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  • 19-20″ LCD MONITOR W/COMPONENT IN

    Posted by Ed Dooley on July 9, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    Using a Dell 24″ for editing and now I’m shooting in 720P HDV. I’m looking for an LCD video monitor, but since I’m in 720P I don’t need another 24″ Dell (especially in my cramped studio). My camera has component out so I want a 19-20″ LCD monitor with component in and DVI. Can’t find any though, the Dells start with component at the 24″ and up, Samsung doesn’t have them either. Anyone know of a reputable brand with those general specs?
    The other uncertainty is that when Matrox fixes their MXO’s FCP6 support, I’m thinking of getting one. Matrox have only tested the 20 and 24″ Dells according to their website. I don’t want to wind up with an incompatible monitor (incompatible with the MXO anyway). I’m not sure why any high quality (meaning as high as the Dells) wouldn’t work with the MXO, but maybe I’m missing something. Any thoughts on that?
    TIA,
    Ed

    James Mulryan replied 16 years, 10 months ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Zak Mussig

    July 9, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    Hey Ed,

    The purists on the forum probably won’t like this… and they’re right, but have you looked into just getting a 20″ LCD TV and trying to find one with a DVI input. Failing that, maybe you could get a DVI to HDMI cable and use that to connect your MXO.

    Dell’s 24″ is the only “monitor” I’ve seen with component in. I would just go with a second of those. If you’re so cramped for space that the difference between a 20″ and a 24″ display kicks you into claustrophobia, then it may be time to find a new work environment.

    Zak

  • Shane Ross

    July 9, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    The MXO is not compatible with FCP 6? You mean COLOR, right? Cause it works with FCP 6 on my machine. And it works great with the Dells. I have two and use one on occasion with my laptop and the MXO. Works and looks fine. And I am very cramped too.

    Shane

    Littlefrog Post
    http://www.lfhd.net

  • Ed Dooley

    July 9, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks Zak,
    I may look into that, not sure of the response rate of a TV versus monitor (it may be fine, haven’t looked yet). I didn’t mentionin my post that I want to be able to take the monitor to shoots (indoor shoots), so the smallest monitor to display a full 1280×720, the better.
    My workstation area *is* pretty crowded. I went from 19″ CRTs to a 24″ LCD, but adding another 24″ pushes it into the wall.
    Ed

    [Zak Mussig] “The purists on the forum probably won’t like this… and they’re right, but have you looked into just getting a 20″ LCD TV and trying to find one with a DVI input. Failing that, maybe you could get a DVI to HDMI cable and use that to connect your MXO.

    Dell’s 24” is the only “monitor” I’ve seen with component in. I would just go with a second of those. If you’re so cramped for space that the difference between a 20″ and a 24″ display kicks you into claustrophobia, then it may be time to find a new work environment.”

  • Monty S. esq.

    July 9, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    The MXO does NOT work with the new Macbook Pros. Only in presentation mode.

  • Ed Dooley

    July 9, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    I did the same thing someone else posting earlier did, I meant MBP, not FCP6. I’ll probably only get the MXO if I get a MBP.
    I’m still looking into a MBP/MXO combo with the possibility of a 2nd LCD for the MBP (I just need one more DVI out!). I’m waiting to hear if Matrox’s DVI splitter works with the MXO.
    Ed

    [Shane Ross] “The MXO is not compatible with FCP 6? You mean COLOR, right? Cause it works with FCP 6 on my machine. And it works great with the Dells. I have two and use one on occasion with my laptop and the MXO. Works and looks fine. And I am very cramped too.”

  • Shane Ross

    July 9, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    [Monty S. esq.] “The MXO does NOT work with the new Macbook Pros.”

    Well THAT’S different than not working with FCP 6. Yes, this is because Apple switched from ATI cards to Nvidia cards I hear. Also hear that they are working on it.

    Man, and I just ordered a MacBook Pro…

    Shane

    Littlefrog Post
    http://www.lfhd.net

  • Adam Smith

    July 9, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    You already have an MXO for corrected output, and you’re probably not looking to spend $2800… but it’s small enough to fit in your studio and it’s built to be used in the field, so I’ll mention this
    17″ Panasonic LCD Production monitor I’ll be ordering shortly:

    https://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ModelDetail?storeId=11201&catalogId=13051&itemId=94264&catGroupId=14625&surfModel=BT-LH1700W&displayTab=F


    Video Photographer / Avid Editor
    Maximus Media Inc.

  • James Mulryan

    July 10, 2007 at 3:11 am

    I have a MBP 17″ hi res . Having trouble playing older P2 material imported through a
    G4 macbook. DVCPROHD material breaks up on playback. Think it must have something to do with the Nvidea card or the hi res display?
    Ideas?

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