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Old April 15th, 2006, 08:29 AM   #1
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Anyone have BR-HD50 and Aja Kona LH?

We are having lots of trouble capturing downconverted footage from the BR-DH50 deck via analog component. When we set the deck to output 480i and connect the component outs to the Kona, launch Final Cut Pro and load Log and Capture...the pinwheel of death appears for 30-40 secs each time capture now is selected. Yet, the video captures fine after the delay. Then when we hit stop, the POD reappears again for a long delay. The footage is OK aside from this session stopping problem.

We have not been able to overcome this issue. JVC, and AJA Tech Support are stumped and it seems no one else on planet earth has ever encountered this, according to both companies. Yet, I have TWO Final Cut Pro systems, and TWO BR-HD50's. Both systems do this. So, Im trying to find anyone with a similar system to try this senario.

I think it's some sort of timing issue within the video that FCP is having an issue with. It can't seem to lock to the video output of the JVC when it's downconverting. Oh, for a flippin' Ref in on the BR-HD50.
What I've tried:

Everything.
Betacam SP analog component captures Fine.
HD 720p24 and 30p captures Fine from the BR-HD50
If I hook the JVC outputs to the inputs of the Betacam Deck and drive Ref in from the JVC video out...it works fine!
I can't afford a new component analog TBC, yet I think that's what is required as something is wrong with the video out from the JVC IMHO.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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You're not the only person who's mentioned this, Dave. I can't help you, but everything you said makes sense. Sounds like the JVC has a blip in it's clock when it's in downconvert mode.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 12:56 AM   #3
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Hi Dave,

Still having troubles with this setup? Have you had any luck capturing to DVCProHD via the Kona? I'm curous to know how well that works.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 11:57 AM   #4
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We are having lots of trouble capturing downconverted footage from the BR-DH50 deck via analog component. When we set the deck to output 480i and connect the component outs to the Kona, launch Final Cut Pro and load Log and Capture...the pinwheel of death appears for 30-40 secs each time capture now is selected. Yet, the video captures fine after the delay. Then when we hit stop, the POD reappears again for a long delay. The footage is OK aside from this session stopping problem.
I have a Kona LH/BR-HD50U setup, which I find works great, and in fact is indispensible -- the camera alone is inadequate, and it has solved all of my capture problems.

Except, of course, for problems with the deck; mine still works fine, but it is displaying a strange hexidecimal error code that no one at JVC seems to understand, so I'm sending it to Cypress CA for repair.

At any rate, I typically don't work at SD component, so I tried it: set the deck to downconvert some HDV30p footage on a tape to 480i (letterbox), and captured to FCP 5.04, and it worked fine: no POD, no delay.

Are there conditions I should change? But it seems like a different result than what is plaguing Dave.

And, by the way, DCVProHD has become my format of choice, as the files aren't too big, and I find that it always works. Knock on wood...
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