FORUMS: list search recent posts

Monitoring without a deck

COW Forums : Blackmagic Design

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Chris Hardcastle
Monitoring without a deck
on Sep 30, 2008 at 1:24:08 pm

Hi, I'm in the process of setting up a new system using existing kit that has come from another studio.

I've got a G5 with a Decklink HD Pro 4:2:2 card (although it's called a Decklink HD Pro (Single Link) in the system prefs if that makes any difference)

At things stand at the moment I don't have a deck so I want to connect a broadcast monitor directly so I can use it in Final Cut Pro. I know that all this kit is compatible with each other as I've used in a different location. The only difference is I don't have a deck this time. I assumed that this would be OK but it doesn't seem to be happening.

I've got the output from the card going straight into the monitor and have tried various set ups but all I get a shash. It seems to be sending something but not a decent signal.

Is this even possible? Seems like it should be.

Thanks,
Chris





Return to posts index

Kristian Lam
Re: Monitoring without a deck
on Oct 1, 2008 at 11:41:28 pm

Hi,

Are you trying to monitor HD or SD?

Is this an SDI connection? Does your monitor have SDI inputs?





regards

Kristian Lam
Blackmagic Design


Return to posts index

Chris Hardcastle
Re: Monitoring without a deck
on Oct 6, 2008 at 11:45:36 am

Hi, yes SDI out of the card into the monitor. Trying to monitor SD. The monitor's a JVC TM-1700-PM.

I've had it working with this set up in the past except with a deck.

Thanks, Chris



Return to posts index


Margus Voll
Re: Monitoring without a deck
on Oct 6, 2008 at 7:06:05 am

Are you sure that you use right type of connections and you use output not input ?

Aslo see settings from "control panel" what you have selected as output.



--

Margus

http://iconstudios.eu


Return to posts index

Chris Hardcastle
Re: Monitoring without a deck
on Oct 6, 2008 at 12:03:49 pm

I've got the output from the card going into the input of the monitor via SDI (BNC). By control panel do you mean 'system prefs' on a mac? I've got two options in the output - Analogue Y, B-Y, R-Y or Analogue NTSC/PAL (Y out). I've tried both but no change.

Thanks,
Chris





Return to posts index

Margus Voll
Re: Monitoring without a deck
on Oct 6, 2008 at 12:56:09 pm

You should have SDI out in pref as you insert SDI to your monitor.

If you do not get SDI from your computer just connect computer output to analogue connectorsof your monitor. I assume that pref should say SDI otherwise no luck from eny position. SDI is digital.

I assume that you had analogue going to deck and sdi from there.
Now you have no deck to "convert" so you have to connect analogue.

--

Margus

http://iconstudios.eu


Return to posts index


Kristian Lam
Re: Monitoring without a deck
on Oct 7, 2008 at 12:04:47 am

I have a strong suspicion that the monitor is analog only. It has composite BNC inputs, not SDI.

You can confirm this but setting your output to Analogue NTSC/PAL (Y out) in the DeckLink preferences, take the Y output from the breakout cable of the card and connect it to your monitor.




regards

Kristian Lam
Blackmagic Design


Return to posts index

Chris Hardcastle
Re: Monitoring without a deck
on Oct 7, 2008 at 11:17:58 am

Hi,

I've tried that but no change I'm afraid.

Here are some pictures of my set up (not great as taken on my phone):





All I get is shash with this set up. And any others I've tried.

Thanks for your help so far.

Chris






Return to posts index

Kristian Lam
Re: Monitoring without a deck
on Oct 7, 2008 at 11:39:36 am

Hi,

The output you have connected on the card is definitely SDI and hence digital. The back of your monitor is composite analog. These 2 are not compatible. There should be a breakout cable that connects to the breakout port on the back of the card. You need to use the Y output connector on the breakout cable.

regards

Kristian Lam
Blackmagic Design


Return to posts index


Chris Hardcastle
Re: Monitoring without a deck
on Oct 7, 2008 at 12:57:35 pm

Thanks, I'll have a look at that.

Chris





Return to posts index

Chris Hardcastle
Re: Monitoring without a deck
on Oct 8, 2008 at 9:32:48 am

Hi Kristian,

yep, that did it. Thanks for your help.

Chris



Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]