Can anyone tell me how to convert what I think is 1035i HDCam to DVC Pro HD? Also, How can I tell for sure. I rented a Sony J-H3 deck and connected HD-SDI to a Kona LH and it tried to recof=gnize the signal as 1080P 30 instead of what I thought was 1080i 60. The guy I had shoot the footage used two of his Sony F700's and rented a third F900. So I have 32 hours of footage on about 45 tapes and some appear to be 1035 and some I know are 1080i.
Thanks for the post. When I put my tape into the J-H3, the Kona Control Panel said 1080P 30. I took the deck back to where I rented it from. What's wierd is that he put my tape in and the display said the tape was 59.94. The deck only has settings for 23.98, 25 and 29.97. He put one of his tapes in and the deck called out 29.97.
We put my tape back in and the control panel said 1080 P 30. We swapped his back in and without doing anything except hitting play and the signal "jumped" to 1080 i 29.97.
The reason this 1035 thing is coming up is because when I did the shoot, the guy I hired had two 700's and he rented a 900. I was led to believe that he had the card installed into his two 700's to shoot 1080i. He was also going to do my online. I "think" what he did was guild the lilly and intended to do the conversion through the 500 deck and then I wouldn't have ever known. He is now not doing the online. I was trying to recapture all of this footage as DVCPro HD so I could do the online and output with my MXO. This is speculation right now. Out of my 45 tapes, I believe 2/3 are this 1035 i and 1/3 are from the F900 at 29.97.
1035i is an old HD format I believe. I believe that if you can rent a HDW-500 with the optional 502 card, this will do the conversion for you, and get rid of the 5 line gap. These tapes must be from the early 90's.
Yup. 1035 was once part of the Sony HDVS format, also once labeled 1125/60. It was later relabeled 1035 to correspond to the active lines. Furthermore, this system worked on the first 2 generations of HDVS equipment which first came out in 1988. I used to work on these systems. The second generation took the Saticon tube camera with a bunch of noisy fans to the first HD CCD. It also ushered in the dawn of a digital HD VTR. The first generation used a modified 1" VTR sped up, amongst other things. The first production digital HD VTR was created by Hitachi and included 8 channels of digital audio. Interestingly, this VTR also used 1" using metal tape.
Watch out, the usual 1035 format runs at 60Hz, not 59.94Hz.
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