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  • 720p to 1080p output. Strobing. And non-drop.

    Posted by Neil Sadwelkar on March 10, 2006 at 3:52 am

    I’ve posted this at the BM forum as well, but am reposting in case someon here may have a clue…

    I have a Quncktime uncompressed 10 bit 720p23.98 timeline. I can play it on a Panasonic HD monitor as 720p23.98 or as 1080p23.98 using up-conversion in the card, I guess. Both look fine.

    But when I connect to a D5 deck (Panasonic 3700), only the 720p looks fine. The 1080 strobes somewhat.

    Also, the deck can only record as 720p59.94 with the 720 signal I’m feeding. AND, the client wants a transfer at 720p59.94 but with non-drop time code.

    I’m from a PAL place, sot this is making my head swim a bit. Anyone with any ideas?

    Basically, my timeline is 720p23.98. What are the various recording options I have with D-5.

    Neil

    Dom Silverio replied 18 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Walter Biscardi

    March 10, 2006 at 11:32 am

    [Neil Sadwelkar] “I have a Quncktime uncompressed 10 bit 720p23.98 timeline. I can play it on a Panasonic HD monitor as 720p23.98 or as 1080p23.98 using up-conversion in the card, I guess. Both look fine.

    But when I connect to a D5 deck (Panasonic 3700), only the 720p looks fine. The 1080 strobes somewhat.”

    Does the BMD card do a true cross-convert from 720 to 1080 or is your monitor doing this?

    [Neil Sadwelkar] “Basically, my timeline is 720p23.98. What are the various recording options I have with D-5.”

    D5 does accept 24p so you can lay off your 23.98 timeline directly to the D5 unless your final delivery has to be 1080. When I deliver 1080 here in the states it always has to be HDCAM, not D5.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    https://www.biscardicreative.com

    Director, “The Rough Cut”
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  • Neil Sadwelkar

    March 10, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    [walter biscardi] “Does the BMD card do a true cross-convert from 720 to 1080 or is your monitor doing this?”

    I think it is the card. When I switch from 720 to 1080 via the easy setup, the monitor OSD reports the resolution. Likewise when I switch back to 720. Maybe its psF not true P or something like that.

    If I keep my out at 720, the deck doesn’t allow 1080 to be an option.

    Neil

  • Walter Biscardi

    March 10, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    Unless your card is doing a true cross convert of 720 to 1080 then it probably would cause some issues with your output to tape.

    I can manually switch my Kona 2 from 720 to 1080i but I’m forcing it to play back the material in a non-native state and it doesn’t look very good. My Monitor will show that it’s now receiving 1080i, but the K2 does not do a true cross-convert of 720 to 1080i or vice-versa.

    My 1200A deck does. So I’m just wondering if your card is doing the true cross-convert or if you’re just manually switching the output and while it looks decent on your monitor, it won’t look correct going to tape.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    https://www.biscardicreative.com

    Director, “The Rough Cut”
    https://www.theroughcutmovie.com

    Now Posting “Good Eats” in HD for the Food Network

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

  • Dom Silverio

    March 10, 2006 at 8:29 pm

    It is likely you need a Tri-Level sync.

  • Neil Sadwelkar

    March 12, 2006 at 6:39 am

    I have tri-level sync connected. My house sync is tri-level. It also goes to 2 other FCPs, 2 Avids, 3 smoke, 2 flame, 1 backdraft, one telecine, one lustre. So its definitely there.

    With the same FCP system I did manage to make a tape out to D-5 as 720p59.94 (that’s what the deck was set to) Program was 90 mins. And FCP played out flawlwessly.

    Neil

  • Dom Silverio

    March 13, 2006 at 2:22 pm

    What is your tri-level sync set as?

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