2007 October 5th, 16:17
Monitor editing in real time HD?
I have had the HV20 for a few months now and have decided to order the Sony Vegas Pro 8 editing software.
Will be running it on Vista Ultimate and Pent D 3.20GHz with 4.0 GB of ram installed.
(It shows 3.25 GB of ram available to applications) This is with an ATI Radeon x1300 video card.
I am flexible with this system and can dump Vista for Win XP pro and or upgrade the video card if enough people feel it would make a better system build.
I did read the older posts about viewing final output in HD by recording back to tape then using the HV20 out via HDMI cable to an HD monitor.
That’s all fine for viewing final output.
However my question is while I am ‘actually editing’ in Vegas Pro 8 is there a way to real time monitor my work in true 1440x1080 HD format ?
I do have an HD monitor with HDMI inputs available thats separate from my computer.
Or do I have to monitor it all in the default format that my video card puts out to my computer monitor?
And perhaps more importantly does it even matter?
That is to say if I am editing real time on a standard resolution monitor will I miss things I should have fixed if I could have seen it on an HD monitor?
Yes I am day one new to video editing.
Thank you for any help at all.
2007 October 5th, 16:39
No, you don't miss much. However if your graphics card exports DVI or HDMI or Component-out (not S-Video or composite), then you could use your HD monitor using a "TV" gamma in order to test your colors in a TV environment -- which looks different than on a monitor.
2007 November 21st, 18:52
I thought PPro did not support preview in HDV. When I use an external HD monitor through firewire of my HV 20 the image is DV quality. I am thinking about getting a better video card (Matrox Parhelia APV3) which could let me use dual computer monitors and a component out to an HD monitor in true 1080.