Capturing HD via firewire


Capturing HD via firewire is the same process as capturing SD, it will just be a much larger file. Premiere pro CS3 will alow you to capture and edit HD footage via firewire (IEEE). My concern is that since you will be showing most of your work on the web, are you sure you want to upload HD files? They are very large and can take awhile to download even when they are compressed WMV HD files or H.264 HD files. Most stuff on the internet is SD even if it was shot on HD because it is much faster and easier to view the files.

I don’t want to discourage you from buying an HD camera, I just think you’d be wasting your money if all you intend to do is show SD on the web. Also, you may want to make sure that you have the equipment capable of utilizing the HD footage when you show your corporate updates, if not you’d be wasting your money on HD quality that will not be seen.

I think HD is great and if you aren’t really concerned with price, by all means get an HD camera. It is very easy to convert any HD footage to SD if need be. Just set your NLE’s export settings to whatever you want. You can even capture SD footage via firewire (IEEE) directly from sony’s HVR-V1U HD camera on the fly with a flip of a switch. I hopes this helps you… If you have anymore questions, concerns or need more information, I’d be happy to help.

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