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owen gibbins
My decklink SDI arrives in a few days: Quick question about file sizes/types
on Feb 8, 2011 at 5:09:30 pm

I'm dipping my toe in video editing/producing etc, so I purchased Sony Vegas Studio HD Platinum 10 Suite and a decklink SDI HD to record live SDI HD video via my 10 bit HD camera that has SDI HD out.

I was wondering when you capture the SDI HD signal, what is the format blackmagic records? Is it quicktime? If I can select a different capture file format, what would you recommend to use with Sony Vegas Studio?

And if I record 3 mins worth of 1080p live video to the blackmagic PC, how large will the file be?

Also any tips would be great. I have 2 PC's (one with win XP and one with Windows 7 Home Premium)

Are there any known issues with Win 7 with drivers etc? The XP one is not as fast at the Win 7 one but it's no slouch and both mobos support the decklink card.


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Shane Ross
Re: My decklink SDI arrives in a few days: Quick question about file sizes/types
on Feb 10, 2011 at 5:15:54 am

[owen gibbins] "when you capture the SDI HD signal, what is the format blackmagic records?"

It doesn't. The software does. All the card does is act as a bridge to get the video signal into the computer for the software to access.

[owen gibbins] "Is it quicktime?"

It is whatever your editing software captures it as. You determine this in the software. The hardware doesn't do the capturing.

[owen gibbins] "If I can select a different capture file format, what would you recommend to use with Sony Vegas Studio?"

I'll leave that to Vegas people to answer.

[owen gibbins] "And if I record 3 mins worth of 1080p live video to the blackmagic PC, how large will the file be?"

Depends on the format you choose to record as.

Shane

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owen gibbins
Re: My decklink SDI arrives in a few days: Quick question about file sizes/types
on Feb 10, 2011 at 2:22:10 pm

Thanks Shane,

My target is to burn BR discs. What is the best option(s) re file type via the blackmagic software?


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Shane Ross
Re: My decklink SDI arrives in a few days: Quick question about file sizes/types
on Feb 10, 2011 at 8:57:42 pm

The Blackmagic card is just a device to get video into your computer. The CODEC you capture to is entirely up to your editing application. I use the card to capture to ProRes QT files. Vegas will have different options...I don't know what those options are.

Shane

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