Technical Question re a Sony 750 and JH3 deck!
Posted 13 November 2006 - 12:06 PM
I shot a commercial the other day on a Sony 750, I've now been left with the responsibility of editing it also. I'm using FCP 4.5HD, and will be capturing my footage from a JH3 deck to a G5. What cable do I need to connect the two together and is it possible?
Thanks v much in advance!
Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:48 PM
Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:51 PM
I'm sure there are people here who know the details better than me, so feel free to correct my errors.
Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:58 PM
Yes. It's a lot more than just a cable. Blackmagic Decklink card plus reasonably large RAID required - some money to be spent. Plus, you'll need monitoring.
You could of course have it dubbed to DVCPRO-HD, but that would be a rather lossy way to go.
Or, get downconversions and offline it, then online it somewhere else.
Posted 13 November 2006 - 03:46 PM
will be capturing my footage from a JH3 deck to a G5. What cable do I need to connect the two together and is it possible?
Looks like you'll be needing an HD-SDI card installed onto your Mac. You can use firewire if you're fine with it being downconverted to SD for a DVD release only. But to preserve the HD, and still use your JH3 deck, you'll need the HDSDI card.
After looking for a bit, I found one, but I haven't read any reviews on it. But you'll want the "Fury" or the "Vengeance" types of cards as described on this website, also, I would suggest you upgrade to FCP 5 if you're working in HD: http://www.digitalvo...oducts/hdrange/
Posted 13 November 2006 - 04:50 PM
Edited by Keith Mottram, 13 November 2006 - 04:51 PM.