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frank Delaney
do I ned to upgrade my card and change to blackmagic
on May 30, 2011 at 11:18:31 am

Hi Folks,

What course of action would you folks recommend.....I have a kona LSe card in my 8 core intel mac.

I never really used it much - just used apples processorsup till now - only offlining so I didnt need much more.

I am now editing footage regularly from Canon 5d, Panasonic Varicam 720p DVCPRO, may be cutting the odd stuff from red in the future.

I want to use a client monitor - Sony Bravia - which has HDMI inputs.

I find I'm not really working with standard def frame sizes any more.

Work I'm doing - FCP - offline editing and basic onlining, Apple Color basic color grading, After effects for basic comping and basic motion graphics.

I'm making mainly doc and factual for TV the odd corporate.

I'd like to be able to work with broadcast level finishing (I dont need feature film spec yet)

Do I need to change my card or can I upgrade or use adaptors with what I have?

If changing I'd probably go for Blackmagic for cost reasons (or will Kona at nearly double the cost really give me a significantly better picture)

What Blackmagic - will the extreme be overkill?

What do you all reccommend


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