widescreen monitor for Premiere 6.5 blue box

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Freddo, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Freddo

    Freddo Guest

    Is a new widescreen TV monitor a good idea connected to the Premiere 6.5
    blue box?
    If so, any pointers to which brand or type to buy?
    Freddo, Jun 28, 2006
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  2. Freddo

    Freddo Guest

    I only want a small one for my desk.
    Freddo, Jun 28, 2006
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  3. What is a "Premiere 6.5 blue box"?

    Premiere is a software product. Are you talking about some
    (unidentified) piece of hardware which came bundled with
    Richard Crowley, Jun 28, 2006
  4. Freddo

    Freddo Guest

    I only want a small one for my desk.

    What was commonly called a 'blue box' is actually a cabled extension of the
    Pinnacle DV500 (Premiere 6.5 package) video card bought some years ago
    whereby audio and video appliances can be connected in and out (RCA and
    S-video connections) more conveniently.
    Presently, I have an Amiga 1084 4:3 monitor connected to it to check
    interlace flicker etc.
    What is a good small widescreen TV monitor?
    Some brand monitors may be more suited than others. Someone may have such a
    setup. Would any brand be OK?
    Freddo, Jun 29, 2006
  5. Your question has nothing to do with Premiere, and likely nothing
    to do with Pinnacle, either. If you re-state your posting leaving out
    the Premiere and Pinnacle noise, you might get better answers.

    Particularly recommend leaving out any mention of Pinnacle as many
    people here won't even read or reply to Pinnacle postings because
    it is so problematic, unreliable and quirky. And those who DO seem
    to be able to make it work spend their time here just defending it rather
    than helping other Pinnacle users.

    It would also be helpful to state your location and your budget and
    tell us whether you want a *reference monitor* (one which you can
    rely on to make qualitative image adjustments) or just a *picture
    monitor* so you can see what the picture looks like on a TV screen
    (vs. a computer screen).

    Note further that there are likely few CRT monitors that are widescreen
    and small, and that LCD monitors are highly unlikely to be worthy of
    *reference monitor* status unless you plan on paying many thousands
    of <insert your local currency here> for it.
    Richard Crowley, Jun 29, 2006
  6. Freddo

    Freddo Guest

    I was thinking a few hundred aussie dollars for a small flat widescreen
    monitor with 'reference' ability but I guess that's not really possible. The
    good 4:3 monitor I presently have can be made to show letterboxed widescreen
    so I'll stick with that.
    Freddo, Jun 29, 2006
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