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Joseph Murray
New MacPro to JVC DT-V20L1U 20" (hdmi to component)
on Sep 10, 2014 at 2:56:05 pm

Is there a "correct" way to connect a new MacPro to a JVC DT-V20L1U 20" display for critical color correction? Up to now I've connected thru the analog output of my Intensity Pro card in my 2010 12 core.

Joe Murray
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Int'l Cinematographers Guild -Director of Photography
http://www.nativesonsfilms.com



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Joseph Owens
Re: New MacPro to JVC DT-V20L1U 20" (hdmi to component)
on Sep 10, 2014 at 5:23:15 pm

Couple of things...

If this is the correct monitor...

HD resolution — 1680 x 945 images
Wide SXGA, 16:10 pixel array 1680 x 1050 with built-in UMD
HD signal inputs: DVI-D, Component & RGB
Accepts 1080/24psf signals

Seems like there are better choices for critical grade monitoring.

JVC's archive support site suggests: Users who require HD-SDI connections may use an external HD-SDI converter such as the nanoView™, or should consider JVC's DT-V20L1DU.

Which is essentially the same monitor with SDI BNC-inputs. Apparently there is calibration software available to a qualified group of users, but still requires a third party probe.... it seems to just get worse and worse as I go. Older JVC displays did suffer from extremely limited angle-of-view issues, that is, tilting your head would change the perceived display values... if you are trying to find a use for an older or inherited device, with what's available today, likely it will only be worth your effort if you are trying to do this for your own edification. My clients wouldn't be at all happy with me if I suggested that this is what I would be doing for my commercial studio.

As far as

[Joseph Murray] "Is there a "correct" way to connect a new MacPro"

You would likely need to either put together a chain of converters from DVI-D or Thunderbolt (daunting task to keep all the conversions under control) and/or try to install some kind of LUT-calibration solution. Either way, not simple or direct.

jPo

"I always pass on free advice -- its never of any use to me" Oscar Wilde.


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Marc Wielage
Re: New MacPro to JVC DT-V20L1U 20" (hdmi to component)
on Sep 11, 2014 at 6:13:27 am

My opinion is that using an analog monitor for HD color correction in 2014 is not a good idea. I don't think JVC monitors are horrible, but I do think there are much better monitors out there that will be a lot easier to calibrate and use in a color-correction environment. 20" is awfully small these days.


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Joseph Murray
Re: New MacPro to JVC DT-V20L1U 20" (hdmi to component)
on Sep 11, 2014 at 2:38:53 pm

Thanks for the replies all. Some more insight: the monitor is being used at my home studio where I do director's cuts so the viewing angle or size isn't really relevant.; especially considering most reels are viewed on the web these days anyway..if they are viewed at all... The JVC has performed excellently for me over the past years but if I were to upgrade, any suggestions?

Joe Murray
Directors Guild Of America-Director
Int'l Cinematographers Guild -Director of Photography
http://www.nativesonsfilms.com



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Juan Salvo
Re: New MacPro to JVC DT-V20L1U 20" (hdmi to component)
on Sep 11, 2014 at 4:19:11 pm

To answer your question. You need a BMD/thunderbolt interface device with component output. I believe the ultrastudio does this. Alternatively you could use a mini monitor and an sdi to analog mini convertor.

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