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  • Mon, Nov 10 2008 10:26 PM

    • dogish86
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    True HD through Avid

    Hello everyone!

    Thanks for taking the time to help me out!

    I am trying to find an efficient way to view true HD (1080p/23.976) on Avid using a 56-inch HD monitor. My problem is that I know that in Avid, when I edit my piece(s) using a firewire drive, that effectively disables true HD viewing. So is there an solid method to viewing true HD while I'm editing (after I render, of course)? What sort of equipment/hub is necessary for the implementation of this process?

    Again, thanks for your time! Any posts will be greatly appreciated!

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  • Mon, Nov 10 2008 10:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: True HD through Avid

    What is True HD vs. HD?  But to answer your question, just plug a cable into the HD-SDI output of your Avid and plug the other end into the monitor and that's it.  This presumes you are using a Nitris DX with fast enough drives to support 1080p not firewire drives.  If not this configuration, then what system are you using?

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  • Mon, Nov 10 2008 11:53 PM In reply to

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    Re: True HD through Avid

    Slipped when I said "true". I merely meant viewing the edits as 1080p/23.976.

    We are currently using Media Composer Soft. As opposed to purchasing any high end Avid equipment, are there any affordable/inexpensive methods/solutions to our issue?

  • Tue, Nov 11 2008 1:55 AM In reply to

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    Re: True HD through Avid


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  • Tue, Nov 11 2008 2:49 AM In reply to

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    Re: True HD through Avid

    Without hardware the only option is Full Screen Playback. If you need HD-SDI or Component HD a Matrox MXO could be used, but neither is a replacement for Avid hardware.

    I would consider this low cost monitoring. This is not broadcast finishing quality. [view my complete system specs]

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