Originally Posted by apple-q
You will need at least a HD extreme (around 900-1000$)
I would think the Decklink SDI should work. It has video reference input and costs about $280 online. You might need an SDI to HDMI converter to connect it to an HDTV, which will cost a couple hundred dollars more, so that would be just under $500.
A DV25 codec on my system needs a 6 quarter frame offset, so wouldn't that mean that a card with a video reference input that requires whole frame offsets would guarantee a half frame error?
Granted, it would be consistant, but it's not clear to me how that would be better than my Intensity Pro, which usually seems to stay within +or- a quarter frame error and occasionally drifts to 1/2 frame error. Am I missing something?