Well, I finally got the nerve to get back into new BM card installation and start new project to test SDI to ref monitor. I had to unclick my 2 external monitor hooked up to nVidia graphics card( as playback monitors) and just select BM card. That worked. So I guess this thread is nothing important unless someone has specific info to help out. The image on ref monitor via SDI is REALLY contrasty compared to computer monitors. Huge difference.
Now I have to finesse things...figure out exactly what I'm getting to ref monitor, and make necessary adjustments etc. so that it's an accurate ( close anyway) representation.
I have a similar setup:
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe CC 2018 12.1.1
Nvidia GTX 970
BM 4k mini monitor
Lilliput 15" 4k monitor connected via HDMI
It works flawlessly without any issues whatsoever.
The Lilliput monitor should already be fully calibrated so you'll need to calibrate your two computer monitors. And in order to get a correct calibration you'll need to purchase an xrite-display pro or a spyder 5. I also recommend the open source program DisplayCal for the actual calibration.
I'm dumping the primary monitor of 2 HP things and replacing with Eizo (coming Thursday via Fed EX puppy delivery )
It's self calibrating supposedly, and I only need it for full HD. I'm not in your league of 4k stuff by a long shot.
The HP monitor is junky re: menus to adjust settings. Basically worthless now that I'm getting more serious about color etc.
Thanks for advice !!!
Also, good to know you like the reference monitor so I rest assured it's pretty close to what I want to compare my primary monitor to when I get it.