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Old January 24th, 2008, 03:55 PM   #1
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Questions about SDI-output in SD-mode

I might be using my camera in a couple of days to shoot a couple of short interviews that will be aired only a couple of hours after they are shot. The plan is to use the SDI-output and record straight into an Avid using an SDI-mojo. I have not used the SDI-output before and have the following questions:

1. What is the quality like on the downconversion to SD?

2. Is audio embedded in the SDI-signal?

3. Can I record in any resolution/framerate and simultaniously get output to SD-SDI or are there any limitations that I should know about?

4. Anything else I have not thought about?


Very grateful for any advice I can get!

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Old January 25th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #2
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Old January 25th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #3
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Audio is embedded in the SDI. I've been using it this way with the BM HDLINK.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 03:03 AM   #4
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Thanks Steven!

Any thoughts on the SD-downconversion quality?
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Old January 26th, 2008, 03:24 AM   #5
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Thanks Steven!

Any thoughts on the SD-downconversion quality?

Ola,

regarding quality. I played with the camera for more than a week and i must admit that i am quite impressed. i saw the whole picture on the +-50" screen and hd quality is fantastic.
SDI also in my opinion looks very very good in SD mode. anyhow you should test it for yourself of course.

personally i will use it with no problem.

all the best,

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