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Craig Alan
adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 18, 2010 at 10:19:37 pm

1:
For training/DVDs/on-line posting/classroom projection.

For color correction

Can I connect a

Panasonic BT-LH1710P broadcast monitor

http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/sales_o/02products/monitors/bt-lh1710/bt-lh1...

To a Sony VTR HVRM15AU (firewire out to mac and component out to monitor).

http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/product-HVRM15AU/

Macbook pro4,1 2.5 15" with DVI OUT

OS X 10.5.8. (soon to update to snow leopard)

FCP 6 apple prores 422 files.

Soon to update to FCP 7.


This mac does have an express card slot. However I'd like to keep the express card slot for connecting my media drives -- esata raid 0 -- if possible.

2: If this will work I assume I just use

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/413982-REG/Communications_Specialties...

3: If this won’t work then I guess my lowest priced option would be:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/618347-REG/Matrox_MXO2_MINI_L_MXO2_Mi...

4: Where can I find info on how to calibrate this monitor? Though I'm comfortable with FC I am new to color other than very basic stuff.

5: Macbook pro DVI Out to the Panasonic SDI In, what type of image would that be? Good enough to judge exposure levels? Could I use it as a second monitor to say put the canvas window?

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Rafael Amador
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 18, 2010 at 11:01:57 pm

[Craig Alan] "For color correction

Can I connect a

Panasonic BT-LH1710P broadcast monitor

http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/sales_o/02products/monitors/bt-lh1710/bt-lh1.....

To a Sony VTR HVRM15AU (firewire out to mac and component out to monitor).

http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/product-HVRM15AU/"


You can set your rig to work like that, but you will feed a great monitor with a poor DV signal.
Good if you are printing to DV tape.

The logical options for that monitor is to feed with a pro IO card like the Matrox, AJAioHD or MOTU cards.
rafael

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Craig Alan
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 1:37:53 am

Well I would be burning SD DVDs; but when editing, I'd like to learn how to properly grade.


3: If this won’t work then I guess my lowest priced option would be:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/618347-REG/Matrox_MXO2_MINI_L_MXO2_Mi...


Or would you recommend something else?

Again my express slot is filled with a sonnet card used with my external esata raid 0.

Thanks

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Jerry Hofmann
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 12:00:10 am

Your setup isn't going to work to view HD externally from FCP to that monitor Deck doesn't support HD out from FW in. You need to buy an external box for that. You really need a different Mac... one with an express card slot.

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Craig Alan
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 1:17:18 am

This mac does have an express card slot. However I'd like to keep the express card slot for connecting my media drives -- esata raid 0 -- if possible.

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Rafael Amador
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 1:56:36 am

The AJA ioHD (very expensive) and the Motu works with the FW800.
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Jerry Hofmann
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 3:12:04 am

I sure like my IoHD...

Craig, you could use an MXO for monitoring externally.Won't do near what the IoHD will will, but will work with your setup. However it would use the express card slot, so you'd have to give up on the idea of eSata doing it that way... the Io would allow for the eSata, and use the FW bus on your laptop.

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Shane Ross
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 6:56:25 am

With the Express card slot taken up, your only options are the IOHD (GREAT box), or the Motu V4HD. BUT, COLOR does not work with firewire devices in HD. So you can grade in FCP, but not Color. Or get a firewire raid like a Caldigit VR or G_RAID or other drive that is a two drive RAID...and be limited to 85MB/s opposed to the much faster eSATA connection.

There is only so much a laptop can do. If you want the cheaper MXO2 option, or IO Express...or Decklink Intensity...then you need a Mac Pro tower.

Or get the expensive IOHD, and not use Color. Motu V4HD (Cheaper), and not use COLOR. Or the MXO2 and deal with firewire drives. I use the MXO2 on my laptop, and working from a CalDigit VR is fine.

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Rafael Amador
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 9:39:15 am

[Shane Ross] " BUT, COLOR does not work with firewire devices in HD. So you can grade in FCP, but not Color"
Well you can.but the output is limited to SD.
However the Grading should be consistent if the AJA makes a proper Rec-709 to Rec-601 color space.
For the money that the box costs, shoild do it.
rafael

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Shane Ross
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 12:09:41 pm

[Rafael Amador] "However the Grading should be consistent if the AJA makes a proper Rec-709 to Rec-601 color space.
For the money that the box costs, shoild do it."


It's not up to the box. COLOR will not send an HD signal out via firewire...so it won't even get to the device.

Shane

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Rafael Amador
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 12:54:17 pm

[Shane Ross] "It's not up to the box. COLOR will not send an HD signal out via firewire...so it won't even get to the device."
You are right Shane.
The ioHD can only output SD.
What I mean is that is possible CC your HD stuff on an SD monitor this way.
The only problem is that you can't monitor Full-size (HD).
The color is consistent because the ioHD, supposedly, makes a proper HD > SD color space conversion, so unless you are on a top-end color workflow (LTUs, external HD Scope,..) you should go well.
rafael

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Andy Mees
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 3:20:57 pm

Craig

If your need is for monitoring only then you can use a Matrox MXO (not the MXO2) ... connects via your MBP's graphics port, you can still use the ExpressCard slot for your eSATA drive connection.

Alternatively you may be able to mod your MBP, adding SATA in place of the existing Airport card ... you'd lose built-in WiFi connectivity but you can replace that with a USB based solution.

Hope it helps
Andy


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Craig Alan
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 6:42:56 pm

Thanks all. It’s becoming increasingly obvious that I need to lower my expectations and stay with Apple’s built in 3 way color correct until I set up a Mac Pro with a proper I/O card. Soon.

Need marine insurance in case my Mac Pro set up is stolen again. (FYI: if you think you are protected by most replacement cost home owner’s insurance, check the fine print – we were limited to $2500 in computer equipment).

Andy,
Most of the articles I’ve now read on the Matrox MXO discuss its ability to input the signal from the Macbook pro’s DVI port and send it to a computer monitor (ACD) and process so that the computer monitor’s image looks pretty close to a broadcast monitor’s image if properly calibrated.

Is it equally helpful/needed with a broadcast monitor?

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Shane Ross
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 7:20:10 pm

[Craig Alan] "Is it equally helpful/needed with a broadcast monitor?"

The MXO has Component, SDI, Composite outputs. It can connect to any broadcast monitor. The ability to connect to an ACD and calibrate it is unique...but it doesn't ONLY work with computer monitors.

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Craig Alan
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 8:19:43 pm

Thanks Shane,

I see that from the MXO set up pics.

http://www.matrox.com/video/en/products/mac/mxo/examples/#close

But is the MXO doing anything for a broadcast monitor signal?

Can I just go Macbook pro DVI Out to the Panasonic SDI In?
What type of image would that be? Good enough to judge exposure levels/3way color correct?

If not, is there any cheaper way to go Macbook pro DVI Out to any of the Pana’s inputs

http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/sales_o/02products/monitors/bt-lh1710/bt-lh1...

and get a good enough image to adjust exposure and use Apple’s 3-way color correct?

I see on the

http://www.matrox.com/video/en/products/mac/mxo/examples/#close

examples that you can connect your deck and/or monitor to either the MXO’s SDI out or component out. Does the deck still then input to FCP?

My Sony deck is firewire output but does have component out as well.

http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/product-HVRM15AU/

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Shane Ross
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 9:50:37 pm

[Craig Alan] "But is the MXO doing anything for a broadcast monitor signal?"

Yes. When you activate the device, ALL the outputs become broadcast outputs. SDI, Component, Composite...all of them.

[Craig Alan] "Can I just go Macbook pro DVI Out to the Panasonic SDI In?"

Yup. DVI out to the box, then SDI to the Panasonic.

[Craig Alan] "What type of image would that be? Good enough to judge exposure levels/3way color correct?"

Absolutely. It is a full broadcast quality signal. The device bypasses the graphics card and extracts full YUV from the DVI port.

[Craig Alan] "and get a good enough image to adjust exposure and use Apple’s 3-way color correct?"

Yes


[Craig Alan] "examples that you can connect your deck and/or monitor to either the MXO’s SDI out or component out. Does the deck still then input to FCP?"

The MXO is OUTPUT ONLY. You cannot use it to capture from a deck.

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Craig Alan
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 10:01:11 pm

"Yup. DVI out to the box, then SDI to the Panasonic."

No, I meant without the box. I'm guessing no?

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Shane Ross
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 11:24:22 pm

[Craig Alan] "Can I just go Macbook pro DVI Out to the Panasonic SDI In?"

[Craig Alan] ""Yup. DVI out to the box, then SDI to the Panasonic."

No, I meant without the box. I'm guessing no?"


Without the box...no. There is no way to convert DVI to a proper SDI broadcast signal without a device in between.

Shane

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Craig Alan
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 11:51:50 pm

Thought so. Thank you.

And the MXO is the lowest cost box (that works well) for that purpose?

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Andy Mees
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 20, 2010 at 12:19:17 am

The MXO is the only box that will let you do the DVI to SDI thing, nothing else like that on the market a far as I know ... it's not cheap, but it does offer dual functionality as it also work as a high quality Scan Convertor.

( Here's a link to that SATA RAID controller card that can be used to replace the (Atheros) Airport card in your MBP 4,1 :
http://www.globalamericaninc.com/p1507890/1507890_-_PCI-Express_Mini-Card_S... )


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Craig Alan
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 20, 2010 at 3:58:42 pm

Thanks Andy. I'll add it to this year's budget. I was hoping to practice with color durng the xmass break. Oh well. Was going to buy a solution for my home rig but I'd rather put money towards a tower set up.

Why is it that I can get an HD image from the camcorder to a monitor, but the camcorder and/or deck can't feed an HD monitor when connected to the mac?

My external raids have the option of going firewire 800, but I was under the impression they would not keep up with a prores project. Am I wrong? If so, I could consider the newer I/O units that use the express port.

I'm real happy with airport connection and don't feel like a mod while my macbook is still under apple care.
Plus I'm already stressing the usb port capacity.

On a side note, I have a Ki Pro and was told by Aja that at some point they will add the ability to output to a monitor when connected to a Mac. Now would be a good time!

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Shane Ross
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 20, 2010 at 6:23:35 pm

[Craig Alan] "Why is it that I can get an HD image from the camcorder to a monitor, but the camcorder and/or deck can't feed an HD monitor when connected to the mac? "

With HDV and XDCAM and AVCHD...those are GOP formats...compression so complex that it cannot be played out via firewire unless you conform it for output. Which is what happens when you do a PRINT TO VIDEO to those formats (Well, to HDV).


#25 HDV external Monitor Viewing

Shane's Stock Answer #25 - HDV external Monitor Viewing

To view HDV on an external monitor in high definition you are going to need to purchase a capture card, like the ones Decklink (http://www.decklink.com) or AJA (http://www.aja.com) offer. They will both play out HDV in real time. The catch is that you cannot view this on a regular TV or NTSC monitor. Since this is HD, an HD monitor will be needed. HOWEVER, both cards are capable of down converting the signal so that it can be displayed on an SD monitor. This won't be color accurate

The real reason why you can't monitor HDV through a Firewire camera is because Firewire HDV cameras don't decode incoming HDV streams and route them to their outputs like DV cameras do.

Good options for you are the Matrox MXO2 mini...$450...coupled with an HDTV. Or a Matrox MXO (DVI connection) coupled with an Apple 23" display gets you good quality.

And there are the Decklink Intensity and Intensity PRO cards as well, and the AJA I/O Express...

You can, however, view HDV out via firewire as DV...lowering the resolution to that of DV, but still viewable. This is not full quality nor should it be used to judge the quality of your footage or used to color correct to. This is just a way to view the footage on a large monitor.

Here are some examples of some of the possibilities:

- DV or HDV sequence output to an SDI signal on a third-party interface
- An uncompressed NTSC or PAL sequence output to a DV FireWire output
- An HDV sequence output to a DV FireWire output

Sequence and output formats must have compatible frame rates. For example,
sequences with a frame rate of 60, 30, or 24 fps can be output to a 30 fps device,
but not to a 25 or 50 fps device.


[Craig Alan] "My external raids have the option of going firewire 800, but I was under the impression they would not keep up with a prores project. Am I wrong?"

Yes, you are wrong. a SINGLE FW800 drive can do one stream of ProRes. Get a Raided pair and you can do two streams (two layers)....like a G-RAID or Caldigit VR. I do this all the time...with BUS POWERED FW drives on my laptop.

[Craig Alan] "On a side note, I have a Ki Pro and was told by Aja that at some point they will add the ability to output to a monitor when connected to a Mac. Now would be a good time!"

Well, you can do that NOW. But you need a CAPTURE CARD to get the signal to the device. The only other way it connects is via the drive attaching to the computer. Yes, there is a FW400 plug, but the issue is getting the GOP signal to go down that firewire FROM the computer TO the KiPro. Thus far it cannot go down the firewire to even get to the KiPro...so how they are going to manage that...remains to be seen.

The only HD format that is fully viewable via firewire is DVCPRO HD...because it is a NON-GOP format.

Shane

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Craig Alan
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 20, 2010 at 8:14:48 pm

Thanks for your time.

"With HDV and XDCAM and AVCHD...those are GOP formats...compression so complex that it cannot be played out via firewire unless you conform it for output"

I thought that was one of the advantages of capturing as prores?

"Yes, you are wrong. a SINGLE FW800 drive can do one stream of ProRes. Get a Raided pair and you can do two streams (two layers)....like a G-RAID or Caldigit VR. I do this all the time...with BUS POWERED FW drives on my laptop."

I overstated somewhat. I have edited using firewire 800, but find better performance using the esata card. I'm using G-raid two-drive raids and OWC two-drive raids and am pleased with the performance. Faster renders than with 800 firewire. The other advantage I have using the esata is it leaves the firewire port free to connect my camcorder or deck. However I might start using the ki pro to convert the HDV tapes to prores files. So I can have both inputs free on the macbook pro.

"Yes, there is a FW400 plug, but the issue is getting the GOP signal to go down that firewire FROM the computer TO the KiPro. Thus far it cannot go down the firewire to even get to the KiPro...so how they are going to manage that...remains to be seen"

And I assume that is the problem going back out to the sony deck as well?

Thanks so much. This explains it in a way my mind can grasp or at least grasp at. I really do miss the simple DV days. Only one format I could afford and lots of folk using the same. Now it seems no matter what I do or spend there is something better around the corner with a new price tag and a new learning curve.

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Shane Ross
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 20, 2010 at 8:20:49 pm

[Craig Alan] "I thought that was one of the advantages of capturing as prores?"

ProRes cannot be played out via firewire at all. It isn't a firewire native codec, like DV, DVCPRO HD, HDV. You need a capture card to view ProRes footage.

[Craig Alan] "And I assume that is the problem going back out to the sony deck as well?"

Yup. You need to CONFORM the footage, via Print to Video...before you can send it back to the HDV deck. HDV is viewable as DV via firewire, but not HDV. No matter WHAT device you are going to. It is an issue with the codec and firewire, not the decks.

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Craig Alan
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 21, 2010 at 3:08:40 am

Thanks Shane,

Been editing HDV/Prores for over a year now but never had an HD monitor till now. So never dealt with these issues.

I'm going to try the Ki pro workflow, converting the HDV tapes to Pro res files and try my raids on the 800 port, before I decide which box to use for monitoring.

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Shane Ross
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 22, 2010 at 3:01:32 am

[Craig Alan] "I'm going to try the Ki pro workflow, converting the HDV tapes to Pro res files and try my raids on the 800 port, before I decide which box to use for monitoring."

ProRes doesn't work via firewire out. And I don't think that the KiPro's FW400 port supports video in. Deck control is what it indicates on the back.

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Craig Alan
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 22, 2010 at 5:39:09 am

Hi Shane.

I would convert my HDV footage to Pro Res files by recording to the Ki Pro either component in or HDMI In. Then I would remove the storage module and transfer the Pro Res files to the Mac using firewire 800.

Then I would no longer need the firewire port to connect the camcorder or deck to capture, since I already have Pro Res files. In the DV days I would still want my deck connected to monitor; but now, apparently, that is not a consideration.

Do you see anything amiss with this workflow?

Obviously, it would be better to record directly to the Pro Res, bypassing the HDV compression, but I have one Ki Pro and 20 production teams.

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Shane Ross
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 22, 2010 at 5:48:02 am

Ahhhh...I see. Good show!

Shane

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Shane Ross
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 6:38:47 pm

[Rafael Amador] "You are right Shane.
The ioHD can only output SD."


No no no no no no no. It can output HD all day long! That's why it is called the IOHD. It can play back HD from FCP no problem. IT IS COLOR that doesn't do HD over firewire. FCP is fine.

[Jay Soriano] "The only way to monitor/ and use an esata raid at the same time such as with a caldigit vr mini from a Macbook Pro will be with an iohd or the motu"

Or as Andy mentioned, the Original MXO. But that is output only...FYI. And the IOHD nor MOTU won't work with COLOR in HD...it does with FCP.

[Jay Soriano] "(FCP editing, no Color)?"

FCP in SD and HD. Color in SD only.

[Jay Soriano] " When using an mxo2 mini for monitoring, were limited to a firewire raid solution?"

Yes.

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Jay Soriano
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 8:06:54 pm

Would I be able to use the MXO's DVI output to work as a second display for FCP dual monitoring editing? (not as a video monitor but as a second monitor to expand my FCP windows as I will go component out to my PVM-14L5). thanks again.


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Shane Ross
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 9:46:15 pm

[Jay Soriano] "Would I be able to use the MXO's DVI output to work as a second display for FCP dual monitoring editing?"

Yup. It works as a pass through to a second monitor...and then when you want to enable the broadcast output, you do that and the second display becomes a monitor, and all the other outputs become active broadcast outputs. You cannot, unfortunately, have the DVI work as a computer monitor, AND the SDI and component outputs work as broadcast. IT's all or nothing.

[Jay Soriano] "not as a video monitor but as a second monitor to expand my FCP windows as I will go component out to my PVM-14L5). thanks again."

Sorry, you can't use the DVI signal for the second monitor, and Component to the PVM at the same time. Doesn't work that way.

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Jay Soriano
Re: adding broadcast monitor
on Dec 19, 2010 at 5:34:54 pm

So Shane,

The only way to monitor/ and use an esata raid at the same time such as with a caldigit vr mini from a Macbook Pro will be with an iohd or the motu?(FCP editing, no Color)? When using an mxo2 mini for monitoring, were limited to a firewire raid solution? Thanks for clearing things up.


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