I've recently bought the Canon HV30 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4.
My PC specs are:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
I make video installations and the quality of the video is
important for my work.
I've tried to capture HD footage with Premiere Pro CS4 from
the HV30 via firewire and the footage that I got was a
compressed MPEG (1440x1080 progressive, 25fps).
Not only I am not happy with the 'compressed' aspect of the
captured footage (I need it to be uncompressed), but even the
compressed version cannot be displayed or edited in real time.
I've tried to change the HDV capture setting in Premiere but
they are not available. Is this because my PC cannot capture/edit
the uncompressed HD footage?
I've done some research on the subject and I think I have to buy a
capture card in order to capture uncompressed HD footage and
edit it in real time.
Since I've spent a lot of money on the Canon and Premiere, I can
only afford an average capture card.
I've found the AJA XENA HS
SD PCI CAPTURE / PLAYBACK CARD, which, if I've understood
correctly, does exactly what I've mentioned above.
( Xena HS - 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee - Safe Harbor 800-544-6599 )
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated!
Many thanks in advance