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It definitely is something. Supply details.
I can't answer the question, but color corrections should be done using a properly calibrated external TV monitor. The little windows in Premiere just aren't up to the task.
Thanks for the reply, if Premiere provided for a decent reference monitor setup I'd do that as I have a Sony CRT ref monitor. However, the only way to do it via firewire is through my DVX100B? That's lame.
Anyway, I take your point.
Apart from F/W....You could use a Black Magic Intensity Pro card and then use the bars, waveform monitors etc to set up
The tools are already in PPro to do the actual set up its just that you dont have the hardware. Hardly "lame" on their part.
>difficulty in hooking up to a good old reference monitor IS lame.
There are many ways to accomplish that task, all hardware dependent. Graphics cards are made for that, like the Parhelia, or AJA, Decklink and others. Or the Matrox RT.X2.
You could attach a device to your firewire other than a camera.
How many choices do you need? What else would you like to connect the reference monitor to?
>the only way to do it via firewire is through my DVX100B? That's lame.
That's normal, and perfectly acceptable.
Actually I prefer to shoot with my camera rather than use it as a $4000 display device... and beyond that there is also a considerable delay between system playback and playback on the camera using firewire which is irritating to me. I personally prefer a composite or component driven reference monitor such as I already own.
But thank you, I understand your meaning that it is a simple and acceptable solution.
I believe I will buy a capture card to provide the feeds I am looking for.
Thanks to all for your comments.
>Actually I prefer to shoot with my camera rather than use it as a $4000 display device
It works for both. I don't have any delay myself, but others do report such. For color corrections, though, is audio really needed?
Not that an installed hardware solution isn't a good idea, but the DV/camera option is the norm at this level, and will work much better than trying to use the computer monitor until that new capture card arrives, if time is any consideration.
This is one reason that the Matrox RT.X2 works so well for some people.
It is a combination capture card and real-time effects accelerator. And, it provides a way to export HDV as I-Frame only for use in After Effects.
There is a new 3/4 length lard that fits more cases, so it is worth looking into. Just be prepared to wait a couple of weeks or more for a Matrox load to support any new Adobe release or patch.