Screening formats guide
- In most cases a Mac Pro with a video card (eg, Blackmagic, AJA), that sends a signal to SDI, HDMI or Component to the projector.
- The use of a video card is required. It is possible to use USB video cards to send the SDI signal, making it possible to use laptop computers (eg MacBook Pro with a Matrox MXO or laptop with a Blackmagic Intensity UltraStudio or Shuttle)
- Sans carte vidéo, on revient dans le domaine des Computer Media, beaucoup plus problématiques.
- A technique widely used in film schools and some festivals.
- widespread in big cinemas
- widespread in small cinemas
- High quality: an editing station can directly read the master avi or quicktime or mxf
- Much better and cheaper than HDCAM
- It's inexpensive to screen a film in a room equiped with an editing station: just copy the master on the station.
- Flexible: it's easy to view a particular subtitle track or to choose a particular version of the soundtrack or of the audio
- Hard to implement if the room is not already equipped with an editing workstation
- Is as reliable as the computer. But computers are more likely to interrupt a screening than VTRs are.