the need to buy one vs four extra HDs
Hard drives are dirt cheap these days...and shouldn't be a limiting factor really. Heck, I saw a freakin' 4TB external drive from newegg the other day on sale for $139, no tax, free shipping.
Yeah but it does add up all the same, plus backing them up takes FOREVER! And they start cluttering up space too.
If all-i delivered something noticeably better than sure, but as it is it seems like it just means buying 4x the HD for no particular reason (in a majority, but not all, cases). It will be interesting to see how things go in April when they put out the clean HDMI and we can see how ProRes recorders deal with it. Will that make it all worth the extra HDs and mess or not?
I'm anxious to see that myself....that firmware update should be coming out pretty soon, eh? April is just around the corner.
I'll wait and see what the reviews are like, and try to figure what recorder would be best, I was looking at the BM one...where you could use the SSD drives which would be fanstastic....