We are mastering a show to XDCAM HD using the PDW-F70 deck, shooting on 3x F330s through a FORA HVS 500HS HD switcher. Our HD output looks great on the disk and conforms to HD broadcast levels. The trouble is in the transfer to SD. Our broadcaster is making the transfers from XDCAM to Digi Beta and the levels are dropping by 30units. The result is a very dark image.
We had the broadcaster send back the master and checked it out again and it looks fine. What I did notice was that on the small LCD screen the image is very dark - the same as what I had seen in the dubbing area of our broadcaster.
So I concluded that there is a problem dubbing from XDCAM HD to SD. we are all new to XDCAM (including the broadcaster) and are in the process of figuring it out before we go to air on Apirl 23rd.