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NTSC monitor to preview video setup ?
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Sep 28, 2003, 06:19 PM
I am wondering when using final cut express if it is possible to make the preview video show up on a TV. Is it possible to do this? Also if any one has suggestions let me know.

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Sep 28, 2003, 10:43 PM
plug a DV camera or deck into the firewire port on your computer and the video in on the monitor.
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Oct 9, 2003, 12:05 AM
I always have a DVCAM deck plugged into my mac when editing. I just go from the output to my monitor.

If that is too pricey, a DV camera will work just fine.

If you can afford a DVCAM deck, you should buy one. When you are searching though tapes, you want to be gentle on your camera motors.
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Oct 9, 2003, 03:17 AM
The DVCAM option is too pricey for me at the moment (not that I wouldn't love to have it!). I hook my MiniDV cam up to my PB via. firewire, close the display of the cam and run the svideo-out port to a sony ntsc monitor I got on ebay for $250.

It's in no way the prefered method right, but it works for a cheap fix.
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