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Tylor LarsonExternal NTSC HD monitor
by on Nov 8, 2011 at 4:37:39 pm

What are some options for setting up and external HD NTSC monitor for After effects? What kind of hardware will i need, and how large should my budget be?



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Jeff BrownRe: External NTSC HD monitor
by on Nov 8, 2011 at 5:04:52 pm

What kind of work are you doing?

-jeff


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Tylor LarsonRe: External NTSC HD monitor
by on Nov 8, 2011 at 5:14:38 pm

Motion graphics work for HD broadcast.



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Jeff BrownRe: External NTSC HD monitor
by on Nov 8, 2011 at 5:21:18 pm

I'd suggest:
Blackmagic or AJA i/o hardware,
a Flanders Scientific, Panasonic, or JVC, broadcast SDI-HD monitor.
Hardware waveform/vectorscope if you can possibly afford it; I cheat a little by using a composite signal to an SD waveform monitor, but it still shows me where things are, and in real-time.

I'm sure there are other valid opinions & options, though.

-Jeff


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Tylor LarsonRe: External NTSC HD monitor
by on Nov 8, 2011 at 5:23:14 pm

which black magic card do you suggest?



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Jeff BrownRe: External NTSC HD monitor
by on Nov 8, 2011 at 10:53:11 pm

I'm a little out-of-touch with the BlackMagic products; I personally use an AJA card (Kona 3). But if you don't need SDI or analog capture, and not many of us do anymore, I think they have at least one output-only card. SDI and SDI-HD out is really the key; the broadcast monitors I know of don't use DVI/HDMI. I'd also suggest that the monitor you select does native 1080x1920 (pixel-to-pixel, without scaling); that may require a 24"; but I haven't been shopping for a few years.

-jeff


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Tylor LarsonRe: External NTSC HD monitor
by on Nov 8, 2011 at 11:05:30 pm

Thanks Jeff,
That really was helpful. i will keep that in mind about the SDI out only card. I didn't know about the pixel scaling happens with consumer monitors.

TY



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Jeff BrownRe: External NTSC HD monitor
by on Nov 9, 2011 at 3:40:38 pm

Tylor,
I also remembered that BlackMagic has an "HD 'scopes on a card" card. Does require a 2nd computer to host it, but all in all could be a cost-effective way to get real broadcast-level hardware 'scopes.
There might be others I'm not aware of...

-Jeff


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