this seems like an obvious question that should be in some FAQ, but I'm hunting the answer for some time already, and I can't find it anywhere.
Today I must buy a new editing machine. It will not be used for analog capture, so I just need analog output.
I used to use the TV-out on one of the standard ATI cards (overlay mode) to have a picture on my TV while editing in Premiere 6.0, but I used that only for an hour, so I couldn't judge the picture quality or if there were any other downsides.
So, how does this compare to the firewire->video converters?
Is it slowing the machine down, how's the picture quality, and are there any other downsides, like instability of drivers or harder workflow?
I will be using Sony Vegas, After Effects & Photoshop. Can they all show pic in overlay?