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Old May 31st, 2008, 01:35 AM   #1
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Got a jvc bm-H1900SU.... now what

Due to some luck at a workplace raffle contest, I picked up our office's old broadcast monitor (jvc bm-H1900SU). It has 2 channels BNC, Y/C (DIN 4pin) RGB Analog (BNC) Component (D-9/Betacam/MII, BNC common to RGB). The question I have is, how do I make use of my computer's firewire port and Sony Vegas to use this as my color correction monitor? I might be able to use the s-video port on my computer, the monitor has s-video, but I don't know if that is the best way to connect it.

I have looked all over and it is harder than crap to find information about this. I completely understand if I need to be a few hundred dollar converter / adapter. No problem. Just so long as I don't destroy the quality of the signal and thus eliminate the whole point of having an SMPTE-C monitor.
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You can use a DV device like a camera to do digital->analog passthrough. Your camera should have S-video out.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #3
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You can use a DV device like a camera to do digital->analog passthrough. Your camera should have S-video out.
Glenn, thanks for responding!

So the s-Video inputs on the monitor are high enough quality that I don't need to connect via the BNC /YUV or whatever else there are back there?

My editing system (an alienware laptop) has an s-video out so I should be able to use that (depending on Vegas's ability to use the laptops s-video for external preview). I have never seen the s-video port as an external preview option so I suppose that is where using the GL2 as a passthrough and then the s-video out to monitor comes in.

I was hoping to not have to have the camera out any time I wanted to edit / use the monitor, but if I have to, then that is fine.

Also, how does this monitor stack up. Is it worth anything? Is it better than nothing? Is is a boat anchor (assuming it still functions, which I don't even know yet)?

Thanks again.
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