we are using the 240i and the Odyssey but we are having a lot of problem with it. Now we are looking for a modern solution to swap the 240i and the odyssey. do you have any suggestion?
I have them all on set: Pix E5, E7, Convergent Design, Odyssey, Black Magic Design, Atomos, Aja KI Pro...
The one that's still the most rugged and reliable is the Pix 240i. OK, it's a little bit out-dated but I personally still like this more than all the recorders mentioned above. The Atomos Sumo is quite good, but is a real 19" production monitor and recorder in one. The speed is "ok" and the touchscreen is pretty decent.
If there is (much) more budget, then I would suggest the Qtake system on a laptop or the hardware-version. But this system requires an operator what makes is more suitable for "bigger" productions.
All the best!
I use a lot my (own) Odyssey Q7 because:
1- it's a god screen, high definition, and I love the way you can move your zoom-in and the functionalities of the system.
2- I can replay instantly not waiting for the PB coming from video village
3- the touch screen with IN/OUT marks is great ... instantly you make a PB of what you need to see ... Sometimes - when video village is linked to me - I got a faster PB with no slate, and "ready to go" wasted times and so everyone looks back to what I control myself ... a bit frustrating to the video technician, but we not very often have reliable guys (mostly trainees nowadays)
of course "QTake-based" systems are grater tools with much more facilities, but you need a well-trained technician then,
or also those great state-of-the-art systems such as:
PSU-3X, PSU-3XX, or even lates PSU-4 from Vantage, or CineAssist from Ovide,
Atomos Sumo 19" is a simpler version, I always wondered why it was not that common tool on set because it's a (much) cheaper unit and the way it's been designed is quite good to me (you get what you need for what you paid for !)
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