13W3 ---to---> what?

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13W3 ---to---> what?

Unread postby pablodiablo » Thu May 21, 2009 6:49 am

I have here onyx2 with DG5-2/GVO option runnning Inferno 6.5.14.

I am considering to use second channel (numbered as 1) for playback preview. But I would like to have it connected to some nice DVI equipped LCD for HD recolution preview.
I there any 13w3--->HDSDI or 13w3--->DVI converters tha would work with DG5-2/GVO option that outputs SMTP HD stnadard signals based on the ircombine configurations installed by autodesk installers?

I know that one option is to stick in the xio XTHD option and converts HDSDI to DVI but this would cost me an option and converter, so maybe there is a chance for getting this done by a 13w3 converter only.

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Re: 13W3 ---to---> what?

Unread postby recondas » Thu May 21, 2009 7:09 am

Sun makes a 13w3 to DVI cable <Sun P/N 530-3130-01>. The DVI connection is DVI-A (analogue), so even if you exclude the Sun/SGI 13w3 pinouts, it probably won't do what you want.

Looks like there's a few on eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/SUN-13w3--to-DVI-Vi ... dZViewItem

The standard DG-5/GVO has two CCIR601 outputs:
TechPubs wrote:GVO output formats are CCIR601 525 (nonsquare pixel 720 x 486 NTSC resolution) and CCIR601 625 (nonsquare pixel 720 x 576 PAL resolution).
http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi ... ml#id54286

pablodiablo wrote:But I would like to have it connected to some nice DVI equipped LCD for HD recolution preview.
If you have one of the HD GVOs, the breakout box seems provides several digital to digital options: http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi ... /ch02.html
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Re: 13W3 ---to---> what?

Unread postby pablodiablo » Thu May 21, 2009 7:12 am

No, it's not that. Signal should be changed to digital.
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Re: 13W3 ---to---> what?

Unread postby iKitsune » Thu May 21, 2009 7:20 am

Good luck! Lemme know if you find anything.

You're not going to gain any quality, btw, by converting the analogue signal to digital. I would, personally, just do HD previews on something like my GDM-20E21.
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Re: 13W3 ---to---> what?

Unread postby pablodiablo » Thu May 21, 2009 7:52 am

iKitsune wrote:Good luck! Lemme know if you find anything.

You're not going to gain any quality, btw, by converting the analogue signal to digital. I would, personally, just do HD previews on something like my GDM-20E21.



Are you sure you would do that with any of SD/HD setting for ircombine that are installed with FFI software?
I was trying to use regular monitor for digital preview via channel but with limited success. I want to have digital signal so I could hook up some decent screen for 1920x1080.

Well maybe I will end up with XTHD plus HDSDItoDVI converter... we will see.

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Re: 13W3 ---to---> what?

Unread postby iKitsune » Thu May 21, 2009 10:35 am

pablodiablo wrote:
iKitsune wrote:Good luck! Lemme know if you find anything.

You're not going to gain any quality, btw, by converting the analogue signal to digital. I would, personally, just do HD previews on something like my GDM-20E21.



Are you sure you would do that with any of SD/HD setting for ircombine that are installed with FFI software?
I was trying to use regular monitor for digital preview via channel but with limited success. I want to have digital signal so I could hook up some decent screen for 1920x1080.

Well maybe I will end up with XTHD plus HDSDItoDVI converter... we will see.

p.

Eh, you're right. The GDM-20E21 can only do 1600x1200, so it's a bit small for what you need. I just assumed you knew what you were doing when you were trying to increase signal definition by converting an analog signal from a 13w3 connector to a digital signal. Hope ya find what you need, anyhow! :)
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