I'm trying to get a workflow question answered. I'm renting a Ki Pro in a few weeks, so I can't find the answer to this by testing myself.
If I'm running SDI into the Ki Pro it's bringing 8 channels of audio with it, correct? What if my sound mixer wants to bypass the camera's audio circuitry and feed his mix into the balanced XLRs of the Ki Pro? Will it overwrite two of those channels, or all 8? Any way to designate where to stripe the analog channels so we still have a reference audio track from the on-board camera audio?
My reasoning here is the presumption that the 24 bit A/D on the Ki Pro is going to sound better than the the 16bit audio coming from our camera, an HPX170. Camcorders aren't known for their pristine audio circuitry.
[David Hansen]"If I'm running SDI into the Ki Pro it's bringing 8 channels of audio with it, correct?"
nope, not yet.
first- the HPX 170 does not support 8 channels of audio.
Second -since kipro was designed as an onboard recorder, the unit does not currently support more than 2 channels of audio on capture. That function is to be added in the version 2.0 software that has been announced but not yet been released.
and if you choose to handle audio as analog - there are only 2 channels available.
Yes using analog audio in, your choice will over ride all other audio passing via HDSDI- there is no capability to assign or handle remapping of the audio channels.
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