SSD recorder and monitoring?

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guy van den bosch

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SSD recorder and monitoring?

PostMon Oct 22, 2018 3:47 pm

Hi,
we use the Ursa mini pro 4.6 camera, combined with the SSD extension.
We also have the blackmagick 4K monitor.
However, when recording to the SSD, monitoring externally is not possible (well, we cannot)

Are there any users around that have found a way in doing so?
Some more brilliant spirits?
thx
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Re: SSD recorder and monitoring?

PostTue Oct 23, 2018 2:20 am

You could use the Front SDI (HD only) to monitor if you are not already using that for an EVF.


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Re: SSD recorder and monitoring?

PostTue Oct 23, 2018 11:43 am

Yes Rick, that works fine.
But no 4K output from there.. would be better to check the focus.
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Re: SSD recorder and monitoring?

PostWed Oct 24, 2018 5:37 pm

Your mileage may vary, but using the focus assist functions available may suffice. Either focus peaking or coloured lines. If you have some static areas (not in motion), the coloured lines in Low should nail your focus. Coloured lines on high are very unreliable. I usually shoot Coloyred lines on medium but at today’s shoot, I’ll be using Low Red lines. Denny prefers White Focus Peaking and sometimes that is better.


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Re: SSD recorder and monitoring?

PostWed Oct 24, 2018 7:46 pm

There is no way to send Ultra HD to the monitor when you are connected to the URSA Mini SSD Recorder.

When connected the camera actually detects the SSD recorder and switches the SDI In and Out across to a be a data link with the SSD recorder. People have previously suggested looping through the signal to a monitor but this will not work as the SDI connections are communicating via data when the SSD is attached and not an SDI video signal at all.

This is how the SSD recorder can actually record in 4.6K ProRes, 4.6K Blackmagic RAW or Cinema DNG and can do off speed recordings too, rather than just recording a 2160p or 1080p video signal.
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Re: SSD recorder and monitoring?

PostThu Oct 25, 2018 8:21 am

Your alternative would be connecting a SSD by a CFast to eSATA cable and piggyback the SSD to your battery.
I did that successfully, if you need instructions just PM.
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Re: SSD recorder and monitoring?

PostTue Jun 25, 2019 8:34 pm

Uli Plank wrote:Your alternative would be connecting a SSD by a CFast to eSATA cable and piggyback the SSD to your battery.
I did that successfully, if you need instructions just PM.


Will it record with as fast bitrate as the SSD reader are able to?

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