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boon_eugene
07-23-2007, 09:29 PM
O.k, we have ordered the SX-SDI but seem that Newtek has ran out of stock and we need a quick solution. so here is the question,

can we convert the SDI input to firewire as video input, without any delay and vise visa. Has anyone tested with it? please share thank you.

rbartlett
07-24-2007, 05:26 AM
firewire (from the camcorder, any adaptation unit and VT's perspective) isn't a good low latency option. You'll get delay.

Analog (Y'PbPr, Y/C or composite) is less likely to be an issue and rarely shows up as a problem quality wise.

The same answer can be used for live-switching or post production, but of course in 'post' you might well try to stay digital all the way through. Well, after the CCD anyway.