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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #1
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Monitoring Video With iMac?

I'm currently editing on a PC with Premiere Pro 1.5 and I have a little TV next to my computer. Can I do this using an iMac with Premiere Pro CS4?

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Old July 8th, 2009, 10:51 AM   #2
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Yes, you should be able to send your video over Firewire, through a deck/camera/Firewire converter that has analog outputs, to your TV.

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Old July 8th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #3
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Yes, you should be able to send your video over Firewire, through a deck/camera/Firewire converter that has analog outputs, to your TV.

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I currently have a Sony DSR-11 deck and that's what I've been using...I just wasn't sure if that would affect the 16x9 footage I would be editing. I would plan on having my monitor to be an LCD widescreen TV...would the aspect ration on the monitor be correct?

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would the aspect ratio on the monitor be correct?
Yes, if your TV has the ability to stretch a 4x3 signal out to fit the 16x9 screen. DV and DVCam footage shot in widescreen actually records to tape as standard 720x480 at a 4x3 aspect ratio NTSC. Look at the footage on a 4x3 monitor, everyone looks tall and skinny. Look at it on a 16x9 monitor with a "Stretch" mode, and it looks perfect.

The (discontinued) DSR-11 did not inherently deal with widescreen footage, so there's no letterbox output for 4x3 monitors or similar controls. But, like I said, your LCD monitor probably has a setting that will work.
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