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    Slow Motion Work Around Effect in Tricaster Possible?

    Just a quick one guys, we're doing an MMA event in August, and obviously a 3Play replay unit would be ideal for this type of event but as this is a first we can't stretch to the budget just yet.

    We're using the Tricaster 450 Extreme.

    SO, the question is (as a workaround for this first event) can we use the DDR's safely to drop it into record for each fight and then stop record once a knockout or submission has happened, load it back up into the DDR player, scrub to the frame we want to replay and play it at back at 25% for a slow mo effect?

    Just for the record we have already tested this theory and it has worked a treat (although obviously not as smooth as a 3Play would be and only single channel) but it certainly would be passable for this first event.

    We are just wondering if this method is safe to use or are we running a risk with anything?

    Thanks guys..

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    You could manually start and stop recording to do this. However, do you need a complete recording of the event? If so, you will have to record externally.

    A better option (besides 3PLAY) would be a Timewarp unit (http://newtek.com/products/control-s...tc-850-tw.html). The Timewarp is compatible with the TriCaster 450. This will give you a single channel of replay ability on a TriCaster system. It also won't stop recording your secondary streams, so you can get a full recording while using Timewarp (unlike manually starting and stopping the DDR).
    Kane Peterson
    Key Accounts Sales Engineer
    NewTek, Inc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kanep View Post
    You could manually start and stop recording to do this. However, do you need a complete recording of the event? If so, you will have to record externally.

    A better option (besides 3PLAY) would be a Timewarp unit (http://newtek.com/products/control-s...tc-850-tw.html). The Timewarp is compatible with the TriCaster 450. This will give you a single channel of replay ability on a TriCaster system. It also won't stop recording your secondary streams, so you can get a full recording while using Timewarp (unlike manually starting and stopping the DDR).

    Thanks for the fast reply Kanep, much appreciated That Timewarp looks great and is definitely something we can budget in after this first event!

    Yes we always record shows externally to a Samurai, so we have the DDRs completely free to stop and start, we've never recorded direct into the Tricaster as yet so we have an abundance of space available. We was just wondering if there was any limit or if something would crop up.

    Really appreciate your help! Brilliant

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    Time limit is just hard drive space. Its been a while since I've used an 850. I can't remember if there are keyboard shortcuts for start/stop recording, so you might have to do this with the mouse. I do believe you can have the recorded clip added to a DDR when recording has stopped.
    Kane Peterson
    Key Accounts Sales Engineer
    NewTek, Inc.

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    You should see a checkbox in the recording setup window to "Add to DDR". That way, every time you stop recording, the clip is automatically added to the DDR. Definite time-saver!

    Thanks

    Jeff Pulera
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPulera View Post
    You should see a checkbox in the recording setup window to "Add to DDR". That way, every time you stop recording, the clip is automatically added to the DDR. Definite time-saver!

    Thanks

    Jeff Pulera
    Safe Harbor Computers

    Thanks guys, certainly seems the way to go for now. Someone did mention that the recorded clip can be added automatically to the DDR once you stop the recording, rather than manually add it, i'll go look for this check box now!

    Thank you for all your help on this guys

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    Hello,

    check this post from Kane. " http://forums.newtek.com/showthread....=1#post1390218 "
    If your tricsater supports it, such macros might be helpfull to get the "in" and "out" features like a timewarp.
    If your tc does not support it, i would definately check the upgrade path for it, as the new generation of pro models (eg.460) offers a whole new feature set.

    best regards,
    Walter
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    The 450 Extreme doesn't support macros so they won't be able to use that. However, that is the function the Timewarp's In and Out buttons perform (along more as well like ramp-able speed control and the jog wheel).
    Kane Peterson
    Key Accounts Sales Engineer
    NewTek, Inc.

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