GeForce 7800 S-Video and FCP

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  1. Drizzt macrumors member

    Drizzt

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    If I were to get a CRT monitor for editing to hook up to my PM G5 with a GeForce 7800 GT GPU, could I just hook up the monitor with an S-Video cable straight from the graphics card and use it for my canvas? Or when do I use a broadcast monitor? Do I just use that after I have finished editing?

    Finally, is S-Video the same as an SVHS 4-pin connector?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Drizzt thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone? Basically, I want to learn how you guys set up an external production monitor. I have heard of using DV decks and even perhaps a camcorder but i woulld like it to be inclusive to the video card. Is that possible with the GeForce 7800 GT? Any help is appreciated.
     
  3. solvs macrumors 603

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    You'll probably need the $20 video adapter. You can buy it from the Apple Store (search for video adapter). It changes one of the DVI ports to an S-Video/Composite connector. That's what TVs use. If you mean CRT monitor, it should have come with a DVI to VGA adapter. Otherwise, it's also about $20 for one of those too. The TV adapter for PowerMacs looks like this:
     

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  4. Drizzt thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, but the GeForce 7800 GT card has dual-link DVI ports in addition to an S-Video out port. Am I correct in a assuming that I could connect two ACDs to the card and still run a CRT production monitor out as well?
     
  5. solvs macrumors 603

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    Dual link doesn't mean it'll drive 2 monitors, just that it can send out more info to drive a 30" monitor. You should have 1 dual link port and one regular port on the graphics card if it's the Apple one. It should have come with a cable to drive a regular DVI monitor and another cable to attach a VGA monitor. You might want to call the Apple store to ask them what's compatible.

    Here's pic of what your card should look like:[​IMG]
     
  6. Drizzt thread starter macrumors member

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    According to this picture, though, the 7800 GT has two DVI ports (one of them single-link and the other dual-link) in addition to an S Video port:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    That's the PC version. That won't work in your Mac. According to this: http://www.apple.com/powermac/graphics.html the Apple version only has 1 dual-link DVI port and 1 regular DVI port. I might have misunderstood, don't you already have the G5 with this card? It's a build to order option. If you don't, or you have a an AGP Mac (the 7800 only works with PCI-Express), and you just want to output to a TV, just buy the $20 adapter.

    Like I said, call the Apple Store, tell them what you have, tell them what you'd like to do and they can tell you what you need.
     

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