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Old January 9th, 2006, 05:23 AM   #1
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An HDV newbie question on capturing

Hi all,
My NLE is a SD one: Targa3000 + PP6.5 + Combustion4
I will shoot with a Sony Z1E (PAL) a corporate video.
I will shoot HDV and downconvert in the camera, and output a PAL squeezed video, later on.

What will be the best video signal that I get:
- from the YUV out, and then captured in YUV uncompressed or MPEG-I frame at 50Mbps
- from the I-Link in DV quality.

My question comes because I'm not sure that the YUV out comes from the DV signal or not.
I mean, when a tape plays back an HDV signal, what signal comes "directly" from the tape: the DV or the YUV ?
Witch one is generated from the other ?

Because if the "main" signal is the DV, there's no point in capturing in YUV (file size is BIGGGGGG)

Thanks for any input.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 11:36 AM   #2
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Think of it this way, once you lay to tape, your footage is now HDV with mpeg compression. So YUV out or I-link just becomes the transfer cable. So I'd stick with i-link if you're transfering from tape.

However, if you can do a 'live capture' and record directly to your NLE via the YUV out, then you're bypassing the HDV compression and you can get an VERY nice uncompressed capture. But this requires a fancy setup (dual opteron, 200 mb/s raid, etc...)
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Old October 18th, 2007, 01:51 PM   #3
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Will a HDV timeline/footage be down converted if I record straight back to Mini DV tape or will it be full resolution?

Can this be done on either Avid or Mac?
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