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Old June 13th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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Black Magic Basic Questions

Hi All,

A few basic questions:

1. Can a black magic card be put into the new mac laptop that just came out? I looked on the blackmagic website and emailed their customer support, but have yet to hear an answer.

2. If it did work (or even if it didn't) would capturing HDV through a blackmagic card stop the subclipping problem that I have had with my capturing?

3. Blackmagic captures HDMI right? That is uncompressed? Would the file size of the HDV files be huge?

I use a JVC HD100U. I shot (this time) in HDV 60i 30fps. I will be able to buy the new laptop with 4GB and use Final Cut.

Thanks,
Sharon
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Old June 13th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #2
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1. No.

2. Dunno

3. Yes. No, unless you capture live. Yes and no notebook could handle it.

BTW, does the HD100 have HDMI out?
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Old June 13th, 2007, 12:40 PM   #3
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No, I don't think it does actually.

Any thought about AJA IO and KONA working as capture cards to get rid of the subclipping problem?

And thanks for your reply!!!!
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Old June 13th, 2007, 03:53 PM   #4
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I don't know what kind of subclipping problem you have, so I can't answer that. Both Black Magic and AJA have great cards, but they must be installed in desktops, since the physical size is too large for any notebook.
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Old June 14th, 2007, 05:25 AM   #5
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I don't know what kind of subclipping problem you have, so I can't answer that. Both Black Magic and AJA have great cards, but they must be installed in desktops, since the physical size is too large for any notebook.
Well, not exactly... it all depends if the new Aja lohd model has been released yet. The new capture device is a single firewire 800 unit that supports ProRes 422 natively. Since the Macbook Pro has firewire 800, the external device would work.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 05:34 AM   #6
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...if it ever ships.....and works fine from its first version...
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