Latest post Fri, Jul 26 2013 2:25 AM by Taron Lexton. 8 replies.
Page 1 of 1 (9 items)
Sort Posts: Previous Next
  • Thu, Jul 11 2013 7:13 AM

    External Scopes

    Okay someone please set me straight...

    For external scopes it seems my only options are the tiny yet exorbitantly expensive hardware scopes (Tektronix, etc.), or software scopes. I'm looking for the "in between" solution -- a big screen with full scopes, without paying 15k.

    Is it possible to convert an SDI signal to fullscreen scopes BEFORE it hits a monitor?

    I currently go SDI out to a JVC broadcast monitor. I have an SDI out available from the JVC, and I have a second monitor that with SDI in. What I would need is an intermediary: something to convert the signal so that the second monitor displays fullscreen video scopes. It seems like a simple solution but I can find no precedent for it.

    Is this even possible?

    2 x 3.06 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon, 32 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC, ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Jul 11 2013 9:06 AM In reply to

    • Leo Baker
    • Top 500 Contributor
    • Joined on Wed, Oct 5 2011
    • London
    • Posts 294
    • Points 3,605

    Re: External Scopes

    Hello,

    You could look into this as it covers pretty much a lot of features for a low price. http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/smartview/

    Leo

    Avid Media Composer 2018.4 Pro Tools 12.7 Windows 10 Pro 64bit Computer: HP Z800 DUAL QUAD XEON X5667 3.07GHZ 96GB 3 X 450GB SAS 96Gb system Ram Graphics... [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Jul 11 2013 9:10 AM In reply to

    Re: External Scopes

    Have you looked at the BMD ultrascopes?

    There are pocket versions!

     

    http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/ultrascope/

    Social Media Manager at Avid
    Editor-in-Chief avidblogs.com

    Got a great story to tell for #TimelineTuesday?
    Want to share a Media Composer Tutorial on #TutorialThursday?
    Contact me!

    Twitter: @editorbelga
    Facebook: fb.com/editorbelga 
    WWLD

     

  • Thu, Jul 11 2013 10:56 AM In reply to

    Re: External Scopes

    Also have a look at Scopebox:

    http://www.divergentmedia.com/scopebox

    You will need an interface of some sort, perhaps even a BM one.

    I use an Aja I/O express into a Macbook Pro with an express card.

    The scopes are slightly more configurable than the Ultrascope, i.e. they can be full screen, or any combination.

    Scopebox allows an internal "link" to apps on the same computer, sadly not Avid currently.

    Symphony 7.06 OS 10.9.5 QT 7.6.3 Mac Pro 2x2.66 6-core 32GB Ram Aja Kona 3. MC 7.0.6 OS 10.9.5 Mac Pro 5.1 2x2.97 6-core 14GB ram Aja I/O express, Apple... [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Jul 11 2013 3:05 PM In reply to

    • udosauer
    • Top 500 Contributor
    • Joined on Thu, Oct 13 2005
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • Posts 448
    • Points 5,255

    Re: External Scopes

    Have a look at the Tekronix rasterizers: http://www.tek.com/waveform-rasterizers

    And yes, they cost a little, but you get what you pay for.

    2x HP Z800 with Mojo DX and MC7.0 | 1x HP Z800 with Nitris DX and MC7.0+SYM-Option | 1x Unity MEFC5 [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Jul 11 2013 3:59 PM In reply to

    Re: External Scopes

    Wim Van den Broeck:

    Have you looked at the BMD ultrascopes?

    There are pocket versions!

     

    http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/ultrascope/

    Interesting option.    Can it work with a Matrox Mini, if I get a component-to-SDI converter?

    MC 2018.4 with Symphony, Matrox MX02 Mini Max, Win 7 Pro, HP Z800 2x6-Core 3.2Ghz Xeon, 48GB ram, Quadro K4200, SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD as system drive... [view my complete system specs]

    I have a fantastic editing assistant.  He stays by my side when I edit...doesn't talk too much...and thinks I'm a genius!    Check him out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQVkYaaPO6g

  • Thu, Jul 11 2013 11:29 PM In reply to

    • vpcmike
    • Top 50 Contributor
    • Joined on Thu, Oct 13 2005
    • Baltimore, MD
    • Posts 1,669
    • Points 20,140

    Re: External Scopes

    If you want physical scopes, one cost effective option is HERE

    System #1 - Mac Pro 12 Core 2.93, 24 GB RAM, 16 TB ISIS 5000 System #2 - Core i7 2600k, Windows 7, 16 GB RAM, Quadro 4000 System #3 - Dell Precision... [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Jul 12 2013 5:55 AM In reply to

    Re: External Scopes

    Thanks everyone! Especially udosauer -- that is EXACTLY what I was looking for. So glad to know it exists! Still ridiculously expensive, but at least it exists.

    The BMD Pocket Ultrascopes would seem to be the simplest (go SDI in and have it full screen on an external monitor) but I called them and apparently you can't have ANY other software running. Which kinda defeats the purpose.

    Scopebox feeding from some SDI input would seem to be the best option otherwise. Just need to figure out how to get an SDI input into my Mac Pro with no Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, or available PCIe slots.... ouch.

    Anyway, thanks for your help everyone! Love this forum! 

    2 x 3.06 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon, 32 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC, ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Jul 26 2013 2:25 AM In reply to

    Re: External Scopes

    Here's what I did in the end:

    PCIe BMD Mini Monitor SDI out to my existing JVC broadcast monitor, then SDI out of the JVC into a Thunderbolt BMD Mini Recorder, into my MacBook Pro running Scopebox on a 24" external monitor. So I get a waveform display 40% bigger than a Tektronix at 1/100th of the cost. I'm very happy.  :)

    Thanks everyone for your help!

    2 x 3.06 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon, 32 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC, ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 [view my complete system specs]
    Filed under: ,
Page 1 of 1 (9 items)

© Copyright 2011 Avid Technology, Inc.  Terms of Use |  Privacy Policy |  Site Map |  Find a Reseller