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Old January 7th, 2007, 08:15 AM   #1
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I have just entered HDV editing on Mac.

I have a MacPro setup with 2 cinema displays.

Which hardware (PCI card ?) do I need to have the second display sow a HD preview, while the other one shows the timeline and the tools ?
I also have a SD 4:3 videomonitor that I would like to use for showing a live (downscaled) SD preview of my FCP output.

I have read something about AJA Kona LHe and Blackmagic's Decklink HD Pro card and their HD-Link box that can display a preview on a cinema display.

Can someone tell me - what do I need here??
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Old January 7th, 2007, 11:59 AM   #2
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You can use digital cinema desktop preview for live preview on your 2nd cinema display. No additional cards needed.
For normal TV SD preview a Decklink SP will do.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 05:12 AM   #3
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For previewing to a dedicated external monitor you'll need something like an AJA Kona LH or Blackmagic Decklink capture card.

The new Matrox MXO will also do a similar thing

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