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Richard Eary March 25th, 2008 03:40 PM

Sony Z1U/FX1 camcorder
I would like to confirm that the component output from the Sony Z1U (or FX1) does not include any post mpeg2 gop compression during recording? The manual does not mention if the output to component is before any compression.

Victor Wilcox March 25th, 2008 06:09 PM

The component uncompressed (1440x1080) HDV. If the output is from tape, the output will still suffer from MPEG2 compression. Live capture from component would avoid this effect.

Richard Eary March 25th, 2008 10:51 PM

live capture - notebook - firewire compressed - component ?
That is great news. I am unaware of any way to capture component (high def) to a notebook. Have you came across any solutions? Or, is AJA and Blackmagic connected to a desktop the only realiable solution at this time. I am sure firewire light capture would result in compression.

Konrad Haskins March 27th, 2008 08:08 PM

The original demo footage from Sony for the Z1 was done by capturing the component output. IMO that's cheating but it does prove what amazing output that is possible before compression.

Richard Eary March 28th, 2008 10:51 AM

Wow, that is interesting. Still no way to get component into a notebook.

Bogdan Tores March 31st, 2008 03:52 AM

Probably AJA IoHD is the best choice for notebook component capture. I did component with Blackmagic DecklinkHD in FCP 1080i. But I can't find if the signal is 4.2.2 or 4.2.0.

Richard Eary April 1st, 2008 11:46 AM

I believe that only works for Macs. Could not locate anything which said it would work on a Windows platform.

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