In the Blackmagic Control Panel, under PROCESSING, then INPUT PROCESSING...the options for SD to HD are 16:9 letterbox to HD, and 16:9 anamorphic to HD. Well, 16:9 in SD is RARE...über rare. What about the option for the MAJORITY of SD footage...4:3? Where is the option for that? What do you do when you have that footage?
I want to capture 4:3 as PILLARBOXED...bars on the side. AJA allows for this. Matrox allows for this. BMD? Seems to lack this. Or, am I overlooking something?
I've used that upconverting feature before, but with 16 x 9 SD video. I just tried with 4 x 3 and your right. With 16 x 9 letterbox checked, it chops off the top and bottom, with anamorphic checked, it streches the video to 16 x 9. I've personaly done away with all my SD cameras so I'm not effected by this. I use Sony Vegas mostly for my NLE and it gives me the option to take the streched to 16 x 9 clips and change the aspect ratio to get the pillar box results your looking for. It's not a fix for BM lack of a setting for this but it's a work around that works. Hope this helps,
Danny Hays, Universal Studios FL
Hi, are u using a mac or a pc? I want to up converting an sd signal to hd, on Pc is easy using the media express witch came with the bmd decklink 3d. But i install it on a mac to do it with final cut, however when i select on capture the blackmagic 1080i 59,94 i dont have image but if i set blackmagic ntsc, then i have.
You know how i have to do it?
Is for capture an Ntsc, telecine to HD upscaling with apple pro res codec...( with fcp )
And one more, do i need a raid to capture it (bandwidth)?