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TeradekCube 250/450 HDMI Encoder/Decoder
 
3.0

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2.0

not as good as expected

By Victor

from Bangkok, Thailand

About Me Professional Artist

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Good Idea
  • Highly Compatible

Cons

  • Poor Performance
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Home Movies
  • Independent Films

Comments about Teradek Cube 250/450 HDMI Encoder/Decoder:

As I own a steadicam and using primarily DSLRs in my projects, this product seems like the best gadget I should get. The idea of Cube is great and very exciting but I would like to tell everyone the truth that it's not yet the magic we were once hoped for. In reality, it's really not.It has limitations that you should consider:1. It's not very reliable, in this case I mean it takes some very very long time for the transmitter and the receiver to sync each other and show us some image on the screen. Im talking about roughly 1.30-2 minutes starting from turning on the camera, powering up both cubes, wait the confirmed green light and wait for the picture to show up then become stable enough to monitor. It may doesn't sound a lot but IM telling you it's the most stressful 1-2 minutes of your life once you are a videoman working on a set with a furious director. Your worst nightmare is when the director shouts "Where's the [*] picture!!" especially when everything seems right but you just can not tell what's happening and can only stare at the cube and wish for miracle to happen which sometimes miracle just never comes. I have to restart the whole process again and hope for another try of miracle. This is the reality.2. The latency is still a big issue. I've already set my caching value down to the lowest point as suggested in the manual to get he lowest latency but still it's not up to the point where it is acceptable by clients. This is the reality.I once offered the cube to a rental house to just to test in real set after I had done some experiments and came up with the best all-round setting to me (cube 250&450 @ 720p 2.5 mb, caching value 70, infrastructure mode, i did played around with the configurations and came up with various results) without charging them yet. The respond I received was "please return them back to the store where you purchased them from" I was shocked!!! . They've only used it just for 1 scene the whole day and never felt like risking to use cube again. His word still in my head mow and that's the whole reason why Im writing this review.Although, I decided not to return the product just yet. I think I can still use the cube for fun with small projects of my own or when working with familiar and friendly director. I know that I'd better not charge people for the cube at all. I guess I'll just keep the cube this way and look forward for some other products for the real professional use to replace my cube in the near future.The bottom line : Cube is great when not in serious professional use so i should not recommend people to invest this much if not for professional use.

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4.0

PERFECT.

By CHARANGA

from Mexico, city.

About Me Film Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Interface

Best Uses

  • Shooting Indoors

Comments about Teradek Cube 250/450 HDMI Encoder/Decoder:

For videoassist.

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