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Old November 2nd, 2004, 06:04 PM   #1
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HDV Monitoring solution

Aloha,

I have ordered two of the new Sony HDR-FX1 cameras and I am wondering what's the best affordable solution for professional monitoring durring post production.

I am thinking of getting either a Decklink or Kona 2 HD I/O card for my G5.

For monitoring I am wondering which would be better

a 19" HD studio monitor with component HD in (JVC DT-V1910CGU)
http://pro.jvc.com/prof/Attributes/features.jsp?feature_id=01&tree=&itempath=&model_id=MDL101397

or

a 23" Apple cinema display with HDlink

or is there something else in the $3000-3500 price range that people would recommend? Something that doesn't require an HD I/O card would be nice, since I don't think we will be using the card for much more than monitoring.

We will be using it for editing, compositing, color correction, etc.
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Old November 20th, 2004, 10:11 PM   #2
 
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Dustin,
Sorry I missed you 2 weeks ago, I was in Honolulu for the Sony showcase. Check out the Sony Premiere monitors at Videolife, tell Hui I sent you.
These monitors work GREAT for HDV previewing.
I'd avoid the Decklink for now...
Using a DVI out, the premiere works great.
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 03:26 PM   #3
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Douglas,
When you say to use a DVI out, how do you get the video to the DVI out? Are you using a video card that displays your NLE video overlay to output full res to the DVI? Or are you just stretching the NLE video window the the full size of a 2nd monitor?

I am planning on using Adobe Premiere Pro with Cineform Aspect HD and would like to have a monitor preview full HDV quality, if that is possible.

Thanks.

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Old December 4th, 2004, 09:26 AM   #4
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Read this:

http://www.lafcpug.org/reviews/review_decklink.html

The Decklink + HDLink works superbly well. Did some tests converting HDV to uncompressed 1080i and playing back out and it worked great. I know lots of happy people with Decklink card - the Kona2 card was so delayed and still doesn't have all it's advertised features. Also, it's unknown wether the Kona2 card will work with a Nvidia 6800, whereas we know the Decklink HD Pro does.

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