We have the i/O and would like to know if we can take a HDV project and output it to BETA SP through our current setup with the i/O? HDV footage was brought in via firewire from the Canon XL H1, and the timeline is set for HDV 1080i 60.
The io is SD only. You will need an HD capture card to downconvert to SD like the AJA kona series, or the recently announced ioHD. The Kona is available now and the ioHD will be available this summer sometime.
YOu will need to find a different way to down convert. Using FCP is a possibility but your results may vary. Set up an SD timeline in whatever resolution you want (10bit, 8 bit, DV50, DV) and then drag your whole HDV sequence into there. Make sure to check for field order issues (1080i is upper, D1 NTSC is lower). Prepare for a long render, start the long render, QC and layoff.