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#1 Daniel Stilling DFF

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:28 PM

Hey guys,

I was hoping someone has some expertise on post side of things.
I have a bunch HD footage that I shot, recorded on my DVR from some features and TV shows. The DVR has HDMI out. How do I get it from the box to my MacBook pro in full HD resolution?

Thx!

Dan
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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:49 PM

Hey guys,

I was hoping someone has some expertise on post side of things.
I have a bunch HD footage that I shot, recorded on my DVR from some features and TV shows. The DVR has HDMI out. How do I get it from the box to my MacBook pro in full HD resolution?

Thx!

Dan



I'm sure that Sydney Seeber will tell you that you don't need that level of "Codec" for your reel....

Seriously, I'd be interested in what you find out, for some reason I think that the output of DVR's is a protected HDMI which limits copying
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#3 Charles Papert

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:28 PM

For a while I had to either drag the DVR down to my office or my Mac Pro up to the living room to capture stuff for my reel via the HDMI input on the $199Blackmagic Intensity Pro video card. That doesn't help you with your Macbook Pro (but maybe it will help someone else who have the desktop computer).

More recently I've been using a Convergent Designs Nanoflash to capture right at the DVR, then transfer the files via card reader. Much more efficient, and would work with the laptop. However--costly. Most if not all of the new capture devices that were shown at NAB have HDMI inputs so if you end up with one of those as an onboard deck, there you go.

For under $500, you can get the Matrox MXO2 Mini that will connect to your MacbookPro with the Expresscard and has a variety of inputs including HDMI.

DVR files don't seem to have DRM issues that I've seen. I've never attempted to burn that footage to Bluray but it works fine in FCP etc.
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#4 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:33 PM

Dare I say.... The Black Magic Shuttle has a HDMI input....
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#5 Thomas K. Jensen

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:59 PM

The AJA IO Express is also a PCI express solution with alot of connections - and it's only $995
http://www.aja.com/p.../io-express.php

If your Macbook is one of the newer ones, that has Thundebolt, then the Black Magic UltraStudio 3D is also an option. Also $995 and it does 3D
http://www.blackmagi.../ultrastudio3d/
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#6 Daniel Stilling DFF

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 08:39 PM

Hey Guys,

As an update to this issue, I ended up purchasing an Atomos Ninja, since I shoot a lot of my AF100, So it turned out to be a multi use device.
Capturing footage from my DVR was a breeze. I was concerned about copyright blocking, but there was no issue, and I got all the footage in my hard drive. Now on to cutting new reels...
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