I'm looking at getting an HP Dreamcolor display and Kona LHi for my PC to actually see what I'm doing during editing with Ppro CS5. I dream of solid timeline playback to a calibrated REC709 display.
Currently, I've got a i7 desktop w/ nVidia Quadro CX card. Most of my footage is Canon 5/7D, w/ some random gopro and other stuff on occasion. In the future- Red? Canon C300? Sony F3? Who knows. Most likely Canon's MPEG2 50mbit. I don't want to transcode, especially since there is no ProRes for PC, and I'm not satisfied w/ Cineform.
-Does anyone else have this setup running for them?
-Does it work well? smooth, fast reliable?
-Are there other more affordable or reliable solutions?
-Can I still use 2 monitors from my Quadro CX while viewing timeline out of Kona card?
-Will I still get any benefits of CUDA with this setup? Or will Mercury be software only?