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  • Tue, Jun 8 2010 11:49 PM

    • ozeagle
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    Firewire vs HDMI

    I just bought a new laptop for MC4 and then MC5.  However, it does not have Firewire capability.  It has USB and HDMI ports.  Is MC5 going to allow HDMI connectivity?  If not, will it come with another MC version?

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  • Wed, Jun 9 2010 12:51 AM In reply to

    Buying a PC without firewire for editing isn't a wise choice.

    However you can add one or two from the PCMCIA port.

    But are you sure? Almost everything has one except netbooks.


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  • Wed, Jun 9 2010 12:55 AM In reply to

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    Re: Firewire vs HDMI

    Future functionality is something that won't be discussed in the forums. We generally only find out about new features a few weeks in advance of the release (and sometimes not even that long).

    MC5 adds HDMI preview support using the Matrox Mini. It doesn't support it directly (however, you'll probably be able to use the HDMI as a second monitor, so it may work in an indirect manner). There is no HDMI input support in MC5. The Matrox Mini has it's own capture utility, so you can capture outside of MC and then import.

    Most new laptops have Xpresscard slots (instead of PCMCIA slots). You can always get an Xpresscard Firewire adapter (that's what I did).

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  • Wed, Jun 9 2010 3:46 AM In reply to

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    Re: Firewire vs HDMI

    The laptop has USB 3.0 and 2.0, HDMI, WLAN on/off switch (not sure what that is) and E-SATA, but does not have Firewire.  I did not think of Firewire as my Sony video camera has HDMI and does not have Firewire.

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  • Wed, Jun 9 2010 4:17 AM In reply to

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    Re: Firewire vs HDMI

    Just a note of caution if you are thinking of using the HDMI port on the laptop - it may only be for output from the laptop. If you are thinking of using it for input, you might want to check and see if it's supported.

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  • Wed, Jun 9 2010 11:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: Firewire vs HDMI

    ozeagle:
    I did not think of Firewire as my Sony video camera has HDMI and does not have Firewire.
    It sounds like you have an AVCHD camera. In which case you neither need nor want Firewire or HDMI for input. MC5 imports and edits AVCHD. Just transfer the clips (as files) to your computer and then import into MC5. This is faster than ingesting the material over Firewire or HDMI.

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  • Wed, Jun 9 2010 2:07 PM In reply to

    Re: Firewire vs HDMI

    David,

    we don't know yet (at least I) if MC5 imports by fast import AVCHD files.

    Cause if it isn't this could be a long process of importing.

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  • Thu, Jun 10 2010 5:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: Firewire vs HDMI

    AVCHD does NOT fast import. However, on my system (quad 3Ghz) my sample clips import faster than real-time. However, I will add the caveat that I'm using small test clips and haven't tried this with an hour-long video.

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  • Tue, Jun 15 2010 11:23 AM In reply to

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    Re: Firewire vs HDMI

    I have now installed MC5.  From the laptop and outside MC5, I just accessed my Sony video camera hard drive with MS Explorer and copied the content (small test footage) to my external storage.  Then I used the import function from a bin in MC5 and copied to the timeline.  No problem.

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