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Osiri Sioux
Do you need the IO to play footage captured with it?
on Oct 15, 2008 at 12:11:31 am

Okay, so this might be a really dumb question, but just to make sure...

If I had an IO HD for just a day to capture footage, I could still view and edit the footage with Final Cut Studio 2 but WITHOUT having the IO HD, correct?

I'd be using a MacBook Pro, so I understand that the hardware might not be the greatest for playback, but given that I'm willing to put up with slow performance, would it work?

Thanks!


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Jeff Mack
Re: Do you need the IO to play footage captured with it?
on Oct 15, 2008 at 6:12:31 pm

The IOHD is just a capture box. Once it's captured, you don't need it until/unless you need it for outputting.

Jeff



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Mark Beazley
Re: Do you need the IO to play footage captured with it?
on Oct 16, 2008 at 11:01:38 pm

Just make sure you have sufficient hard drive capability; the internal drive nor a single SATA/FW800 drive will cut it, if you plan on capturing HD.

-mark



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Osiri Sioux
Re: Do you need the IO to play footage captured with it?
on Oct 16, 2008 at 11:05:21 pm

Thanks for the tip! Do you mean in terms of storage space? The AJA data rate calculator says I should be able to get 1 hour per 112 GB, meaning a 1 TB drive would store just under 9 hours. Does that sound about right?



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Mark Beazley
Re: Do you need the IO to play footage captured with it?
on Oct 16, 2008 at 11:29:42 pm

No I mean data rate or throughput. My SD system I was using had G-RAID FW800 drives that could sustain a single stream of uncompressed 10bit SD video; Apple states that ProRes 422 is the same data rate as UC 10bit footage, but AJA will tell you (because I asked) that they do not recommend FW800 RAID systems when editing ProRes; so I went with the G-RAIDes, which is a 4-drive eSATA RAID system, which is plenty fast enough.

-mark



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Osiri Sioux
Re: Do you need the IO to play footage captured with it?
on Oct 17, 2008 at 12:04:12 am

Gotcha... So a single eSATA drive wouldn't cut it either? What kind of data rate specs should I be looking for? The G-RAID es is unfortunately out of my price range...



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