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  • Outputting an SD tape with Kona 3 and Sony HVR25AU

  • Dave Boampong

    December 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Guys will I be able to output an SD tape (mini dv pal) from final cut pro 7 through the AJA Kona 3 to a Sony HVR 25 AU deck? I will be editing EX3 footage and converting to SD on the timeline.

    The post studio only has this set up.

    Any help will be appreciated.


  • Dave Boampong

    December 23, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Or will I still be able to access the Kona’s downconversion feature but record to the HVR 25AU via FireWire ?

  • Shane Ross

    December 24, 2010 at 3:46 am

    If you output via firewire, then you aren’t outputting via the Kona. Only when you output via SDI, Component or Composite. Make sure the deck is set to record DV, then connect it to the Kona via Component (or if it has SDI, use that), and then output via the Kona.


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  • Dave Boampong

    December 24, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Thank you Shane.

  • Paul Jay

    December 24, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Edit HD
    Video playback in FCP -> HD
    in AJA control panel
    Primary HD
    Secondary SD.
    This way you get the hardware downscaling from the AJA on your Component or SDI output.

  • Dave Boampong

    December 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks a million

  • Dave Boampong

    December 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Can I use component to s-video convertor cables to connect the Kona 3 to the Sony HVR25AU as this VTR does not have component or SDI inputs?

  • Joseph Owens

    December 31, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Kona3 analog outputs feature S-VHS (Y/C) outputs, so no conversion is necessary except wiring. Check your control panel for this option. You can also output Betacam Y/R-Y/B-Y if you have an SP deck.


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