XH-A1 Component out question
Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:20 PM
For that matter, would I be better off shooting most of my footage that way? (Assuming I can haul around a PC and all)
Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:48 AM
I know that people use BMI cards to capture HDMI out of their HV-20/30/40's with good success.
I've heard that the component out of the A1 is a little bit soft. But for keying, having the extra color data will probably be helpful. I'd try shooting a test scene in HDV and seeing if you like the results before going the capture route.
Of course, if you have the money and time, then go for it. But you're looking at the cost of an Intensity Pro card and a portable capture computer and the hassle getting everything up and running. And I'm pretty sure you'd have to synch the sound in post.
Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:20 PM
I'll try some test footage in HDV and see what happens.