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Old April 3rd, 2008, 05:39 PM   #1
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JVC BR-HD50 question

I decided to purchase the JVC BR-HD50 rather than going tapeless with the HD100 solution.

I use FCP as an editing solution...my question is this. Does the BR-HD50 downconverts on the fly? I could have sworn the other day that I input some HDV footage and was able to lay it on the timeline and preview it on real time thru the Firewire cable and out S-VHS to my NTSC monitor...was I on drugs?
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 08:10 PM   #2
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It down converts but not via firewire.

All analog outputs can be down converted.

I'll have to double check on the HDMI but I think it does.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 12:33 AM   #3
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It doesn't playback MOTION from HDV through firewire to NTSC, but interestingly, if the deck is set to DV, it will show a still frame from your timeline when you pause. It isn't that great a downconvert, but it is useful - especially if you don't have a decent HD monitor....
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