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Jack Shepard
Aja IO and Producer
on Mar 30, 2007 at 3:32:28 pm


Is the AJA IO device compatible with Media 100 Producer? I assume it is but I thought I would get some opinions. And would you have machine control (say with a beta sp deck)? Or is there a lower cost i/o device that anyone recommends?

Also I may have an opportunity to purchase at low cost a used Kona card. If I installed that in a powermac would I be able to use it running Producer or would I still need a version of HDe?

Thanks in advance.

Jack


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Floh
Re: Aja IO and Producer
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on Mar 30, 2007 at 3:38:51 pm

[Jack Shepard] "Is the AJA IO device compatible with Media 100 Producer? I assume it is but I thought I would get some opinions"

My "opinion" is no. The I/O does not use DV-based codecs over FireWire but converts incoming signals into an Uncompressed-over-FireWire signal which is not supported by Media 100 (or anything else except FCP). Avid does something similar with its Mojo and Adrenaline systems.

[Jack Shepard] "And would you have machine control (say with a beta sp deck)?"

As long as you can use a Keyspan USB to RS422 adapter on the system you can control a beta deck with Producer.

[Jack Shepard] "Also I may have an opportunity to purchase at low cost a used Kona card. If I installed that in a powermac would I be able to use it running Producer or would I still need a version of HDe?"

Producer does only use FireWire I/O. So if you want to use a Kona card you need the matching (SDe, HDe or HD suite) software, which is locked to the board. You can buy the license for your board from Media 100.


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Jack Shepard
Re: Aja IO and Producer
on Mar 30, 2007 at 4:03:34 pm


Thanks a lot for the info Floh.
Cheers,
Jack


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Arthur Dent
Re: Aja IO and Producer
on Mar 30, 2007 at 6:48:51 pm

Canopus makes some decent analog to firewire converters. I have some experince with that AVDC-110 model, that only does S-Video tho, but they do make a model that does component.

Stay away from the ADS "Pyro" converter, i've not heard good things about that one.

I think m100 is offering a verion of software that will work with the AJA boards if you already own one, but it's not producer. I'd give them a buzz and ask what's available.

A.D.


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