I am building a FCP/Kona LSe system & need advice on the best hardware waveform/vectorscope for me. I am working right now with Beta SP component video but see SD 4:2:2 over SDI in the near future.
I have been looking at new & used options from the following manufacturers: Tektronix, Videotek, Leader & Compuvideo.
So I wonder if anyone has advice about which brands are best, I would love to have guidance. I am very curious about Compuvideo because they are cheap -- are they to video scopes what Behringer is to audio gear: you get what you pay for?
Curious, are you looking into a traditional scope with a built-in CRT (or updated LCD) or are you open to a rasterizing scope that you'd hook up to a video monitor or better, a computer monitor?
Personally, I favor the rasterizing scopes much more. I ditched using CRT scopes about 5 years ago. What's nice too is that you can hook up any size display to them rather than being forced with always using a tiny built-in screen. Plus the rasterizers usually allow for multiple screens at once.
From what I'm aware of, Compuvideo doesn't have a rasterizer scope in their line up. Tektronix, Videotek, Leader and Magni do however.
Personally, I think they can be more accurate than the older CRT counterparts. One reason being that the good rasterizers usually have a lot of alarming options that are programmable. Also, the rasterizers that support a minimum of VGA output are at least 800x600 native resolution which allows for greater detail, including when you zoom in.