Okay, some days you have to break out the stupid questions…
Can someone tell me, or point me to a resource so I can read, what advantage would my post workflow have if I bought a DeckLink HD Extreme and had no interest in capturing or exporting? That is, I have no need for connecting to decks or capturing or anything. I talked to the guys at the Blackmagic booth at NAB with this question and they did a bad job explaining it. (Side Note: Was it just me, or were a lot of the booth operators at NAB extremely unknowledgeable about anything except being an audible form of the brochure?).
I dug around at the Blackmagic site and it seems that FCP would work faster in HD effects and that somehow monitoring, via their HDMI out port to a consumer monitor, is better than just going out another graphics card.
Can anyone share their thoughts about how this card would impact a workflow that involved using FCP, Color, Motion and external monitoring using a consumer 1080p 42" LCD? Much appreciation.