Decklink vs Kona

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dollystereo, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. dollystereo macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2004
    Im looking for a Video Card for my G5, to be able to work in HDV and capture from Beta and downstream to Beta. I want my system to work fast, and be able to do realtime HD editing in FCP. I think the 2 cards are the same thing, wich one is better?
    Anyone here has any of this cards, working in HD or HDV?
    (I am going to put this card in my PCI-X G5)
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Probably not the best forum to ask a Q like this.

    I'd try the cow or

  3. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    Both Kona and Decklink offer a variety of cards for working with just about all types of video formats - there's not just two to choose from.

    HDV can be captured via Firewire so you don't need a card for that, however, for BetaSP you'd need a card that could ingest and output a component signal or SDI, depending on your Beta deck's capabilities. Or you could convert the Beta deck's composite or YC output to DV (using a compatible DV device) and capture via Firewire.


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