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Old June 19th, 2006, 02:11 PM   #1
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How To Hook Up external NTCS w/BNC to mac using Final Cut

I am needing to know what I need to do to hook up an external NTSC monitor that has BNC inputs, to my G5 computer. I am using Final Cut Pro 5
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Old June 19th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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You will need a capture card with BNC outputs, like the Decklink Extreme or AJA I/O (or KONA if you are working in HD) or Aurora PipePro Studio.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 08:47 PM   #3
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What format are the BNC inputs supporting? I think they are used for different things, like component, s-video and even composite video on different monitors. Is it a high definition monitor or standard definition?

If working in standard definition a box like this will give you the choice of component, composite and s-video for less than a capture card. It connects to your computer via firewire. You would then just need some BNC to RCA adaptors which can be cheaply purchased at Radio Shack.

http://www.adstech.com/products/API-...sp?pid=API-555

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
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Old June 19th, 2006, 10:42 PM   #4
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It is a standard def monitor NTSC
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Old June 19th, 2006, 10:49 PM   #5
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I am not looking for a way to capture. I can use firewire from my camera. I just want to use the monitor for playback while in final cut pro... Is this posible
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Old June 20th, 2006, 12:57 AM   #6
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If the BNC is for a component signal (3 cables to carry the video signal), then you need a device that can convert digital (i.e. uncompressed 4:2:2) --> component. Aja, Blackmagic, Aurora, Bluefish are some of the hardware manufacturers that do this.

If your monitor has a Y/C or S-video input, you can use that. You just need a S-video cable.

If the monitor has a composite input, get a BNC-RCA adapter. Make sure it's the right combination of male/female. The composite input is the lower quality, but it'll also show you chroma crawl (which you may want to monitor for).
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Old June 29th, 2006, 10:15 AM   #7
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if you're working with dv, your camera or deck will convert the g5's firewire output to analog video. most cams and decks will only give you composite and sometimes s-video outputs. if your camera's "av output" is the type that's a 4-conductor mini-plug on one end and 3 rca plugs (yellow, white, and red,) then go to radio suk and get yourself a bnc to phono adaptor. radio suk catalog number 278-254. here's what it looks like:
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=family

connect your camera/deck to the mac with a 4 to 6 pin firewire cable. connect the camera/deck's av outs to the camera.
plug the yellow rca output into the above adaptor and connect it to your monitor. if you're using a camera, it'll need to be powered on and in vcr/playback mode.

this is assuming that we're talking about a composite signal. if the monitoor's video input is just a single bnc connector, then it's composite. if you want to get a component signal to your monitor, then you need a conversion card.
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