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Bob Tompkins
EX1R monitoring options
on May 18, 2010 at 12:32:23 pm

Just recently purchased an EX1R and need some help outputting signals. I need to use the HDMI output for my HD monitor. I would also like to be able to use the FireWire DV output to drive either a Sony DVD burner for my clients review purposes or my laptop for live narrowcast. Apparently I can't do both. The output is menu switchable and when I turn the FireWire output on I lose the HDMI output. Does anyone have a workaround for this? Is their such a thing as an HDMI to FireWire splitter so that I can have an HDMI signal and a FireWire signal?



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Don Greening
Re: EX1R monitoring options
on May 18, 2010 at 4:32:57 pm

[Bob Tompkins] "Is their such a thing as an HDMI to FireWire splitter so that I can have an HDMI signal and a FireWire signal? "

Don't know if there is but if anyone does have one it may be found at the following companies:

http://www.aja.com/
http://www.blackmagic-design.com/

- Don




Don Greening
Reeltime Videoworks
http://www.reeltimevideoworks.com


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Bob Tompkins
Re: EX1R monitoring options
on May 18, 2010 at 4:47:51 pm

Thanks for the response. I am still working on the issue but Steve Dirksmeier of Sony was very responsive AND helpful. Turns out that enabling DV through iLINK (Firewire) which I need for DVD burning or Live Narrowcast disables HDMI and component monitoring. But it does not disable composite monitoring through the A?V connector. So it looks like crap but it does allow me to monitor the signal for now. I will work on a longer term solution.



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Bruce Mitchell
Re: EX1R monitoring options
on May 18, 2010 at 4:56:24 pm

How about something like the Edirol VC-50HD? You could come out SDI from the camera into the Edirol, the feed the HDMI out of the Edirol to the monitor and the Firewire out of the Edirol to the burner.

http://www.rolandsystemsgroup.com/en/products/edirol-by-roland/video-conver...




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Bob Tompkins
Re: EX1R monitoring options
on May 18, 2010 at 5:36:46 pm

I think that would do the job but at $3,700.00 it is a fairly expensive splitter. Considering I will eventually need 6 of them I might have a hard time getting it by my boss. It is good to know that there are devices that have HDMI inputs and FireWIre outputs. It would probably be cheaper with out the whole record option.



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Bruce Mitchell
Re: EX1R monitoring options
on May 18, 2010 at 5:41:25 pm

Yup, it ain't cheap. I don't have the Edirol box, but it looks like the HDMI on it is only an output. You'd need to go SDI into it.



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