Hey folks! I've been doing a lot of research to figure out what would be best for upgrading my work system. It looks as if one of the BlackMagic products is going to be the best way to go, but I just thought I'd get some opinions here, especially since most of you probably already have one....
Basically, my needs are:
In/Out for BetaSP Deck
External Preview, preferably without sync issues
Currently, I've been using a camera as an av/dv passthrough to the monitor, and then having to constantly rewire things when dealing with the Beta. We work in a mixture of HDV (via firewire) and P2 cards, so capture isn't a big concern, except for the Beta.
Obviously, budget IS an issue, but I've basically been told to get whatever I need to be happy.
Would I be correct that a BM card is what I need? If so, which model seems most appropriate? I've already got (what I assume is) a decent idea, but I thought I'd get input from those who know.