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Old October 6th, 2004, 07:11 AM   #46
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I don't think this will work or be fast enough. Virtual PC on Windows
itself does not support firewire for one. Does VPC on the Mac
support that?
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Old October 6th, 2004, 07:31 AM   #47
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If you look at the specs on Microsoft's site - Virtual PC for Mac is suppose to be really fast. I've also got a G5 dual 2.0ghz, so that ought to help.

The main thing is that Mark mentioned that the inside guts of DV Rack need something in Windows that wasn't provided in previous Virtual PC for Mac software. I think it was Direct X? If this newer version just released has that inner workings then maybe DV Rack will work? I am just wondering.

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Old October 6th, 2004, 03:43 PM   #48
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Virtual PC 7

Murph,

I think your question about Virtual PC 7 was directed at Mark Randall, who's infinitely more tech-savvy than I am. I haven't discussed your question with him, but I did run it by DV Rack's lead developer. He found that the web site did not provide enough information to draw any conclusions. When we have a chance, we'll give it a try.
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Old October 6th, 2004, 05:25 PM   #49
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Excellent! I appreciate it, and I'd love to see HDV support on Mac with Virtual PC or even Mac native! I think there are a bunch of people interested in it.

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Old October 25th, 2004, 08:12 PM   #50
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DV Rack for HDV??

Any word on DV Rack for Mac via VirtualPC??

Also, any word on HDV support...even on PC??

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Old October 27th, 2004, 02:51 PM   #51
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any way to record multiple audio inputs -like more than 2 using dvracK?

Im using dvx100 and have many audio interfaces avaialbe,adat? rca?analog, input combinations w firewire??

also

assuming cost is no object, what laptop is "the best, biggest baddest etc" i have a powerbook so i would not do this unless i had an equally powerful pc laptop
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Old October 27th, 2004, 03:18 PM   #52
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Kent,

The short answer is no, at least not from within DV Rack. It receives audio only from the DV camera via FireWire, and while you can switch cameras through the app, you can only record or monitor one camera at a time. I'm sure there are ways that you could feed multiple audio inputs into some cameras, and DV Rack would record all that audio, but it would not recognize it as separate tracks (apart from the right and left channels, of course)

Murph,

I've been trying to get an answer for you on DirectX support in Virtual PC. So far I haven't found any definitive info, but what I have learned is not encouraging. There's some disagreement on other forums as to whether Virtual PC has zero support for DirectX or whether it's just limited. The consensus seems to be that plans to implement Direct 3D support were scrapped. In any case, we hold out little hope that it would allow DV Rack to run on a Mac.

On HDV support: You are among a surprising number of customers and potential customers who are very interested in DV Rack working with HDV. We've certainly discussed this and will be keeping tabs on sales of HDV cameras before moving in that direction.
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Old October 27th, 2004, 03:22 PM   #53
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please allow sync audio from second source in your development.

any way to sync with this tool to allow for complexe audio? this would be the holy grail
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Old October 27th, 2004, 04:47 PM   #54
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Mark, sounds great...from what I've seen HDV is a winner.

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Old October 27th, 2004, 11:57 PM   #55
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16:9 PAL support for DV Rack?

Does DV Rack support true 16:9 PAL? I can't seem to find anything other than the letterbox button which crops my image. Any ideas here?
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Old October 28th, 2004, 12:08 AM   #56
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The latest update lets you control the aspect ratio of the monitor. You can select practically any aspect ratio from 1.000:1 down to 2.35:1, including 16:9.
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Old October 28th, 2004, 06:14 AM   #57
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Does the trial version allow for custom aspect ratios?

Edit: found it - its on page two of the menu controls. Cool!
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Old October 29th, 2004, 05:10 PM   #58
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My vote for HDV support and more audio feeds (not thru firewire).

That way this app would be the perfect Pro HDV recorder, avoiding the crappy compressed HDV audio. I think the market for such an app is huge.


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Old October 29th, 2004, 05:47 PM   #59
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I've added the ability to record multiple audio feeds to our lengthy list of proposed enhancements. If this suggestion makes the cut, we would almost certainly implement it so that the additional audio is recorded as one or more separate clips (depending on the number of audio devices). Otherwise, we would be violating DV Rack's prime directive not to alter the DV data received from the camera.
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Old October 29th, 2004, 05:58 PM   #60
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Exelent

Mark,

Do it the way you want, but the extra audio is a must. Our next documental piece to be shoot wiith the Sony FX1 needs surround sound. We are considering a laptop plus ProTools for the audio .

If we had an unique device (notebook) that lets us adquire the audio AND the video at the same time would be great for us and I think many more people in the industry.

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