Connecting a Third-Party Video Interface to an External Monitor
You can use third-party video interfaces to connect a Final Cut Pro system to an
external monitor. A third-party interface may be able to transcode your sequence to
one or more of the following output formats: SDI, HD-SDI, analog component (YUV),
S-Video (Y/C), composite, and even DV. For more information about these signal
formats, see Chapter 12, “
Connecting Professional Video and Audio Equipment
Some interfaces and decks can also downconvert an HD sequence to SD video output.
For example, while editing an HD sequence, you can use an appropriate third-party
interface to downconvert your HD video to a letterboxed standard definition SDI signal.
The SDI signal can be connected to an SD broadcast monitor.
Note: Make sure that the output format of your video interface and the input format
of your video monitor match. If you have a consumer monitor, it probably has only
composite analog video input, even though your video interface may support a
higher-quality output format (such as SDI or component analog).