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Old July 17th, 2006, 12:40 AM   #46
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Yeah but it wasn't too long ago that the entry price point for HD post work was $100K!
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Old July 17th, 2006, 12:49 AM   #47
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 12:03 AM   #48
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Some Ingest Questions

1. Is there a credit for the ingest if you previously purchased PropectHD edit?

2. When do you select the Xena LHe over the Xena HS?

3. Which is the correct card to use with the HD100/200/250, HVX200, XL-H1 and new Canon A1?

4. When, if ever, is a RAID configuration needed? Are modern 300GB 7200rpm (or if necessary 10k) disks fast enough?

5. Is a single Core 2 processor sufficient? If only a single disk and processor are necessary, could injest be done with a $1500 PC?

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Old August 2nd, 2006, 12:34 AM   #49
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1. Yes. Your upgrade charge is the current difference between Ingest and Edit products.

2. LHE is PCI-e and HS is PCI-X, so often the choice is made for you. If you have an older PCI-X-only workstation there is also the LH (no e). The LH or LHe cards have analog I/O, which is worth the extra expense for most users.

3. All work fine. However for any of the non-HDSDI cameras the LH/LHe cards allow you to do direct analog capture, and bypass the camera's own compressed. For the HD100 that will also get you 60p slowmotion.

4. Sure it is fast enough for most applications, however for those extreme multi-stream moments the RAID can come in handy. That said I recently upgraded two 120GB drives in RAID-0 with a single 320GB SATA drive, and it is keeping up.

5. If you are talking Conroe base Core 2 Duo then YES! Those machines blaze. We have tested a 2.66GHz dual core Conroe (Dell 390) and it could handle everything we could throw at it.
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Old August 5th, 2006, 04:52 PM   #50
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Hd Sdi

Hi

Anyone know if you would need a raid with Prospect HD when capturing HD-SDI from a Canon HL H1?

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Old August 5th, 2006, 04:57 PM   #51
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A RAID is not needed, only recommended. The direct output form the Canon's HDSDI feed can average over 25MBytes in highest quality mode -- modern single SATA drives can handle this.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 10:28 PM   #52
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Question About Component Ingest

If a camera is outputting a progressive output on 1080i, how is that captured? That is, is it captured as progressive output?

The question is about component output of 1080p24 output from a Canon or Panasonic HVX. While the H1 and G1 also have HD-SDI, the A1 only has component output. The HVX also has an option of 720p, however the Canons (and Sonys) don't.

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Old August 28th, 2006, 10:48 PM   #53
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No HDV/P2 camera truely outputs progressive over 1080i (HDSDI or analog.) They all apply pulldown to place 24 frames over 60i fields. We detect and extract this pulldown so the original 24p signal is all that is captured.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 11:18 PM   #54
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Thanks...boy was that quick...

Short follow up: is component ingest much better than converting the HDV m2t file?

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Old August 29th, 2006, 12:25 AM   #55
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Yes, it less compressed if you capture the data live, better for greenscreen work. However, as for "much better" that depends on your needs.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 09:37 AM   #56
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Video Graphics Card

Hello,

I'm building a new system to edit HDV using Premiere and Cineform. I bought a Matrox APVe card in ebay, but apparently it's not working, and I cannot do anything about it, the warranty has expired :( The only thig I can do is to buy a new card (this time not an used one) Is the Matrox APVe the only option that can display full HD video via component output?

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Old September 11th, 2006, 09:43 AM   #57
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It is a preferred card but there are others.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 10:12 AM   #58
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It is a preferred card but there are others.

Thanks a lot for your quick response. Can you recommend me another one. It's hard for me to get another APVe in Mexico. Nvidia and ATI cards are easy to get. Maybe something by those brands?

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Old September 11th, 2006, 10:29 AM   #59
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NVidia FX540 is the other popular one, however is a longer startup (from scrubbing to playback) delay than the Matrox card, that is why we perfer the AVPe.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 12:56 PM   #60
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HDMI to Cineform?

With the advent of Blackmagic's HDMI input card for $250, I was wondering whether a system configured with such a card could record to the Cineform codec. While I personally wouldn't benefit as the FX1 has no HDMI output, it's certainly an interesting idea.

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