I've heard alot of greats things about this card for capture and all but all I really want to use it for (for right now) is to monitor my mixed XHA1 and HV20 24f footage. Wouldn't be using an HDMI monitor, yet, just a regular SD vid monitor.
So can I be editing in Final Cut and monitor with no problems once I have this card? I'm confused because I keep reading there is no 24p software support from BM. Thanks
Hi Stewart, here's what BlackMagic responded with when I e-mailed them directly:
"We do not list 720p24 as a supported resolution because we do not havesupport for 24p ingest, only for editing any playback. If you have an HDmonitor, you can output your 720p24 footage using our cards as there will bea 3:2 pulldown applied to this so it is actually outputting at 59.94 (whichmost monitors can work with as most won't display native 24p.) However, if you are planning to downconvert this to SD, our cards will notdo the cross conversion for this frame rate. It will only downconvert59.94. So 1080i 59.94 or 720p 59.94 can be downconverted with our card, but24p will not. Hope this clears things up. Regards, Albert ChuSupport EngineerBlackmagic Design Inc.http://www.blackmagic-design.com"
So if I'm reading this right, just straight monitoring of 24p ( he only mentions 720p because 1080i 24p is still technically interlaced, right?) should work, but this hasn't been the case for you Stewart?
"However, if you are planning to downconvert this to SD, our cards will notdo the cross conversion for this frame rate."
Lame, i think this means I wouldn't be able to use my SD monitor either.