The Gemini 4:4:4 combines a small (5″) touch screen monitor with an uncompressed HD recorder. The recorder supports HD-SDI, Dual Link and 3G-SDI inputs. It records to one or two 1.8″ solid state hard drives. Just about every HD format is supported up to 2k in resolution in both the 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color space. Additionally, it is an incredibly light and small device, weighing in at around half a pound, and just about 5″ wide by 1″ thick (5.4 x 4.5 x 1.1”). The built-in touch screen controls the unit and also acts as an on-board monitor. The power draw is a very low 8 to 15 watts, which varies because of the monitor brightness and shooting mode.
Full Uncompressed 10-Bit 4:2:2 / 4:4:4 Recording into Quicktime file (.mov) with audio and timecode
User programmable over/under crank, time-lapse, 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown removal, on-screen tally
Record video simultaneously to both SSD drives (backup) or span drives (for longer record times)
Video can be recorded with or without burned-in LUTs, on individual drive basis
Up to four channels of embedded audio per HD-SDI stream can be recorded in uncompressed, 24-bit, 48kHz format (16 channel in future firmware)
Play, Rewind, Fast-Forward, Pause, and Step Control
Support for S-Log, Log-C with user programmable 1D LUTs, LUTs can be applied to either SDI output
Two Slots for 1.8" Solid State Drives (SSD), Hot-Swappable, 256GB / 512GB sizes
260 MBytes/Sec Write, 415 MBytes/Sec Read, 6Gbps SATA Interface
1.8" SSD to 6Gbps eSATA transfer station (included)
Built-In LCD Monitor
5" high brightness LCD, sunlight viewable, 800 cd/m², 800 x (RGB) x 480 Pixels, 24-Bit, 900:1 True Contrast, Wide 85 degree Viewing Angle (IPS Technology), Color Calibrated at Factory
Touch Sensitive menu system with user-defined presets and customizable level of on-screen data
3D - Dual Stream (Option)
Extra cost option for Full Stereo (dual stream) record and playback in a single Gemini unit; Left and Right Video Streams recorded as individual files, in full uncompressed; Vertical Flip, Horizontal Flop, for either/both streams; Individual output of each stream or Combine: Side by Side, Line by Line, Anaglyph, 50/50 Composite; Simultaneous output in multiple formats (ie Side by Side and 50/50 Composite)
Final Cut Pro
Avid Media Composer
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While at NAB, we were able to get our hands on the much anticipated Gemini 4:4:4 recorder from Convergent Design, watch the video below for more information.