By Stephen F. Nathans - Posted Sep 8, 2004 emedai EDITOR'S CHOICE|Serious Magic's DV Rack not only brings the laptop into play on a shoot, but enables that laptop to replace a whole booth full of monitors and spectral analysis tools. It's a remarkable product, and it's hard to imagine a field shoot capable of accommodating a laptop that couldn't benefit from DV Rack's use. DV Rack, a brand new software solution demo'd by Serious Magic at NAB 2004 and released in August, not only brings the laptop into play on a shoot, but it enables that laptop to replace a whole booth or van full of monitors and spectral analysis tools. As such, it's several tools in one: digital video recorder (using your specified PC hard drive), native DV monitor, event timer, frame grabber, waveform monitor and vectorscope, spectral signal analyzer (audio and video), and quality monitor. It's a remarkable product. Click here to read the full review
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