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  • Tue, Apr 27 2021 9:24 PM

    • Jakub V
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    The best hardware video out under 300 USD

    Hi,

     

    after ditching MojoDX I would like to hear your opinion the hardware video outs for PC. I don't need nothing but just offline client monitor. I am thinking of BM mini monitor to PCIe or BM Intensity or Declink 4K? Or any other company? I woul love to hear your thoughs.

    Win10, MC 2021.3

     

    Thanks.

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  • Tue, Apr 27 2021 10:29 PM In reply to

    Re: The best hardware video out under 300 USD

    I've got the Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Monitor, and it's fantastic. It's the older one with thunderbolt 2, so I've got an adapter coming out of my thunderbolt 3 laptop going into the Mini, and HDMI out from the Mini to a cheap little TV. It took about a minute to set it up, and it just works like it's supposed to without any wailing or gnashing of teeth.

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  • Wed, Apr 28 2021 8:43 AM In reply to

    Re: The best hardware video out under 300 USD

    If you have a machine with PCI slots, I think it is better to go with that than with Thunderbolt. The BMD products are absolutely fine. The simple ones only have embedded audio outputs, though, so you may need to add a disembedder to extract audio from the SDI signal (HDMI extractors all seem to be of lower build quality). BMD makes SDI to Audio which works well. 
    Do you want to be able to monitor in 4K?
    Decklink Mini Monitor (non-4K) is 145usd, the 4k version is 185. The SDI to Audio converter is 145usd, the SDI to Audio 4k is 195.

    Do note this is all for monitoring only. If you also need to capture, you need something with inputs.

    Decklink Studio 4K (many more I/O) is 595.

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  • Wed, Apr 28 2021 8:16 PM In reply to

    • LDV20
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    Re: The best hardware video out under 300 USD

    I have the BMD Mini Monitor 4K it works great with MC....However I am sorry I did not get Declink studio 4K with I/O -  not that Mini monitor is not good - just found myself needing analog - studio has everything covered

    look at the specs -

    Symphony 2021.5 - Win 10 pro (20H2),Gigabyte X299X with i9 10920X CPU, Quadro P2000,driver 461.72; 64gig memory, 1TB NV system drive, WD 4TB, BM Min Monitor... [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Apr 29 2021 9:34 AM In reply to

    Re: The best hardware video out under 300 USD

    Hi,

    We have setup many systems with BM Intensity pro cards. For systems where analogue audio through RCA and video through HDMI is all you need they are fine and pretty cheap.

    The only catch with all cheap BM cards is if you want to do audio punch in. No support for simultanious bidirectional signals... in other words input and output audio at the same time. But you can disable the card and use the PC's onboard audio card for that if you really have to.

    For setups where audio punch in is needed my advise would be to use the Aja LHi or LHe+ cards.

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  • Fri, Apr 30 2021 6:09 AM In reply to

    • luca.mg
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    Re: The best hardware video out under 300 USD

    Hi all, BM Intensity Pro 4k here, quite affordable, works pretty well, no SDI though.

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    peace luca

  • Sun, May 2 2021 3:02 AM In reply to

    • cls105
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    Re: The best hardware video out under 300 USD

    if your display has a headphone out you can probably use that as an audio de-embeder.  thats what I do.

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  • Sun, May 2 2021 5:45 AM In reply to

    • Jakub V
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    Re: The best hardware video out under 300 USD

    Thank you all! I will use headphone (or optical) out from TV - that is how I roll for years. 

    One more question: is there a compatibility matrix somewhere which version of Desktop Video use with certain MC version? Or should I use the last one? Or follow some forum...?

    Thanks again!

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