Recommended VGA card for DV Previews

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by D.C., Sep 27, 2004.

  1. D.C.

    D.C. Guest

    I'm putting together a new system, and I've been out of the DV market
    for a few years. I used to use a Matrox Rainbow Runner back in the
    day.
    I'm interested in capturing and editing DV footage, but at the same
    time,
    I would like to be able to preview my footage on an NTSC monitor.
    Can any run of the mill AGP with video out do this? I believe the
    feature
    is called video overlay. I have been looking at the ATI 9600TX. Any
    suggestions? Thanks.
     
    D.C., Sep 27, 2004
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  2. I think you are worrying about problems from ten years ago. I think any modern
    video cards should be able to handle anything DV editing throws at it.
     
    Randall Kesey, Sep 27, 2004
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  3. Yes, there are problems at times. Once you have chosen your video capture
    card a good thing is to find out if there are any compatibility problems
    with motherboards, graphic cards etc. The vendors and also usergroups are a
    good source for information. Canopus for example has a downloadable test
    program that runs a test on your computer and reports if several of its
    parameters are acceptable for its products. ATI 9600TX is ok for Canopus I
    think.

    Peter
     
    Peter O Sjostrand, Sep 28, 2004
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  4. D.C.

    Tim Mitchell Guest

    Normally when editing DV, the preview comes back out of the firewire
    port and you can either use your camera or an external box like the
    canopus ADVC100 to convert it to video out for a monitor.

    You can preview it on screen using a VGA card, but this doesn't show you
    really what it's going to look like.
     
    Tim Mitchell, Sep 28, 2004
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