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Old November 5th, 2005, 12:57 AM   #1
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upgrade SD to HD card - question

I own the Backmagic Design DeckLink Pro card - the SD one.

Since I want to upgrade my system to HD, I am thinking about buying the DeckLink HD Pro 4:4:4 card, their best HD card. At the same time, I want to sell my SD card.

Will I lose something by selling it? Can the Decklink Pro do something that the HD Pro cannot? I checked the specs and it seems the HD card can do everything the SD one cad do (and, of course, much more). But I don't wanna make a mistake and suddenly lose something of the SD word.

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Old November 5th, 2005, 04:20 AM   #2
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I own the Backmagic Design DeckLink Pro card - the SD one.

Since I want to upgrade my system to HD, I am thinking about buying the DeckLink HD Pro 4:4:4 card, their best HD card. At the same time, I want to sell my SD card.

Will I lose something by selling it? Can the Decklink Pro do something that the HD Pro cannot? I checked the specs and it seems the HD card can do everything the SD one cad do (and, of course, much more). But I don't wanna make a mistake and suddenly lose something of the SD word.

Thanks.
Don't know, but before upgrading check Decklink's system requirements to make sure your system supports the HD cards. Some systems that the SD cards work fine in won't support the HD cards in HD mode.
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Old November 6th, 2005, 12:17 PM   #3
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I have the double 2Gz G5 system... no worries about compatibility...

Thanks, though.

Anybody can confirm that the top of the line HD card can cover all capabilities of the SD Decklink Pro?
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