i am now in the position to maintain the rack at my new place of work. It a pretty small rack that services 3 FCP systems one of those being an online suite with a Kona card, it has 1 digibeta, betasp, dvcam, 3/4, a couple VHS decks and DVD burners for dubs, now it also has a Videotech VTM 200 Switcher that outputs to our only monitor with in the rack which is a CRT via a SVGA cable, the picture on this monitor looks pretty saturated and not all that good. we would like to place an NTSC monitor on this rack, we have a Sony Trinitron PVM14L2 that my boss has requested we put in the rack. My question is what is the best way to go SVGA off the switcher into the NTSC monitor. I have been looking at scan convertors and they all seem to range in price and what they do so I am a little confused, we would not like to spend over 1000.00 to get this to work.
Definitly do not convet from computer to NTSC; the result is always very poor. I would say, if you budget would allow, to go for a nice high end, wide aspect ratio monitor or even a plasma or LCD monitor. To help the color, get one the Spyder's from Colorvision (http://www.colorvision.com/products.shtml). They really do help to even out the oddities that you get with a LCD screen.