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Old May 23rd, 2007, 11:55 AM   #1
 
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Neo HDV or HD for JVC110

David...

I've been using Connect HD for all my conversion to intermediate before editting, with great success. I've updated to Neo HDV, but, I'm now wondering if anything is to be gained by going to NeoHD. I capture from a JVC HD110 (12 bit data) and import into Vegas7. I know Vegas processes 10 bit in its core, but, the I/O is 8 bit, so, is anything to be gained for me by going to Neo HD?

There's also limited times when I could capture component output from a BMD Intensity pro card. Would there be any benefit to NeoHD in these cases, as well, considering I edit all of it in Vegas7?

Thanx, in advance, for any insight you can provide.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 12:56 PM   #2
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The JVC HD110 is only an 8-bit camera, 12-bit per pixel is if you average the luma and chroma for an 8-bit 4:2:0 system, pro 10-bit averages 20-bits per pixel. So that the terminology is not mixed up, the luma precision for this camera, and all HDV cameras, whether HDSDI equipmented or not, is 8-bit.

NEO HD gives you 10-bit 1920x1080, and you have an 8-bit 1280x720 source, so for most applications NEO HDV will be sufficient -- unless you are trying to master to 1920x1080. Vegas is also 8-bit too. NEO HD for 720p sources in Vegas my not get you anything, if you are capturin glive from Canon over HDSDI, then NEO HD is the best choice. However NEO 2K might offer you some advantages. Now you have 4:4:4 RGB encoding, if you have a lot of effects work this is the way to go.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 02:01 PM   #3
 
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Thanx...things certainly get ambiguous quickly. Sounds like I'll stick with Neo HDV, for now. I just read elsewhere that BMD Intensity is 8-bit, as well.
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