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I use the Blackmagic Intensity Pro because I just need simple monitoring. I don’t need it to do any up-converting or cross-converting. You will have to see what works with your system and software, though. Give them a call. I’m sure they will be happy to talk to you.
For monitoring I send video to a JVC TM-H150C broadcast monitor via S-Video, although, component would be much better.
I’m not sure where to direct you for monitors because I don’t know your budget. Flanders Scientific monitors are VERY good…the best. Panasonic plasmas are also quite good. If your budget is under $2500 for a monitor, then get the most expensive one you can afford.
Features to look for in a broadcast monitor:
A contract ratio of at least 1000:1 (although I believe plasmas are WAY higher)
Component, SDI, and/or HDMI connections (S-Video is a bare minimum for SD)
A refresh rate of at least 120Hz
If you know you’re going out to DVD, you can get away with using a decent home television. Just make sure you use the S-video connection if it doesn’t have Component. And remember to use color bars to calibrate your monitor.