I want to prepare for color grading on a Mac Pro with a Radeon 5770 card. I want to use my Panasonic 1710 monitor, which I know would be much more accurate than a regular computer LCD, since it is naturally in rec709 color space. But my question is, do I need to buy an HD-SDI output card in order to benefit from that monitor, or can I just connect it via DVI to the Radeon? The monitor has both input options. I'd like to avoid spending money of a Kona if I can. Also - since the Radeon has only one DVI port, I'd be using a Mini-DisplayPort to DVI adapter, if that makes any difference.
Thanks for any advice.