question: I need to get uncompressed digital video recorded to a hard drive for the purpose of developing compression algorithms. I need a portable solution. High-def is not required.
The user has come through with more information. He needs a portable solution and he wants a camcorder. Purchasing the footage is not an option. He has a budget of less than $20K.
I've received conflicting advice from the professionals I've called.
One group recommends using a Canon XHG1
with the AJA Io
and a Mac Pro writing to an external hard drive via Firewire 800. This will require power for the external drive and the Io, which is sub-optimal.
Another recommends using the Panasonic HVX-200
(Flash alert) with 8GB P2 cards, but from what I can tell, this records as DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV which, I believe, is compressed.
The Blackmagic card mentioned in my earlier question would be perfect if it didn't require a desktop machine.
Are either of these options going to give me what I want? Are there other options I should be considering?