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fourwhitelights
Sep 21, 2007, 07:03 PM
Hey, guys -

I am a professional videographer/editor/motion graphics & visual effects artist. Lately, my late-2005 (purchased in June 2006) Quad-core G5 has just not been up to snuff when it comes to motion graphics in After Effects (as in real-time updating) and Shake. The Quad currently has an nVidia GeForce 6600 PCI-Express card.

So needless to say, I am in the market for a new video card, preferably with S-Video (or some other video-out, for previewing video on a TV monitor), and looking to spend around $400. I noticed some on MacMall's site at:

http://www.macmall.com/macmall/search/search~id~222900848~search~PCI%20Express%20Video%20Cards.asp

but honestly, I don't have the time or the know-how to tell which one I should get. There are so many that are Mac Editions, or non-Mac Editions.

I just need someone to honestly tell me the best one - again, around $400 and with S-Video out capability.


Thanks so much in advance - I appreciate your response(s).

Michael



FF_productions
Sep 21, 2007, 07:15 PM
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/ATI%20Technologies/100435854/


The X1900 for the G5 includes a S-Video out.

Lovesong
Sep 21, 2007, 07:15 PM
This (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/ATI%20Technologies/100435854/) should do. $319.

FF beat me to it.

fourwhitelights
Sep 21, 2007, 07:18 PM
Man, thank you both. I saw this but wasn't sure. I'll order it tonight!

Michael

jlanuez
Sep 25, 2007, 09:25 AM
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/ATI%20Technologies/100435854/


The X1900 for the G5 includes a S-Video out.

We ordered this and could not get it to work. Please let us know how your experience goes. I'd love a new video card in our G5 Quad too!

Tracer
Sep 25, 2007, 10:13 AM
Wasn't the 7800GT a BTO option.

If you've got a spare PC you could buy one used cheap and flash it to Mac.

Tracer