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Mitch Jordan
Monitoring with Kona LHe and Beta SP
on Mar 4, 2008 at 7:16:16 pm

I'm considering buying a Kona LHe card for a number of reasons, but one is to be able to work in FCP with uncompressed video from my Beta SP deck. I also plan to use it to work with HD video. However, I see that it only has one set of analog component in and out cables. Is it correct that you can either work with component video from the Beta SP deck, or monitor HD video using the component attachments on a HD monitor, but not both? Are the component attachments the only way to monitor HD?


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Shane Ross
Re: Monitoring with Kona LHe and Beta SP
on Mar 4, 2008 at 7:30:47 pm

The Kona LHe works for both SD and HD...and Component and SDI. You can capture SD via component, or HD via component (from an HD deck of course). You can capture SD or HD via the SDI connections to...and you can monitor out SD or HD via the component cables. This card does it all. The only thing it DOESN'T do is upconvert SD to HD and cross convert 720p HD to 1080i HD. That is Kona 3 terratory. But the LHe is a great capture card.

But yes, one set of cables for in and one set for out. And you can either an HD signal or SD signal down those cables. You can also, as I said, monitor HD via HD SDI to a monitor as well.

I have and love this card.




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Mitch Jordan
Re: Monitoring with Kona LHe and Beta SP
on Mar 4, 2008 at 8:35:52 pm

Thanks. That's what I thought. I'm looking forward to all of the new options that I'll have!


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Monitoring with Kona LHe and Beta SP
on Mar 5, 2008 at 7:51:52 am

[Mitch Jordan] " Is it correct that you can either work with component video from the Beta SP deck, or monitor HD video using the component attachments on a HD monitor, but not both?"

Mitch,

I loop the component out of my Kona LH through my SD Sony broadcast monitor and then into my HD monitor. It gives you a "2-fer" on your component out and about every possibility you could want.

I credit Walter Biscardi with this trick, cuz I have to admit, I didn't think it would work, but it does.

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