I have Final Cut 5 (will be upgrading soon) running on a PowerMac G5 and I need a way to monitor FCP to an external monitor. Not really concerned with tape input/output as I receive and deliver media via files. Is there an inexpensive card that can do this for me?
On a POWERMAC? All the options for that are no longer for sale. You'd have to search on eBay. And when that machine was in use, your options were the AJA Kona 2, Kona LH...Hmmm...a Decklink model. Decklink HD Pro and Decklink Extreme. But you'd have to search eBay for those.
Make sure they are PCI-X models. Or is your machine the one G5 model with PCI-e?