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Aaron Cadieux
Sony PMW-EX1 vs. Sony DXC-637
on Feb 27, 2008 at 6:04:28 pm

Hello All,

The advertising agency I work for just got a Sony PMW-EX1 to replace our old BetacamSP unit (Sony DXC-637 shooting to a PVV-3 Deck).

So far our downconverted HD from the EX1 doesn't look as good as the SD material shot with our old DXC-637. However, we are uable to downconvert our HD properly. Ideally, we'd use the Blackmagic Multibridge Pro to capture an SDI-HD signal from the EX1 for downconversion. I did not realize that our PC was built prior to PCI-express, so we would be unable to use the Multibridge with our system.

Bottom line question is this. Should properly downconverted HD from the PMW-EX1 look better than SD from the DXC-637? Back in its day the DXC-637 was an expensive camera.


-Aaron Cadieux

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