Posts tagged gear
ExaSAN A08S3-PS RAID Array Review

As a video editor, occasional graphic artist, and hoarder of all manner of digital files I feel like I can never have enough space and, more importantly, enough disk performance. The faster your disk array, the more concurrent video streams you can play, the smoother playback of high resolution or high framerate videos will be, etc. It's with all this in mind that I can confidently declare the ExaSAN A08S3-PS one of the best RAID arrays I've ever used, but at a cost.

Read More
Atomos Ninja Blade Review

Speaking as a DSLR/Blackmagic Pocket shooter, I have a lot of SD cards of various speeds and sizes lying around. I thought removing them from the equation and switching to (surprising similarly priced) SSD drives would be a challenge, but it's actually proved far easier than I imagined with the Atomos Ninja Blade.

Read More
Promise Pegasus R4 Review

If I'm not mistaken, the Promise Pegasus R4 and R6 were the first commercially available Thunderbolt drives and show stealers at NAB 2011. That doesn't come as much of a shock when you consider that most editors were still using bus technologies that were nearing a decade old at the time. Thunderbolt made some hefty claims about speed and expandability and has followed through on them nicely if not a bit slower than expected.

Read More