So I've finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase a plasma screen and video card so that clients can have a large screen on which to monitor the effects. I'm planning to mount it over the workstation and feed it an output from...and this is where my understanding breaks down. Should I just send it the comp window? Will I have to render in order to have any output? Should I send it the entirety of one of my monitors?
And most importantly, what kind of card plays nicely with AE and will feed the TV the appropriate output? I'm assuming these should be connected through HDMI?
My current equipment is a Mac Pro and 2 Apple Cinema Displays. Thanks in advance for your help! Also, I'm sure many of you out there have created similar setups for client viewing. Let me know about your experience!
The blackmagic intensity will output in HDMI to your TV, and it works nicely with CS4 on my PC.
In AE you can output via an external device your ram previews, and your viewers.
Be warned that ram previewing on an external monitor and on your display can have unwanted side effects, such as previews not playing in realtime due to synch problems.
Appart from that, i've had no problem working in AE on my pc screen and previewing/composing on my hdtv.