I'm trying to configure a suite for MC8. I haven't used Media Composer in ages (I believe 5 was the last version I used) so I'm rather rusty where it comes to Avid MC. The setup will be mostly used for a 'offline' situation, working with 2k footage.
So my first question is: is it correct that MC8 won't let you monitor audio and video with separate hardware devices?
What options do I have for video and audio monitoring with Avid MC8 on a 2013 Mac Pro?
I was thinking about the AJA T-Tap, connected to a Denon DN-500AV and throughput audio and video with that. Will this work?
I have been looking at something like the AJA IO XT or BM Ultrastudio 4K, but I won't be needing the ingest features of these devices, plus these devices only output multi channel audio over SDI or HDMI anyway, so I don't see the benefit of taking this route since I'd still need an amp to check 5.1 audio. Am I assuming correct?