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#1 Alex Haspel

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 01:56 PM

hi.

i've got some rather urgent questions that i need answered ansered as soon as possible,
since we're shooting rather soon.

what possibilities does one have to record the uncompressed 4:2:2 signal off the xl-h1's hdi output?
is directly into a laptop possible? or is there a potable harddisk solution available?
what portable hdcam or dvcpro decks are out there?


thanks a bunch in advance,
alex
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#2 Alex Haspel

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 02:18 PM

and one more thing i forgot:
what about rain when going the hdv route via mini dv tape?
we'll have large drops of artificial "film rain", so a lot of movement and detail....
will this cause compressionartifacts, as i fear?


sorry, two things i forgot to ask:
what about tapes? are usual minidv tapes any different to the 5 times pricier hdv tapes?

thanks again,
alex
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#3 Mr. Shannon W. Rawls

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 03:06 PM

Alex,

To answer your question SPECIFICALLY for the Canon XL-H1. Check this out: http://www.xlcinema....topic.php?t=151

Also, shooting rain with HDV will be no problem with the Canon XL-H1. You will not experience any artifacting. I suggest increasing your Shutter Speed will assist you in this, but I am sure some of the awesome Cinematographers here can fill in those type of questions for you.

And as for your cassette options. nomral MiniDV tapes will work. However I have not seen any cost 5x's more then the cheapest tape available. I get mine for $11.25 each. Please visit www.EdgewiseMedia.com for more help on that.
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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 03:18 PM

Hi,

Doing it on a laptop is going to be tricky. You could, I suppose, construct some way of doing it to Avid's DnX HD codec on a system that would be very portable and probably look better than HDV, but if you're going to go to those lengths I'd say carry a full RAID and do it uncompressed. You will need more than four disks to do this - usually eight is a sensible minimum, connected to a suitably upscale controller board on a suitably upscale host system.

The XLH1 uncompressed picture looks extremely good, and it's a shame to junk it down to HDV.

Phil
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#5 John Benton

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 11:22 AM

There is a new, cheaper and smaller version of this portable HD -SDI recorder coming in October
http://www.kinor.ru/products/flashdvr/

and there is a Laptop with 2 terrabites Raid & 4 Gigs of Ram with HD-SDI that comes in August (around 10K)
http://www.kinor.ru/...s/diskvtr/hdnb/


I am not sure about this company, but they have beeen very receptive via email
and at least it is a sign that things are in the works...somewhere
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