We have a Varicam and had purchased a Decklink HD PRO card and a Multibridge. So far the Multibridge has not yet shipped after several delays. I also have another problem with the Decklink – they support 720p at 24 but only at uncompressed rates – not great for offlines or simple edits where uncompressed is not required. The support for the DVCPROHD codec at 720p24 does not exist. We are considering dumping the Decklink and going to a Kona2, K-Box and an IO la instead. My question is does the Kona2 support 720p24 in DVCPROHD codec playout to HD-SDI and downconverted SD analog? I need to be able to monitor on a HD-SDI monitor and also make analog SD downconverted outputs, will this setup work?
I understand there is new support for up-converting SD to HD in the Kona2, is this only for SDI inputs?
the kona 2 supports dvcpro HD fully! that would be in every manner–up convert to it, downconvert from it, etc…plus accelerates it in the timeline through FCP realtime extreme architecture…
23.98 is the magical framerate in FCP, this is an FCP thing.
kona 2 has 3 outputs which are all part of the hardware structure–you can go HD SDI out to the deck, HD SDI to an HDP flatpanel or directly to an SDI/HD SDI display while still doing an NTSC monitor with downconvert. all without taxing your processor. run the CPU monitor test to see for yourself! all just by pressing play in the timeline.
the upres is based on HD SDI/SDI input, but kona 2 will ingest analog/component through the HD-SDI of the KONA with an AJA D10AD converter for the video signal can accomodate this and the kona 2 should be able to upconvert this.