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Old 03-26-2008, 03:57 AM   #1
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Default Portable HDMI capture when?

Cineform has been working on one. http://www.cineform.com/products/CineFormRecorder.htm
Grass Valley should do the same thing with the Canopus HQ codec. They would sell a lot of these.
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:33 AM   #2
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Well, though this is an indirect solution, the new ADVC-HD50 could be used to convert HDMI to HDV, which can be captured in HQ on-the-fly in EDIUS. That's almost a portable HDMI -> HQ solution....

I just don't know about the viability of an external Pegasus at this point as the demand currently for the internal version is fairly minimal. Maybe once the video editing world in general takes more notice of the power and quality of the HQ codec, something may be considered. Just my thoughts.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:39 AM   #3
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If they would make it Edius Compatible this would change !
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:19 AM   #4
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Default ADVC-HD50 is fully compatible with EDIUS

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If they would make it Edius Compatible this would change !
Actually, it does. The ADVC-HD50 treats the HDMI output, as if it was a Live HDV Signal.

So, if you use EDIUS, all you would need to do, is to plug the HDMI source into the HD50, and the IEEE1394 cable into the PC. Then, from EDIUS (or any HDV compatible video editing software, including Mac software) you capture from a HDV source, at 1440x1920 50/60i or 720p.

If you are using EDIUS, you can choose to capture the video as MPEG2-TS or using the HQ CODEC, and then you should see a live video stream from your HDMI source.

To give you an idea on how easy this can be, I was able to capture 30 mins of HD video (1080i) from a Cannon AVCHD Camera, using an Apple ibook, dual boot using EDIUS Neo under Windows XP, without any frame drops or breaks in the capture stream.

We have also been able to capture a 5 hour 1080i video stream on a PC, again without any frame drops for interruptions.

Now imagine trying to take in 5 hours of a single stream AVCHD Video, and trying to convert the video to a editable format, just so you trim the video down to 5-10 mins, only to have your PC crash 6 hours into the conversion! With the HD50, you may need to wait the 5 hours to capture 5 hours of video, but you start out with an editable video file.
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:38 AM   #5
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Actually my earlier "statement" was not clear enough, it was in regards to the "internal" Pegasus Board being Edius compatible.
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:19 PM   #6
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To be fair, Pegasus is more akin to our MVR series of MPEG capture boards - it's just that Pegasus is capturing Canopus HQ instead, for use in virtually any application that supports video...NOT JUST EDIUS.

With that said, the direct-to-HQ technology featured with Pegasus opens up plenty of opportunities for the future. We are very aware that people are pining for an EDIUS HDMI-based solution.
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:18 AM   #7
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I love the video from my new Sony SR11 but doing anything with AVCHD is painfully slow!!!!!! A replacement for my DVRaptor RT2 with HDMI ( in and out and forget analogue connections. Just iLink and HDMI in and HDMI out for monitoring) , with hardware transcoding to HQ on any input or from a file on the PC would be great. In other words a Blackmagic Intensity card with the HQ transcoder. Leaving off all the analogue stuff should save quite a bit of money and design issues.

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Old 04-13-2008, 07:11 PM   #8
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Default ADVC-HD50 is for yesterday's Cams.....

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ADVC-HD50 max. = 1440x1920 50/60i or 720p.
that is the format from yesterday's Cams........present-day AVCHD Cams formats is 1920x1080 ....(like my sr11)

so it needs the "full-HD ADVC-HD5xxx"
and a lot of "martyred AVCHD-Cam user" ,on both sides from the big ocean , would kiss the feet from the GV-product development manager .....

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But how do you transfer 1920x1080i over FireWire? It's not HDV at that point, so then you run into the same problem as the AVCHD cameras have to begin with - the editing suite can't handle it.
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But how do you transfer 1920x1080i over FireWire?
HDMI in >> USB2.0 out ???
HDMI in >> eSATA out ???

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