I could have sworn I've seen this answered before and I hate to ask questions about something that's been answere, but I couldn't find where.
I'm building an computer and I intend on getting a GTX 470 for the main video card for the Mercury Playback Engine in Premiere Pro and I know that I don't have to get another high priced card just so that I can use a third monitor, so what I was wondering is how low-priced can I go? Meaning, can I go with a $50 GeForce card? Should I stick to the GTX family? How much of a bad idea would it be to try going outside the GTX family?
I'm not entirely trying to just get a cheap card, I'm also trying to find a card with an S-Video out port on it based on my preview needs (I'm not editing primarily in HD) and it seems to be a less complicated manner of going about getting an S-Video signal if the card has the port already on it. So if I can safely go with a regular GeForce 8400 so for the video preview then I'd like to.
Do you need to monitor Interlaced since you need an S-Video out?
Yes, and the BM Intensity cards aren't an option right now because of price.
Then the video card option wont work. That will only give you progressive preview out of Adobe. You will need an I/O card for that part if you want to monitor interlaced as interlaced without any interpolation going on.