Converting DVCPRO 50 to HD

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I've been asked to upconvert DVCPRO 50 video to DVCPRO 100 video (Isn't that HD?). Any insight on the best way to go about this?
I've only been editing for a little more than a year and am basically self taught, so I know enough to be dangerous but not much more.
I'm working on a Mac Pro with Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Machine Model: MacPro1,1
Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
I have Final Cut Pro 5 and am using AJA Kona 3 card
Your Kona 3 card can do this as you capture it, and it's better than the next option I'll wager...
Once captured you can upconvert it simply by placing it in a DVCPROHD sequence, or you can export it to compressor and upconvert the clips that way.
By far however, the best way to upconvert SD to HD is to use a teranex box to do it. Pricey for the better ones...
Jerry
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