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  • DigitalDave
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    Originally posted by antonsvideo View Post
    when I use 2 cameras, I set one camera to external TC and I run a BNC lead from one TC out to TC in of the other, this way both will have the exact same TC

    however, sometimes the location does not allow this, like the entertainment centre where there is too much distance from one cam to the other to gaffer a BNC cable to prevent people from tripping, and proper USA made gaffer tape is not cheap
    We do the same but on conferences etc I do find it easier to use Free Run and the REAL time from the date/time gen. Never a problem capturing (except for Batch Capture very close to a new TC.)

    Incidentally we if we are not cabled and invariably we are not we re-lock timecode after a few hours- say lunchtime etc. It doesn't matter if you have a few frames drift as it is easy to sort from the audio waveform.

    I only ever use MY gaffer tape as a last resort <GRIN>- the sound and lighting guys always have loads and in lovely colours..........

    DD

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  • STORMDAVE
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    I thought about that too the other day. You can also feed off directly from the camera imagers via HD-SDI if you ever are in a studio environment.

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  • antonsvideo
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    btw, the HPX-500 has SD SDI and HD SDI output

    this means that after editing, you can export back to P2 cards, run over to your broadcast dubbing shop and plug the SDI into a HDCAM deck for HD broadcast dubs

    no need to buy Edius HD turnkey

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  • antonsvideo
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    I have not tried the OHCI way yet, I prefer to see what I do on my 42" Plasma, so I prefer the SP card way, which is very similar to NX

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  • STORMDAVE
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    yeah, the DSR25 is a bit more "professional" with the meters and such...but they should work identically with the external TC option.

    Something has to be wrong here if mine works and Anton's doesn't.

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  • peterC
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    Now, something might be wrong with the DSR25, but my DSR11 works perfectly if I do this.
    Dave I thought one of these 2 DSR units was more featured T/c wise than the other. Going on memory.

    That may be the problem why one is working and not the other

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  • STORMDAVE
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    Guys, we use the DVC200 here (Basically a DVCPRO body without DVCPRO...1/2" CCD's)...and everytime we record something, the date and time changes.

    This allows EDIUS to capture via time/date, instead of time code breaks (if I choose timecode break, and I recapture the footage, it never splits).

    Now, something might be wrong with the DSR25, but my DSR11 works perfectly if I do this.

    As for having 9:00 am twice, no worries, if the date changes, your 9am will jump to the next day and after the prior.

    How I did this test was:

    1) Capture footage with time/date and timecode (it was set to 00:00:00:00 initially, not free run)
    2) Drop 2 minutes worth of clips on the EDIUS timeline (about 5 shots).
    3) Enable "Use track timecode" in the playback settings under Settings >> Application Settings
    4) Made sure my VTR was using external timecode instead of internal.
    5) I used OHCI mode to test. DVStorm PC was giving me problems, so I switched over to the NX system and used an OHCI to do all of this. I have not tried through the NX DV port yet.

    I did this a few times and it works precisely every time...I just wanted to make sure that it worked so I did it a few times.

    If I get DVCPRO footage, I am going to shoot it the same way we're shooting these DV tapes...It should work exactly the same way.

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  • tingsern
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    I wonder if there is a wireless attachment for transmitting TC from BNC from one camera to another - then you don't to run cables like this.

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  • antonsvideo
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    when I use 2 cameras, I set one camera to external TC and I run a BNC lead from one TC out to TC in of the other, this way both will have the exact same TC

    however, sometimes the location does not allow this, like the entertainment centre where there is too much distance from one cam to the other to gaffer a BNC cable to prevent people from tripping, and proper USA made gaffer tape is not cheap

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  • peterC
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    Originally posted by antonsvideo View Post
    I always use your nevers :(

    but since I have never tried time/date mode, I am curious what happens if there are two 9:00am clips found on the tape, this is easily possible with corporate shoots which often take 3 days and only one 184min tape is used

    will edius batch capture recognize the day stamp as well, if yes, then all will be well
    Yes, as far as I am concerned. It will also tell, if on those different days at the same time, which of the loos you visited on corporate time at their expense.

    For 2 cam shoots (or more) I do the very best I can to have the date and time as close to same as possible. This is a handy aid for sync, whether rec in sync or out of. You have a pretty close ref point in Edius if you need to analyse clips through the clip properties> video tab dailogue

    Even free run is not totally reliable if you have that option from what I have been told so this is my workaround.

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  • antonsvideo
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    I always use your nevers :(

    but since I have never tried time/date mode, I am curious what happens if there are two 9:00am clips found on the tape, this is easily possible with corporate shoots which often take 3 days and only one 184min tape is used

    will edius batch capture recognize the day stamp as well, if yes, then all will be well

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  • peterC
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    G'day Anton. For me on DVCAM menu set to DATE/CAM. DATA CODE on. All is well

    my camera is set to regenerate TC mode, this allows me to maintain continuous TC and I always know how much time is left on tape
    You are saying you get no read in v/f or LCD of T/C run time on 'continuos' rec??
    My only issue to solve this in my approach is

    - never have t/c breaks on tape
    - never revert to zero t/c for any tape rec run

    So referring to cam feedback on tape t/c (red'd so far) works for me.

    I am sure you know all this though, so am a little confused unless you aren't using my 'nevers' approach above.

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  • antonsvideo
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    Originally posted by peterC View Post
    G'day Anton
    For me with DVCAM, camera menu set to Data Code, you will get all the info you need in the clip properties of a captured clip using Edius with split at record timecode etc set in your capture preferences.

    Gives you the time you stopped to go to the loo, and i think which one that was and where...........
    Hi Peter

    my camera is set to regenerate TC mode, this allows me to maintain continuous TC and I always know how much time is left on tape

    If I set to date/time mode, then things work as you say but things will become a mess and a guessing game to see how much time is left on tape

    I will do some testing and see how batch recapture will work when TC info is time/date, if it works well, then I may leave it like that if I go to P2 HPX500

    with DVCAM, I have no problems, scenes are automatically split during capture

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  • peterC
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    Originally posted by SRsupport View Post
    Dave it works.
    We use it often.
    But our source is dvcam not dvcpro.

    Steve
    Steve, are you saying you get a totally identically cloned DVCAM dub?
    If so, please pass the process to do this on to us. I for one would like to have it.

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  • peterC
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    G'day Dave.
    Anton when you record to DVCAM/DV, the hour/sec/date is recorded to the stream as well as the TC. We don't use Free Run either, but the time second changes, so this is when it comes in handy as each shot has it's own time/date stamp. When you record time stamped material back to tape, the date/time is retained, so when you recapture, it splits the clips as it would if you were capturing from the original tape. I tried this 3 times in a row with different footage, works everytime. DSR25 should work as good as the DSR11. Checking the properties of the files captured back from the second generation tape, the rec date and time are the same as the one from the tape.

    Uncheck everything except the last item in divide files. Hopefully your cameras are setup correctly for the time/date.
    I am having a little trouble following you on this, since it's been one for me in tape archive consolidation too.

    I don't fully understand how you are getting a totally cloned set of data as per original with dubbing? (I am referring to DVCAM to DVCAM in this instance)

    Not sure what you are trying to say with
    but the time second changes, so this is when it comes in handy as each shot has it's own time/date stamp.
    Can you elaborate?

    There are other methods for this as I see it, and not necessarily like it.
    1 record to disc as data file - blu ray or other. 'Other' requires some work though for data limits caveat. It's very cheap cost for cost/GB down here

    2 Leave on HDDs. Not as cheap and storage a problem - room, safety. But, the workflow is done once. At digitising.

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