Mediamatics Pantera 2 NDV8501B2 Chip

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  1. Mikey Ber

    Mikey Ber Stunt Coordinator

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    How does the Mediamatics Pantera 2 NDV8501B2 Chip compare to the Sage/Faroudja chip?
    I am looking at the Panny DVD-RP56 region 1 which uses the Sage/Faroudja chip around $210 online.
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    looking the Malata DVD-n996 region free which uses the Mediamatics Pantera 2 NDV8501B2 Chip. $289.00
    which would you buy and why?
     
  2. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

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    Mikey,
    The short answer, is it doesn't.
    For perfectly flagged film-based material, the Pantera 2 does well enough.
    Most concerts (HFO, Steely Dan etc) are shot in 30fps video mode, and DCDI really cleans up the jaggies on this material. Nothing else comes close.
    Regards,
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    John Kotches
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