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Tom Bridges
Recording RGB over HDMI
on Dec 11, 2009 at 1:19:00 pm

Hi all,

Is it possible to record RGB signals over HDMI with the KiPro, or is it just YUV that's supported?

Any other ideas for easily recording RGB HDMI would be appreciated. I'm not even sure that AJA's HA5 convertor deals with RGB – does anyone know?

Thanks for your help,

Tom


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gary adcock
Re: Recording RGB over HDMI
on Dec 11, 2009 at 3:10:32 pm

[Tom Bridges] "Is it possible to record RGB signals over HDMI with the KiPro, or is it just YUV that's supported? "


From the KiPro Manual.
A Note About RGB—Although RGB is used less in today’s video systems, Ki Pro
supports it at both input and output. Because Ki Pro’s (and SMPTE SDI) native
format is YPbPr, AJA recommends the use of YPbPr whenever possible. Although
component video monitors often have RGB inputs, it’s better to use YPbPr when
the monitor supports it. The YPbPr format provides “headroom” for “superwhite”
and “superblack”—and these video levels will be clipped when transcoding to RGB.
Also, the RGB/YPbPr transcoding involves a level translation that results in
mathematical round-off error.





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Tom Bridges
Re: Recording RGB over HDMI
on Dec 11, 2009 at 6:51:48 pm


Hi Gary,

Thanks for replying: very much appreciated. Are you sure that doesn't apply to RGB over SDI? I have a dim memory of reading somewhere that the KiPro doesn't in fact support RGB over HDMI, but I can't remember where it was – and I'm trying to confirm either way!

Many thanks for your help,

Tom


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gary adcock
Re: Recording RGB over HDMI
on Dec 11, 2009 at 7:23:48 pm

[Tom Bridges] "Are you sure that doesn't apply to RGB over SDI?"

yup.

The truncation commented on in the manual quote is more pronounced in HDSDI where the RGB is limited to 8 bit in a single HDSDI feed, since HDMI was designed with output displays in mind it usually defaults or converts to RGB < see HP Dreamcolor display>

I tested with
Arri D21 > 4:4:4 RGB Dual Link HDSDI > Hi53G as RGB HDMI > to RGB 4:2:2 10bit on the KiPro.


The real question is what are you trying to capture as RGB? and why does it need to be over HDSDI
Video in Y'Cr'Cb not RGB.
Animation is RGB.

My guess is you are doing something that is going to run into HDCP issues.






gary adcock
Studio37
HD & Film Consultation
Post and Production Workflows for the Digitally Inclined
Chicago, IL


http://library.creativecow.net/articles/adcock_gary/AJAIOHD.php




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Tom Bridges
Re: Recording RGB over HDMI
on Dec 11, 2009 at 7:20:41 pm

Hi,

Just in case anyone's following this thread, and wants a definitive answer: I spoke to AJA, who have confirmed that the KiPro doesn't record RGB over HDMI – for the time being at least. Which is a shame: it would have been a nice solution for what I have in mind.

Thanks,

Tom


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Fred Jodry
Re: Recording RGB over HDMI
on Dec 14, 2009 at 7:26:38 pm

Tom, Y, c~R, c~B is a rematrixing of R, G, B (and synchronization). Although it`s a pain to get a matrixing box to convert either one to the other, they`re made. The only advantage to using Y, c~R, c~B is that it has a clamped luminance signal Y ready to use for B/W uses. The common Synch- On- Green variation can cause green- purple black level drifting nightmares. Start a pencil notebook on equipment availability, technical terms, cable types, troubleshooting, and so on. Audio combining, synchronization, and extraction notes will hit the same notebook. Don`t insert AACS codecs and protection schemes during production or editing, one reason is that it will make your work more archivable; they can be put in at sendoff.


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maurice jansen
Re: Recording RGB over HDMI
on Dec 14, 2009 at 8:37:44 pm

best question is

where dou you want it to use for exactly????

and what is the rest of the setup.

greet
Maurice

People saying they don't make mistake's often make nothing at all!


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