When sending perfectly mastered audio over an SDI channel--be it HD or SD--would there ever be an occasion that a deck would show overmodulation of signals? We've sent a SDI stereo pair to a D5 w/ the PCM input channels to unity using a blackmagic HD card w/ a FCP 4.5 system. I'm curious to know, if the digital audio is properly limited, would sending audio via SDI need any level adjustment on the deck?
FCP doesn't add any gain whatsoever--as far as we know--because mastering Digibeta via SDI produces excellent repeatable results for audio.
Has anyone had such an experience where SDI audio was overmodulated or peaked? Sorry for cross-posting!
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Audio is seperate from an SDI signal, no? My experience with SDI is that it's a seperate signal from audio. In my case, I'm sending out SDI video, and analog audio (it is possible to send digital audio, but we're not set up that way...).
If you are sending out a proper signal from your deck, you should be getting good audio. Is there a DA somewhere in the signal path? Is it possible you are sending an analog audio signal, but seeing a digital signal in your meters?