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  • Kona LHI and Sony DVW A500

     Doug Beal updated 9 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
  • Eddie Stein

    December 22, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Thank you Creative Cow members in advance for reading/responding to my post.

    I am looking to purchase a Sony DVWA500 Digital Betacam deck. The deck has serial digital V/A interface (SMPTE 259M). Built-in A/D and D/A converters for both audio and video signals allow for direct interfacing with analog equipment. We are looking to digitize Betacam SP and Digitbeta as well as output to Digibeta.

    Currently we have a MacPro 2.26ghz, Aja Kona LHI breakout box and Final Cut Pro 7. Can anybody tell me if they think this configuration is problematic?

    Thank you so much for your thoughts.


    Thank you very much.

  • Chad Tingle

    December 27, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    You shouldn’t have any problems at all!!!

    Chad Tingle

  • Eddie Stein

    December 27, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Thank you for your message and happy new year.

  • Doug Beal

    December 28, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    The A500 will play BSP but be forewarned BSP tapes will dirty up your heads a lot faster than dbeta.Be careful especially with older or improperly stored tapes. It’s cheaper to run a component to SDI converter and analog to AES converter on your SP deck than to get your A500 rebuilt. That said, the DVW A500 is the workhorse of SD.

    Doug Beal
    Editor / Engineer
    Rock Creative Images
    Nashville TN

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