I am looking for inexpensive video card for G5 with BNC out.

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by David Kowalski, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. I am looking for inexpensive video card for G5 with BNC out.

    I have a G5 dual 2.0 with twin VGA monitors , running FCP5 but I'd like
    to be able to output to a reference monitor with a BNC connector.

    At the moment I don't need overkill like with a Kona card, but is there
    some simple PCI card with a BNC connector, the absolute simplest that
    anyone could recommend?

    Currently what I have been doing is in addition to my 2 VGA monitors is
    sending out dv through firewire to a camcorder in input, then playing
    through that through the AV cable with an RCA to BNC adapter...it works
    (sort of) but I know it should be done properly....

    Thanks for any and all help...

    Dave Kowalski
    Bennett Studios LLC
    David Kowalski, Feb 22, 2006
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  2. David Kowalski

    webpa Guest

    I'm not trying to trivialize you problem, but "BNC" is a type of
    connector, not a video signal format. From your "Currently..."
    description, what you are looking for is a card that includes
    line-level composite video output...also called "TV output" to send to
    a television monitor. Many, many such cards exist, but virtually all
    use RCA-type connectors for TV video output. All you need is a US$5
    RCA-to-BNC connector converter - Radio Shack carries them. Signal
    quality is another issue. The way you're "Currently..." doing it
    probably gives you as good a television picture as you can get...as
    good as or better than most "consumer" video cards with TV outputs.

    webpa, Feb 22, 2006
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  3. Thanks for the reply.
    Sorry for the mis-phrasing... I am aware that it's not the format, it is
    just a type of connector. I meant to say line level quality.

    I actually do use an RCA to BNC adapter when I output through my
    camcorder.. I would still like to get it off the PCI bus as the firewire
    to camera hookup is always a bit late and slows things down slightly..
    David Kowalski, Feb 22, 2006
  4. David Kowalski

    Larry J. Guest

    Waiving the right to remain silent, David Kowalski
    You're still using the wrong term. "Line level" refers to an audio
    signal. You mean to say "Composite Video."
    Larry J., Feb 23, 2006
  5. David Kowalski

    doc Guest

    here's a good example of "the box" configuration with mac's.

    doc, Feb 24, 2006
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