Technical Video Output Question. Specific.

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Kyle Tippett, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Kyle Tippett

    Kyle Tippett Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok, here is the problem i face:

    If i am to buy a upconverting player (through dvi) and dun a dvi cable to projector, are the composite outputs also active at the same time so as to say i could run composite video cables to a tv for monitoring/cueing purposes?

    Does each output interface switch off when another becomes active?
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Normally no. But you may be lucky and the projector may autoselect for you.

    Normally the projector DVI input would be something like Video 1 and the composite input would be something like Video 2 and you select manually using the remote.

    Also the DVD player might require a manual selection for composite output (or interlaced output with just composite, S-video, and interlaced analog Y/Pb/Pr active) vs. DVI output (or progressive output with just progressive analog Y/Pb/Pr and DVI active).

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     

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