Whats better, the AJA Kona2 or BlackMagic Design DeckLink HD Pro Dual Link?

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Whats better, the AJA Kona2 or BlackMagic Design DeckLink HD Pro Dual Link?

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AAAAAAAAHH! I get asked this all the time, and it’s hard to answer. On paper, the specs are virtually identical, and it’s not until you get into the very fine nitty gritty of workflows can you find a practical difference at this point. Especially with both companies about to rev their drivers for Final Cut Pro 5 to include support for native HDV playthrough and other new features, it’s pointless to say this week. My advice to anyone about to buy is to wait and see how they work with FCP 5 in a few weeks. I’ve been using both successfully for some period of time in my own studio, I don’t have a definitive, for-everyone answer to give, because I don’t have one. It gets into the nitty gritty of how you want to work and what you’re trying to do before I can give an answer I’d call meaningful rather than “I dunno – they’re both nice – pick one.