Hey Lucas (and all),
We are putting together the final specs of our Scratch system and I'm looking into the feasibility of using the new DreamColor LP2480zx with Scratch and not having to use HD-SDI. We don't have any SDI decks currently and if the display is as accurate as HP claim then I'm hoping we may be able to get by without HD-SDI for now.
My question is about feeding 10-bit via anything EXCEPT HD-SDI from Scratch.
My understanding is that Scratch likes Nvidia cards, we are currently running a 8800GT in the machine that we are going to install Scratch onto but afaik the nvidia cards do not do 10-bit via DVI, (the firegl 7700 does via displayport) does anybody know anything about this? I do know that the Dual-Link DVI spec has provisioning for 10-bit though.. but that's just a spec.
Lucas, I'd love to hear your thoughts about this, have you guys had a chance to test the Dreamcolor display yet? Do you have any advice on how I could feed it a 10-bit signal from Scratch? Obviously the Quadro's will output 10-bit via SDI, but the Dreamcolor display has no SDI.
Alternatively, the other option would be to just feed it an 8-bit signal via an Nvidia card from Scratch and make use of the display's good color fidelity for grading but in 8-bit viewing space until there is a video card option that will enable us to bump up to 10-bit. Most professional panels are 8-bit currently anyway.
We are an independant film production company and will be using the System for film DI work and commercials etc. We just outsource our HD-SDI layoff's (when needed) or master (or supply) our projects as data.
Would greatly appreciate any thoughts..