We are in the process of doing final conformation on a 90 minute doc. Have 5TB of SCSI drive space Using 8 core, wondering if we should finish in pro res or stick to uncompressed 1080 24p. Will output to D5 or HDCAM SR for projection, possible film out later. Source material includes HDCAM, DVCPROHD 720 24p, DV 24p Beta 60i and DV 60i. Planning to use Kona 2 to upres of all 24p material and go to a post house for 60i upres. Post house will either give us a drive to plug the up resed material back into a FCP timeline, give us HDCAM tape, or cut the material tape to tape back into our master in house. (any suggestions on this process?)
Planning to do a tape to tape color correction at a post house using a projector.
I think the Kona card will help with reduced rendering in the 1080 24p timeline if we go with non pro rez?
Any advice much appreciated. Budget is a big factor.
I've found the kona 2 does a decent job upconvert SD to 1080p. you will manually ened to set the settings in the KONA2 control panel you should have installed. If you go to digital out in the control panel you'll find the up and downconvert settings.
Sadly the kona 2 does not cross convert 720p to 1080p. You will need to look for another solution for that one.