You’re shooting with your new HDV or HD camcorder, and the footage looks amazing! But are you really seeing the full picture?
Not unless you’re looking at a high definition monitor. But professional HD monitors are still expensive.
So, here’s an idea:
You can buy a LCD TV/computer monitor (the lines are being blurred more every day) that can be used for three different purposes:
1. While shooting, you can run component (like from the Canon XL H1 or XH A1) out of your camera into component input on the LCD to monitor what you’re shooting in full, pixel-for-pixel 1920 X 1080 glory. If your camera has HDMI, like the HV20, you can use the HDMI input.
2. While editing, you can use the Blackmagic Intensity or Intensity Pro card to output component or HDMI to the LCD for a pixel-for-pixel accurate view of 1080i HD while color correcting or creating effects.
3. And, when editing or doing other things, you can use the DVI input for a nice 1920 X 1080 or 1920 X 1200 computer display for extra screen real estate.
We just bought the BenQ FP241W 24″ LCD Monitor with these inputs:
Here is a very informative review of this monitor (by an actual user, not a writer!):
This Samsung monitor seems to have all the inputs of the BenQ except HDMI.
The Dell 2407WFP 24″ LCD Display also has the inputs of the BenQ except HDMI.
Click here to discuss HD monitors.