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Gabriel Barzan
HD to SD
on Nov 30, 2009 at 3:17:52 pm

Hi all!
We have a 5800 deck and we have too a tape HD 4:4:4, 1920x1080 24psf
Ok, we need record this tape HD to a Betacam digital PAL (DVW-500P), so i need to do a downcoverter to sd 4:2:2, 720x576 25f.

Is it possible? How?

Any suggestions to get around this?

Thanks for any input.


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Joseph Owens
Re: HD to SD
on Jan 24, 2010 at 10:10:56 pm

The 4:4:4 playback is a show-stopper. There is no work-around for that and there is no 4:2:2 on board conversion.
You will have to capture the media and then convert it. You can direct digitize through a Kona card to 4:2:2, but it will only down-convert to 525i29.97 or 525-23.98 (weird format) live. So then it will be either a hard or software conversion after that....


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