1720 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2011 12:07 PM by Patrick Sheffield
DV via firewire was child's play.
Welcome to the wonderful world of HD.
The least expensive option is the Blackmagic Intensity if you have a MacPro. Otherwise, the Matrox MXO2 mini if you have a spare PCIe slot (MacPro) or Expresscard slot (MacBookPro 17").
All computers lacking slots (internal or external) are out of luck.
Well thankfully the Macbook Pro to which I am referring is in fact a 17" model with expresscard slot. So what I'd need is this $449 Matrox MX02 Mini?
That's actually not too bad. I mean it sure beats having to buy a $2,000 breakout box.
I've got one and it works quite well for preliminary grades. Recognize it is not the same thing as feeding a Flanders Scientific monitor from a Kona Lhi
Still, it is better than trying to guess at quality based on what your computer is showing you.
The big drawback is you can't run esata external drives and the Matrox at the same time on the laptop.