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Shaun Adams
24p workflow. Kona LH vs Compressor?
on Jun 1, 2009 at 5:17:24 am

What is the best workflow for 24p from a Canon HV30 HDV tape camera? (Cine mode)

My current setup is: Canon HV30, Kona Lh + breakout box, FCP 6.

Do I use the Compressor option with firewire capture?
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306389

Or can I have the the Kona Lh do the work? If so, which conversion option in the AJA Control Panel and also what ProRes timeline option in FCP?

The final product is going to be both web and DVD. I am a newbie, and have searched the archives, my apologies if this has been answered a thousand times before.

Thanks!

Shaun


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Alan Okey
Re: 24p workflow. Kona LH vs Compressor?
on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:36:11 pm

Without an external hardware converter that converts either HDMI or Firewire to HD-SDI or analog component video, you won't be able to use the Kona LH to capture directly from the camera. If you have the Kona LHi (which has HDMI), you may be able to use it to capture to ProRes directly from the camera.

Related article:

http://creativemac.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=188809

Hardware converters for HDV cameras:

http://convergent-design.com/CD_Products_HDConnectMI.htm

http://convergent-design.com/CD_Products_HDConnectSI.htm

http://convergent-design.com/CD_Products_HDConnectLE.htm




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Shaun Adams
Re: 24p workflow. Kona LH vs Compressor?
on Jun 1, 2009 at 11:28:26 pm

Hi,

For video not in 24p, just standard 1080i60, I currently connect the camera with the cable provided from Canon to the AJA Kona breakout box (with 3 BNC adaptors) to component video (SMPTE/EBU N10) and analog audio (with 2 XLR adaptors) and am getting great results with Final Cut Pro = [AJA Kona LH:1080i 29.97 Apple ProRes 422 timeline].

I am not sure what all the rage is with 24p but thought I would give it a try, so am looking at either converting with my Kona LH if that is possible or another way.

There is an option in the AJA control panel to convert to 1080sf 23.98, 1080sf 24, or 1080p24. The Canon HV30 manuel says that the video is "PF24", which I don't know which of the 3 Kona options matches PF24.

Hope that clears up my setup.

Thanks again!

Shaun



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Shaun Adams
Re: 24p workflow. Kona LH vs Compressor?
on Jun 2, 2009 at 5:15:45 am

Looks like I would need the Kona 3.

Maybe I will look at a new camera first.

Shaun


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Hector Silva
Re: 24p workflow. Kona LH vs Compressor?
on Jun 3, 2009 at 3:31:02 pm

I don't understand why you think you need the Kona 3. It would be the worst product choice since it is digital only, and you wouldn't be able to come in through component.

I think part of your problem comes from the fact that Canon HDV cameras do not truly record in 24p. It does something as it records 1080i60 to emulate 1080p24.



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