colin wrote:I have been thinking about getting an Effect* system, which uses O2 hardware, but I'm wondering... does effect use M-JPEG compression or would I be stuck having to rig together the bandwidth for uncompressed video? I'm pretty sure Jale02 uses M-JPEG.
Effect does not use MJPEG.
As to storage, you really are supposed to use the Discreet drive arrays anyway, so you don't really have to worry about rigging together a fast enough array.
If you were using a discreet array, there are plenty of single drives that can saturate UW scsi without an entire array. On my O2, I have 2 such 18 gig seagate drives on two buses striped for very fast performance.