Using Computer monitor as preview monitor

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by QM, Oct 31, 2006.

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    QM Guest

    Ive got a spare 20" Monitor lying around and wanted to hook it up to the
    output of my ADVC-100 and use it as a preview monitor for when im editing,
    is there a lead or converter i can get as the ADVC-100 only outputs via S
    VIDEO or Composite video and my monitor accepts a VGA connection!
    help appreciated
    QM, Oct 31, 2006
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    Ray S Guest

    I don't know that you can use a computer monitor in the same way you
    would use a TV monitor for external preview. I'll leave it to others to
    give the exact details.
    Ray S, Oct 31, 2006
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    That would be defeating the purpose of the Canopus box.
    Go buy a cheap TV that has audio & video jacks instead.
    You'll be much better off in trying to judge colour.

    Mike Kujbida, Oct 31, 2006
  4. "QM" wrote ...
    You can buy a converter device that takes composite (or Y/C)
    video and converts it to RGBVH (the computer-standard 15-
    pin mini-D connector, aka. "VGA").

    However, note that it will give you a distorted view of what the
    video really looks like.

    The main problem with "comptuer monitor"s vs television screens
    is that the gamma is very different, and makes video look very
    dark compared to viewing on a proper television screen.

    You'd be much better off buying a $75 cheap TV set than you
    would be spending $75 on one of those video to VGA converter
    gadgets. For casual viewing, it may be OK with the contrast and
    brightness controlls diddled, but not as a "preview monitor".

    If it were me, I'd rather use the "spare" 20-inch monitor as an
    expansion of the comptuer desktop. I find it invaluable to have
    additional desktop space during typical edit sessions.
    Richard Crowley, Oct 31, 2006
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