Originally Posted by Geert van den Berg
WIth a J-30, if you capture via SDI you can capture 4 channels of audio at once! Might be an economical upgrade to buy a card with SDI input for the computer if you have to load lots of material...
We do indeed capture everthing at once. We pass the SDI signal through a Lynx P DX 3214 D De-embedder and obtain the four audio channels in AES/EBU format, which we record into PT, slaved to SMPTE.
In parallel, we capture the video (with no audio) with BTV via Firewire, and once finished, spot it to the PT timeline.
A quicker alternative would be to have a Mojo SDI, but AFAIK it captures in a very specific avid codec(mxf), which is an overkill for our requirements & would force us to have one in every room... not cheap!