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Guillermo Ibanez February 5th, 2014 04:39 AM

Broadcast monitor Connection
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I've recently been given a Sony Broadcast monitor (picture of the back attached) which I'm planning to use for color correction and general viewing device. so a couple of questions:

- I think I need some sort of interface to plug the computer to the monitor? Would something like the
DeckLink Mini Monitor or DeckLink SDI work?
Blackmagic Design: DeckLink Models

- On that case, whats the difference between them?

thanks in advance!


Edward Carlson February 5th, 2014 10:45 AM

Re: Broadcast monitor Connection
This monitor only has composite and component video inputs. You will need a video interface that outputs wither one of these signals. The DeckLink Studio can output composite, but it is standard definition.

Guillermo Ibanez February 5th, 2014 11:18 AM

Re: Broadcast monitor Connection
Thanks for your reply.

Sorry for the ignorance but I'm getting a bit confused. I thought that the monitor was SD anyway so does it matter if the video interface only outputs SD signal?


Edward Carlson February 5th, 2014 11:41 AM

Re: Broadcast monitor Connection
Yes, exactly. Composite is SD, so you need to output SD. Most modern cards output HD, since HD is the current standard.

Jeff Pulera February 5th, 2014 03:11 PM

Re: Broadcast monitor Connection
Hi Guillermo,

You said in another posting that you do 100% HD editing, so this is NOT the monitor for you. Yes, output devices like BlackMagic and Matrox may be able to convert HD > SD, but then you have a small, letterboxed SD video, too small to properly view and also the SD and HD colorspace is different. Just a bad idea.

I didn't see what NLE you use, assuming Premiere? You can simply set up a second computer display as a full-screen HD preview, and that display could be color-calibrated using available tools. Or a unit like the Matrox MXO2 Mini comes with an HDMI calibration software. But definitely monitor your HD as HD.


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