How DO you load HDV on your PC?

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      Do you load HD video on your PC with firewire or is there an HDMI port you can buy for PC?

    • #183105
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      The answer is yes.Blackmagic makes a card that will capture HDMI but it does this uncompressed and they recommend a pretty expensive setup to do so; something like 7 drives in RAID 0.To capture with the firewire you just need a program that can capture HDV.

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      Firewire is the easiest way. Double check to make sure you’re computer has at least the minimum requirements of the editing software–HDV will need a faster processor than standard definition.

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      Do you load HD video on your PC with firewire or is there an HDMI port you can buy for PC?

      Well, it first depends if your camcorder has an HDMI port, as not all do. All digital camcorders, reguardless of being SD or HD should have a firewire (IEEE 1394) port, and that is the recommended method of “capturing” to your computer

      I know that the Canon HV20/HV30’s do have an HDMI port, however, if you have already recorded to tape, and you are trying to send to the computer…..then the HDMI will give you no better quality than the firewire port, as the footage has already been compressed to the DV standard (HD=1440×1080).

      To take full advantage of HDMI on those camcorders, you need to do a “live capture” directly to the computer (skipping recording to the tape), however it will require a faster computer with larger hard drives. You should then be able to get the full 1920×1080 HD footage with 4:2:2 colorspace.

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