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Joel Roberts
EX3 edit to HD screens
on Oct 19, 2010 at 5:24:39 pm

Hello, I hope someone can help..

I have a Sony EX3 and a Macbook pro running Final cut Pro7. I have just done an edit in HD- 1080/50i- of a fast-paced skateboard film of 2 minutes.

The piece is for use in a sports store on full HD TV screens where it needs to loop and role continuously. What is the best way to get a great HD picture on the screens?

Thanks


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Craig Seeman
Re: EX3 edit to HD screens
on Oct 19, 2010 at 5:31:32 pm

If one were fanatical ApplePro Res would be great.
Generally a really good H.264 encode played from a file player would work. I haven't played with any of the common file players (Western Digital has a good one) but if they can be set to loop that would be good. Of course Quicktime player can loop as well if you feed the monitor from a computer. Make sure to deinterlace the file first.



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Joel Roberts
Re: EX3 edit to HD screens
on Oct 19, 2010 at 6:08:14 pm

Thanks Craig.

I think me needs to get hold of one of those WD players. Is this what you mean?

http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/12/14/review-western-digital-wd-tv-hd-media-...

If so, looks like a bargain and very versatile too..


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Craig Seeman
Re: EX3 edit to HD screens
on Oct 19, 2010 at 6:20:28 pm

That's it. Newest version
this
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=734
or
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=832

It's probably a lot less of a headache than having to burn a Blu-ray disk or tying up a computer for playback. I think theses devices are way Apple's Jobs says Blu-ray is dead. These devices aren't in wide use yet though. Ironically Apple doesn't have a competing device. Current AppleTV has no file storage and is only 720p. On the other hand I think he believes people use streaming rentals where 1080 would be prohibitively large. The problem with that is one doesn't always have fast broadband available and sometimes one wants to playback one's nice 1080p master for clients.



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Joel Roberts
Re: EX3 edit to HD screens
on Oct 19, 2010 at 6:56:42 pm

Thanks a lot Craig,

..and suddenly this project seems significantly easier- these WD boxes are just what I need.

And one last thing. To get the same picture from the player onto multiple TV screens, I would need a need an HDMI distribution amp splitter, right? Any that you would recommend?


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