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Jon Downs
Intensity Pro For External Monitoring
on Nov 4, 2012 at 4:13:23 am

Specs: Mac Pro, FCP7, OSX10.6

ProRes timelines: 1440x1080 or 1920x1080, 24fps or 30fps, progressive or interlaced


I'm currently using a DVI to HDMI cable to externally monitor my FCP timelines on a 50" plasma HDTV (just using the HDTV as a second computer monitor, obviously not ideal). Would running the same HDTV from a Black Magic Intensity Pro card (instead of the DVI to HDMI cable) result in a more accurate image in terms of color and contrast?

I know without a professional broadcast monitor, I'm not going to get a truly accurate image...but I'm just interesting in improving my current monitoring situation without spending too much money.

I'm also curious about the Matrox MXO2 Mini used in the same way. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!


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Paul Provost
Re: Intensity Pro For External Monitoring
on Nov 4, 2012 at 7:04:42 am

Absolutely any io device is going to give you an accurate output signal. But whether you display is accurate...
Even a consumer monitor can be calibrated to get you closer though.

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Leonard Levy
Re: Intensity Pro For External Monitoring
on Nov 16, 2012 at 8:09:17 pm

The Matrox MXO2 mini has tools for setting up color contrast etc on your HDMI monitor but it may not work at all with an HDMI to DVI adapter. Have to test it yourself. Also the monitor may or may not work with its set-up software. My Dell 2405 didn't work with HDMI and setup tools didn't work with component.



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