December 13, 2015 at 8:58AM, Edited December 13, 8:58AM

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Video Devices PIX-E5H or Atomos Ninja Assassin?

What would you prefer if you had the choice?
It is hard to decide between both since price is almost the same.

Any tips?

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I like the physical construction of the Video Devices units better ( all metal case ) and they have a well known reputation for producing excellent audio gear, so my choice would be Video Devices, but I'm sure either one will do a good job with most cameras.

December 13, 2015 at 3:21PM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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What are you shooting with? The specs seem to indicate that the PIX-E5H is limited to 60FPS in HD. The Ninja Assassin can do up to 120FPS in HD. If you plan on shooting any slow motion, that may be a bottleneck for you. Not choosing one over the other. Just giving you a heads up on something I noticed.

December 14, 2015 at 9:25AM

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RJ Ortiz
Cinematographer
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PIX-E5H has been updated to now do 120fps in HD

December 15, 2015 at 1:50AM, Edited December 15, 1:50AM

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Rob
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Hi,

thx for your answers so far.
Slomo is not an issue cause the camera outputs max 60 frames/second over HDMI.
4K is anayway only 30fps output max.

December 14, 2015 at 10:21AM, Edited December 14, 10:22AM

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JeffreyWalther
Steadicam Operator/Owner
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E5-H is solid. Full HDMI input is a blessing compared to mini/micro. Display is sharp/crisp. Media is well thought out, great construction. Doesn't have video flip yet - that's the only drag!

December 14, 2015 at 9:10PM

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I've used both and both are awesome. A little feature that's nice on the the PIX-E5H is how the drives that record data have built in USB 3.0 connectors (just like a thumb drive).

Beautiful image on the PIX-E5H, fast navigation, and fairly intuitive menu system.

Just like the Ninja, the PIX-E5H loves to eat batteries :) But, did I mention how beautiful the screen looks?!

-George

December 15, 2015 at 8:06AM

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George Mihaly
Director at storyfirm.com
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Thank you all guys for your input.

I think I'll go with the PIX-E5H.

December 15, 2015 at 11:58AM, Edited December 15, 11:58AM

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JeffreyWalther
Steadicam Operator/Owner
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Pix e5h does have monitor flip views. Dope. I just got it and new update is essential.

February 28, 2016 at 1:06PM

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