External video recorders have become a new catagory in the market over the last couple of years. Although portable video recording solutions have existed for a long time only recently has the technology become good enough to capture the attention of a lot of video producers. Now that we have recorders that are ultra small, deliver amazing quality, and, in many cases, also provide a monitor, people are now considering adding one of these to their arsenal. But there are so many to look at. Which one is the right one for you? What features are really important? Here is an interesting, slightly opinionated, article where 16 different video recorders from 7 different companies are compared.
Canon has partnered with Professional Video in tax-free Portland Oregon on an exciting new savings opportunity designed to help you get to 4k acquisition a little cheaper. We are currently able to save you $3,000 on the purchase of a C500 4k digital cinema camera. The excitement doesn’t end there, it gets better. When you purchase your C500 with a 4k recorder you get a bonus $1,000 for a total of $4,000 savings. This all happens instantly at the time of purchase, no mail-in required. The qualified 4k recorders are the AJA Ki-Pro Quad, the Codex CDX-3600 or CDX-3601, the Convergent Design Odyssey7 or 7Q, or Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4. That means you can be recording 4k on proven and tested hardware for less then $26,000. The future is now! Don’t forget with our 0% $0 down 24 month financing this set-up will run you barely $1,000 a month.
Pro Video has worked with Sony and put together some killer packages an great cameras. On a Sony F3 get true 4:4:4 recording to the Convergent Design Gemini plus two 512GB cards to record to. You also get the electronic EF lens adapter to use sweet Canon glass, and a great hard case to carry it all in.
The F5 gives you the high quality OLED viewfinder, the Canon lens adapter, 32GB SxS card, card reader, and hard case.
This is all for $0 and 0% financing. post by Eric C. Petrie