I am currently using a DVI to HDMI cable to output an HD video image to a Panasonic HD LCD using the Digital Cinema Desktop Preview from Final Cut and it all works fine. My question is, how do I get this same functionality from After Effects CS4? Though Digital Cinema Desktop Preview is an option in the AE Video Preview preferences it does not work at all consistently (I understand that it only appears because FCP is installed and not because Adobe supports it). Would using a Blackmagic Intensity Pro card give me what I want? I understand that a Matrox MXO2 Mini would do the trick, but I am just a hobbyist and don't really need the critical color correction capabilities of that box and would rather save some money.
Also, would the Intensity Pro card allow me to use the Panasonic TV as an extended desktop monitor as my current configuration does?
I'm going to cross-post this in the Final Cut forum also for best exposure.