I've been using my Intensity Pro to monitor HDV & SD out into 2 different monitors. When I'm monitoring an SD Anamorphic timeline in FCP, I need to have the intensity preferences & video output set to BM HD 1080i in order to see the video on my Sony PVM monitor with the correct aspect ratio. If I have the prefs set to off for down conversion, and have the video output (in FCP) set to BM NTSC 720x486 I get a good clean signal, but it's non anamorphic. Does this sound right? When I check color bars they are slightly different when in HD or SD, so I don't know if I can trust what I'm seeing.
Any suggestions/input would be great since i still haven't received a response from BlackMagic on my last problem. Thanks! Lee
Well, NTSC and HD will have different color values. That's normal.
For the downconversion, are you setting your monitor to anamorphic (16:9) playback? Most monitors i've seen play NTSC at 4:3 as a default, it's not your intensity card. NTSC has the same number of pixels in 4:3 or 16:9, so you need to tell the monitor to stretch it back to the aspect you are expecting.