In the last 9 months Bertone Visuals has extensively researched the best solutions for high performance DIT carts and came out with two carts “Dardo” and “Dreadnought”. Dardo is a more portable solution that implements the Apple newly released Thunderbolt technology. The core of the system is a Retina Display MacBook Pro 15” that with two independents Thunderbolt channels has enough bandwidth to control a 20 TB raid 5 as well as multiple I/O video cards such as the Aja Kona 3G and the Black Magic Design HD 3D Extreme. Therefore, the cart is not only running Assimilate Scratch Lab for dailies, but it also allows on set grading operations with the newest version of Da Vinci Resolve 9 paired with a Tangent Element Control Panel. The Dardo is capable also to perform back up tasks with a SAS based LTO-5 drive to ensure additional safety for the footage stored in its cine raid. Finally, Dardo contains a Sony SR-PC4 and a Codex Transfering Station to quickly ingest footage from F65 SR Media cards (16 bit .mxf ) and 4K Arri Raw / Codex (recorded with an Arri Alexa). Basically, Dardo ingests 10- 12-14-16 bit raw footage, deals with preview LUTs and baked LUTs, performs editing operations with the Adobe CS6 suite, transcodes and pair the sound with Scratch Lab and Resolve and records 3TB LTO 5 cartridges with BRU PE. In reality there are still other useful things that Dardo is capable of doing, but DITs will learn in the field about them. “Dreadnought” is the older brother and does much more with unparalleled performances since its filled up with powerful graphic card for CUDA power, but we will talk later about its features, for now I’m just saying that it’s a full post production facility on the wheels. More tk…

In the last 9 months Bertone Visuals has extensively researched the best solutions for high performance DIT carts and came out with two carts “Dardo” and “Dreadnought”. Dardo is a more portable solution that implements the Apple newly released Thunderbolt technology. The core of the system is a Retina Display MacBook Pro 15” that with two independents Thunderbolt channels has enough bandwidth to control a 20 TB raid 5 as well as multiple I/O video cards such as the Aja Kona 3G and the Black Magic Design HD 3D Extreme. Therefore, the cart is not only running Assimilate Scratch Lab for dailies, but it also allows on set grading operations with the newest version of Da Vinci Resolve 9 paired with a Tangent Element Control Panel. The Dardo is capable also to perform back up tasks with a SAS based LTO-5 drive to ensure additional safety for the footage stored in its cine raid. Finally, Dardo contains a Sony SR-PC4 and a Codex Transfering Station to quickly ingest footage from F65 SR Media cards (16 bit .mxf ) and 4K Arri Raw / Codex (recorded with an Arri Alexa). Basically, Dardo ingests 10- 12-14-16 bit raw footage, deals with preview LUTs and baked LUTs, performs editing operations with the Adobe CS6 suite, transcodes and pair the sound with Scratch Lab and Resolve and records 3TB LTO 5 cartridges with BRU PE. In reality there are still other useful things that Dardo is capable of doing, but DITs will learn in the field about them. “Dreadnought” is the older brother and does much more with unparalleled performances since its filled up with powerful graphic card for CUDA power, but we will talk later about its features, for now I’m just saying that it’s a full post production facility on the wheels. More tk…

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