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Old May 23rd, 2007, 11:03 AM   #1
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QUALITY - HDMI vs HD SDI ?

DAVID,

Based on your knowledge. Could you provide any details on Quality difference
between HDMI and HD SDI ingested footage from a SAME SOURCE origin ?

If compared / What is the difference percentage wise and why ?

Your personal opinion in this matter will be highly appreciated.


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Old May 23rd, 2007, 11:19 AM   #2
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If you source is 8-bit (and all the AVCHD and HDV cameras are 8-bit even over HDSDI/HDMI) then there is no quality difference. 1920x1080 4:2:2 8-bit is the same over both connectors.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 11:59 AM   #3
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David,

Thank you for the fast response, I think it's the huge difference in price
implementing HDMI vs HD SDI in your workflow that's haunting me.

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Old May 23rd, 2007, 12:48 PM   #4
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The price for our software is the same whether you use HDMI or HDSDI. However the cards are more expensive for HDSDI, yet now you are also talking 10-bit export to standard professional equipment and decks, then HDSDI is in its own class.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 03:44 PM   #5
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David,

Thanks / Straight answers = Straight business.

I'll go for the Xena Card.


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