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griffisart
DA88 8CH AES Capture with TC via Kona3 KBox
on Jun 13, 2007 at 8:54:30 pm

I'm needing to rent a DA88 for capture into FCP via the Kona3 K-Box. Does anyone have any suggestion on which model to rent, and how this should be configured. I need to capture 8CH with Timecode via AES.

Your help is appreciated, thanks
Ted

We also could use a Kona IO instead if this proves to be problematic.



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weevie833
Re: DA88 8CH AES Capture with TC via Kona3 KBox
on Jun 13, 2007 at 9:47:07 pm

Shouldn't matter which model you rent as long as it has RS-422 control and AES, and the tapes recorded with proper SMPTE TC.

I used an DA-88 [the old old version] with kona 2 and it worked fine, but I found the transport on the DA-88 to be INCREDIBLY slow.

If you can afford it, try to get the most modern version available -- DA-98?

I also had a lot of problems with TC breaks and pre/post roll, though that was likely more an issue with the tape op on set than the deck or FCP system. I was using the same logging TC as the DBeta tapes, which were done by someone else on set. If you are doing the same [as opposed to logging/capturing directly from DA-88 from scratch], be sure to modify your clips from A/V to audio only/8-tracks, and change the source tape ID BEFORE you digitize - ypu will not be able to change it afterwards.

If you are then going to batch digitize, do test of a couple clips first to see if it captures all 8 tracks in one pass, or whether it does multiple passes [not good]. If it does multiple passes, you may need to manually modify capture settings, or re-log the clips by dragging old log info into the log window and modifying the reel ID to create new clips.

This was not a fun procedure, as you can see. hopefully, you are logging from scratch.

steve covello


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griffisart
Re: DA88 8CH AES Capture with TC via Kona3 KBox
on Jun 14, 2007 at 1:44:19 pm

Thanks for the help, could you share what your "device control" settings ended up as?
What did you set your RS422 protocol as?

Thanks
Ted



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weevie833
Re: DA88 8CH AES Capture with TC via Kona3 KBox
on Jun 15, 2007 at 1:12:49 am

Be sure that the Device Control Settings in Audio/Video Settings is set to something other than a FW device. Try setting it to a Sony VTR RS-422 setting as if it was a beta or DBeta deck.

steve covello


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