SD / HD Conundrum

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rogerowen

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SD / HD Conundrum

PostFri Feb 09, 2018 1:45 pm

Hi, Impoverished film maker needs help. I'm editing a short film 1080P on an old Avid Xpress pro with an SD Mojo, which is fine apart from the fact that I can't view my work on an external HD monitor as the signal from the Mojo is SD. Can I use a Black Magic micro converter (SDI - HDMI) to turn the signal from the Mojo SD to an HD image? I can see in the specs that it can handle SD, but not sure if it will convert to HD. Any guidance would be much appreciated.
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Andrew Kolakowski

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Re: SD / HD Conundrum

PostFri Feb 09, 2018 4:29 pm

If you work with HD project you want to monitor it in HD over HD capable card.
Instead of converter you can buy BM HD card ( they are cheap) and work natively in HD. Just check if your NLE supports them.
Upscaling SD to HD is about useless. Let TV upscale it- it will do better job than BM.

This:

SDI Video Rates
SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition, high definition level A and level B 3G-SDI.

suggest that it can do upscale on SD signal. Not 100% sure. Ask BM support.

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