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Old March 17th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #1
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Dumb, dumb question...

... but I'm really lost here.

I have acquired my very first real monitor. It has all the BNC inputs and composite as well. However, my graphics card in the PC has the following outputs> DVI, HDMI and S-video.

Now my question is - how/what does it take to connect the monitor to the graphics card? I want to edit on my normal flatscreen monitor in Premiere, and then see the preview on the CRT monitor.

It may or may not be simple to do, but at the moment I'm totally lost for ideas (and enough knowlegde), so ANY help will be much appreciated.

I only need to check the quality of the takes on the CRT monitor (working in News broadcast there's not time to much "polishing" of the clips), so I don't really NEED the options of for example a Matrox or Extreme card - but if that's what's needed, so be it.

But basically I would be looking for either a cable solution or a sort of breakout box solution - again - I have NO idea of what will be needed to marry the two pieces of hardware.

HELP!!!!

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Old March 18th, 2008, 01:25 AM   #2
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You can connect your video card to the monitor with an s-video to composite adapter.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 03:24 PM   #3
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Really that simple?

Will give it a try - and thanks, Robert - You made my day :-)

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Old March 19th, 2008, 12:13 AM   #4
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I believe you will also have to adjust the display settings on your computer to tell the graphics card that you have a monitor attached (it will probably be "tv" in the card drivers). Basically enabling "tv out".
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Old March 19th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #5
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Hi Vito,

Will try that too. I DO have a TV Out choice in the Nvidia control panel.

Thanks

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Old March 20th, 2008, 06:35 AM   #6
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You can connect your video card to the monitor with an s-video to composite adapter.
You sure about that? I understood that the signals are very different. There are some computers (and probably video cards) that have special s-video connectors that also include pins for composite video, that you can access via a dongle. However, i think there is quite a bit more than a simple adapter to connect a true svhs signal to a composite input.

... or i'm wrong.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 10:59 PM   #7
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You can convert the signal but it may degrade the video quality and the color. You want the CRT to be as accurate as possible. If it's good and calibrated properly it will be as accurate as the signal you're feeding.

Graphics cards with S-video out are generally not the most accurate kind.


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Really that simple?

Will give it a try - and thanks, Robert - You made my day :-)

Kind regards

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