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12-08-2010, 12:36 PM
Will RedCine-X support the Matrox MX02 Mini? Would be great to use my plasma for color grading...
Henk van den Doel
12-08-2010, 01:01 PM
Not sure whether it will work, but I do know there are a lot of audio problems with products from the mxo family. If it's only for color work and it works that might be ok and it's actually quite a nice product colorwise, but I do advise for a real proper demo on your specific setup before buying. The audio trouble is really annoying, that I can tell you :)
12-08-2010, 01:08 PM
only way you can is to transcode FIRST. MXO does not have that capability yet that i'm aware nor if it can ever.
BUT, after transcoding to your codec of choice you should then to into MXO and you can setup your plasma tv via hdmi and get very color accurate. Works GREAT for me.
12-08-2010, 10:00 PM
If the goal is to use the plasma for grading... then most of the Decklink cards support HDMI.
I recommend the Blackmagic Decklink Extreme 3D, as that support 3D and HDMI 1.4. Its $900 (Prices today are from B&H)
AJA's Kona 3G also supports HDMI 1.4 output and 3D. Its $2000
The Kona LHi supports HDMI 1.3 input and output. Its about $1200
12-13-2010, 08:04 AM
Any suggestions on Plasmas? Has anyone used the Panasonic TH-42PF20U? I would have thought any kind of serious color grading would require at least a $5000 monitor but seems like lots of people are using these Panasonic Plasmas with good results if calibrated correctly.
12-13-2010, 01:36 PM
I picked up a Panasonic Blu-ray player last weekend. One of the interesting features is support for 10 bit 4:4:4 color when connected to the current generation Viera series flat panels, both LCD and plasma.
In the US, flat panel displays with the ISF certification sticker have very sophisticated setup menus for accurate calibration with a colorimeter.