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    Re: Capture Machine/Edit Suite for around £500

    If you need to swap out drives Funkstar's suggestion is ideal and it really saves space! (I've always wanted one - for no particular reason obviously )
    If you don't mind a little more fiddling but more cooling then the Coolermaster stacker 4-to-3 adapter includes a 120mm fan and has rubber grommets to keep vibration-related noise down. (http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coole...for-Most-cases)

    My only concern would be putting so many drives close together without the additional cooling.

    If not a move to an Antec 1200 or Coolermaster Stacker 830-series might be an option. I saw Scan doing 832's for slightly over a ton recently You'll still need additional bay convertor though.
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    Re: Capture Machine/Edit Suite for around £500

    +1 on that drive enclosure/backplane.

    The one funkstar linked is extra good because it shows drive activity and also will alert you if a drive has a fault.
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    Re: Capture Machine/Edit Suite for around £500

    I got one of my friend's 5.25" bay converters and put the 10Gb drive in. handy for booting and swapfile as the rest are RAIDed in a stripe. Capturing is fine for 720p sources ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aIpxLnD-Jk&fmt=22 - Sound is borked) but the intensity pro doesn't do 480p for some strange reason and Blackmagic support seem to have an attitude regarding it. Even though thier competitors grassvalley/canopus support it fine. I should have listened to the technical director *facepalms*

    So I'm stuck looking for a 480p solution as working with interlaced 480i footage is just driving me mental and I'm out of budget.
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