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mortimer heathcliff
KONA needed to capture DVCPro HD and P2?
on Jun 19, 2007 at 4:32:43 pm

i currently have a Blackmagic Decklink SP card, but need to capture in the DVCPro HD codec and eventually from P2 cards as well. is one of the KONA cards needed for this (vs. the Blackmagic HD Studio cards, since Intensity won't work on my Mac) or is there another solution??



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msacci
Re: KONA needed to capture DVCPro HD and P2?
on Jun 19, 2007 at 11:06:22 pm

No card is needed to capture p2 cards at all.



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Shane Ross
Re: KONA needed to capture DVCPro HD and P2?
on Jun 19, 2007 at 11:37:43 pm

No card is needed for DVCPRO HD either. That is capturable via firewire. Has been since FCP 4.5...thus the reason it was named FCP HD.



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szumlins
Re: KONA needed to capture DVCPro HD and P2?
on Jun 21, 2007 at 1:17:28 pm

It is important to note that you'll be able capture using firewire, but AJA offers some unique options to you for output. Is frame accurate or color accurate monitoring important to you? Because you can't do it over firewire.

Both the Kona LH and Kona 3 actually have a hardware scaler built into the cards, so they offload the processing power needed to decompress and playback scaled formats (like DVCProHD) from the processor and allowing for more streams, effects, transitions, etc. This is unique to AJA's line of cards.

This is also very important if you ever try to ingest and transcode footage that didn't originate on DVCProHD hardware to DVCProHD (ie upconverting Beta footage or transcoding an HDV camera).

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