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#1 rob spence

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:36 AM

hi,
I want to do digi beta editing, I have the last and best of the apple G4s. It is a dual 1.42 with 2 gig of ram. I also use Final Cut pro 5.1.

What video card do I need to capture digi beta?

Many thanks

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:05 AM

Something like this, assuming you have a digibeta deck with SDI output (which you should)

http://blackmagic-de...om/products/sd/

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#3 rob spence

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 12:36 PM

Thanks Phil...interesting site.

Are there any good older makes of cards that could be found on the used market...ebay etc?

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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:34 PM

Just old Decklinks, I assume. I don't know what slots the G5s had in them - you'll probably want to ensure it goes in something more than a basic PCI slot so as to have a healthy safety margin on bandwidth.

AJA have a line but I'm not so familiar with it.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:22 PM

Hi Rob,

try to get a Blackmagic Decklink SD used, Some people I know are selling them to switch to HD cards. I have a PCI-X Decklink, the newer ones are PCI-E mostly. You need at least a PCI-X slot for them to function, though since PCI-X is backwards compatible one could try a 64bit PCI too, but I am not sure whether this would work or damage the card.

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