In both Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro, the V4HD provides
hardware-accelerated capture and playback of DVCProHD, DVCPro50 and DVCPro25
video streams, plus 8- and 10-bit uncompressed SD — all with convenient
plug-and-play FireWire connectivity and CPU-efficient intra-frame editing.
The V4HD is ideal for a DVCProHD/P2 workflow because you can immediately play
back P2 clips (either imported or ingested) with no transcoding necessary.
Conversely, you can connect any SD or HD video source such as an HDV camera,
legacy video deck or DVD player and then capture it directly as a DVCProHD clip
in Final Cut or Premiere. Many cameras now feed their uncompressed SDI or
component output directly from the camera's optics and imager, before
compression, for the best-possible picture quality during capture with the V4HD.
Need to bring SD material into your HD project? The V4HD even provides
hardware-accelerated SD-to-HD up conversion for capturing SD sources in DVCProHD
As you edit, monitor your timeline on multiple HD and SD displays
simultaneously with the V4HD's hardware-accelerated up-conversion,
down-conversion and pull-down insertion or removal. Watch a variety of display
formats side by side, from the pixel-for-pixel accuracy of a large plasma
screen, to the color-corrected balance of an LCD reference monitor, to the
real-world look of a consumer display. Use 32 channels of audio I/O to capture,
monitor, mix and master multichannel surround sound for your productions at
sample rates up to 192 kHz. Employ Sony 9-pin machine control for advanced Batch
Capture and Edit to Tape operations. Keep everything frame-accurate using time
code, video reference and audio word clock.
The V4HD delivers all this with one simple FireWire 400 or 800 connection —
even to a laptop computer. With the V4HD handling video I/O via FireWire, your
laptop's expansion slot can be used for high-performance video storage
From start to finish, the V4HD streamlines your video production workflow,
with unified control over all your video gear from your computer