2007 December 27th, 05:15
BlackMagic Intensity Final Cut Pro & PAL
So I'm thinking about getting the blackmagic intensity to go in a Mac Pro.
I'll be using a Canon HV20 to shoot green-screen work, going out through the HDMI output to the Intensity's HDMI input.
1) Do I understand correctly, that I will be able to record straight to Apple ProRes422 format? - without having to buy any extra cineform codec?
It should be possible to record 1080i50 with the above set-up right?
2) Is 1080i50 the best recording format for green screen work?
3)Is it better than 1080p25?
And if 1080p25 is better,
4) Can I capture 1080p25 with the above set-up
2007 December 27th, 08:26
Since HV20 HDMI output give maximum 1080i.
When we set HDV(PF25) mode and capture with Intensity card
this mode allows disposes of interlasing effect, becouse odd and even lines
takes from one original frame.
2008 January 2nd, 11:18
1) Yes, from what I know, as long as you're RAID is fast enough (ProRes 422 can be 220Mb/s ~ nearly 30MB/s, possible with any 2-drive Raid 0)
You have a Mac Pro, which is necessary to capture in ProRes according to Apple.
2) 3) 4) 1080i50 can be made to 1080p25 without any problems. I wouldn't even know if it looks different on a monitor. Does someone have experience with this? Of course the editing in FCS would be different, which is why i'd use a 25p timeline. Whether the HV20 outputs through HDMI as 25p or 50i i wouldn't know.
Last edited by johnnym; 2008 January 2nd at 12:03.
2008 January 2nd, 18:00
So I think I'd set the HV20 to do 1080p25 which is actually 1080p25 over 50i
Intensity will pick it up as 1080i50 (as it can't do 1080p25 natively)
Then I can de-interlace the ProRes422 1080i50 file and I will have 1080p25 again, but in beautiful ProRes422 clarity right?