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Old March 24th, 2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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Which card do I need?

Our company is needing to get a card that will capture HD via HD SDI and component HD as well as SD component. Which card is the right one for us? Is it a Kona LH? Or should we look into getting a Kona2 (we edit on dual 2.0 G5's) with some type of component to SDI converter?
I'm almost ready to bite on the LH, but it's lower price tag has me a bit spooked. Am I losing too many features if I go with the LH over the Kona2? Is there something better on the market that would meet our needs?
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Old March 28th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #2
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The LH is definately the way to go. Kona 2/3 does not offer the connectivity you need, and the additional cost is primarily for dual-link SDI which it sounds like you do not need. The dual link is for 4:4:4 HD which is not widely used yet and is only fully realized through burning back to film and exotic tape formats like HDCam SR.
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Old March 29th, 2006, 08:47 AM   #3
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Many thanks Jerry. I've been having a hard time getting a straight answer on this one.
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