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  • Petteri Evilampi

    February 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I have a BM-decklink card and recently I had to digitize some old vhs tapes. I just happened to be a bit lazy so I connected the composite video and audio cables direct to Decklink. Digitized some footage, and OH NO, every time there was bad drop-out or even the shortest brake on CTL on vhs tape the AUDIO ON MY FILE DRIFTED A BIT! And after few minutes audio and video were several frames out of sync!!
    Then I connected the TBC (Datavideo DAC-30) in between, and there was no problem. So that´s why You need a TBC with VHS, BETA Beta and U-Matic tapes!

    And do not use DV-codec!

  • Petteri Evilampi

    January 29, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    What is the frame rate of the EX footage? If it is the same as hdv, you have no need to use compressor.

  • Petteri Evilampi

    January 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    “Do these files work in FCP 6?” -Liam Lawyer

    If I have got it right they will not work at all in FCP 6. In FCP 6 you have two levels of ProRes: ProRes HQ and ProRes. No proxy or 4444 or what-ever-else-levels-there-is-in-7 and if I remember right it is not even possible to install those codecs to FCP 6.

  • Petteri Evilampi

    January 14, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I have had same problem several times. It seems that .wav files drift in some systems. And only in some FCP systems, not all!! And the solution is to export .aiff file from Protools, and bring that in to FCP. To my experience just transcoding .wav to .aiff in your editing Mac does not solve sync issue, you have to export it from Protools as .aiff.
    Strange, I know, but hey, these are computers and no one can understand them completely!

  • Petteri Evilampi

    December 16, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    If You have several codecs to archive, I would use Jpeg75. It is not supported editing codec in FCP but it is 4:2:2 full raster and really fully comparable to proress or uncompressed but it is about same size as DV. Why would almost all stock footage companies use this as their main delivery codec if it could not carry the quality?
    Of course it is always best to store those pictures as they were filmed but if You want to use just one codec, go Jpeg75!!

  • Petteri Evilampi

    December 8, 2009 at 8:55 am

    My wild guess is You are going to use some sort of computer for editing?
    So why not to use it for live capturing?
    You can use computer as a video recorder, didn´t You know?

  • Petteri Evilampi

    November 30, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    This is probably the most important thread in Cow forums.

    We are talking here about really, REALLY serious thing. We, audio/visual folk are just a tiny piece in this HUGE problem that is waiting to be solved by big companies like Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi, etc.

    What we are talking here is no less than how HISTORY will be written. People have been writing all their important knowledge on stone, leather, papyrus, paper and later on film. Now it is ALL in hard drives and magnetic tape. What will be left of this after not centuries later, but only few decades? NASA has admitted that they have already lost ALL data from moon flights!!


    Future generations will have huge difficulties to find out what was life like in our days if something really revolutionary data storage technology will not be invented in near future.

  • Petteri Evilampi

    November 28, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I that feeling… been there…
    Yep, it is now and then quite frustrating to try to find out delivery specs.
    Customers don´t know what they want but after the delivery they seem to know very well what they DON`T WANT!!!

  • Petteri Evilampi

    November 28, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Michael Gissing: “Sorry. Don’t agree at all. You are advising people to reduce their resolution.”

    Yes, I am. Result is anyway going to sd, if You bothered to read the original post at all.

  • Petteri Evilampi

    November 27, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    SD is interlaced indeed but broadcasting environment can handle progressive signal just like Batacam and DV-Cam can. In home most people have lcd or plasma and they will de-interlace all material anyway. So there is no reason to leave this delicate de-interlacing operation for some cheap chip from Taiwan. It´s better to do carefully and controlled in edit room. Results are better that way.

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