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Old January 1st, 2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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BR-HD 50 playing 1080i tapes?

I'm trying to edit some tapes that were shot on a Sony Handycam HDR-HC9. I believe the camera shots HDV 1080i. When I try to capture from my BR-HD50 deck to FCP I can see the time code but no picture. I also don't see a picture on the monitor coming directly from the deck.

Any idea why? I thought the BR-HD50 could play 1080i??

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Old January 1st, 2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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The BRHD50 literature didn't say it plays 1080i. It says it can cross-convert 720 TO output 1080i.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 07:16 PM   #3
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The BRHD50 literature didn't say it plays 1080i. It says it can cross-convert 720 TO output 1080i.
My bad! I guess when I read:

Multi-format output/Cross-converter function
A sophisticated cross-converter function enables output not only of 720p signals, but also 1080i, 480/576p and 480/576i signals.

I took it as it could play (or output) 1080i, not that it cross converts 720 to 1080.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 09:14 PM   #4
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The real issue is licensing of HDV1(720p) vs HDV2 (1080i). The BR-HD50 is a HDV1 deck.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 01:23 AM   #5
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Yes it is sad that there are two HDV formats which are incompatible for a simple tape deck or camera to be able to play both formats.
What I simply don't understand, is that there seems to be no manufacturer interested to create a simple tape-deck which can play both formats. Very strange after so many years...
So I switched to Hard-disk recording instead.
No tapes, and I don't miss it.
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