need vidio card suggestions, vivo dual vga

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I am planning to buy and outfit a new computer. This is used in a
church with a projector that supports VGA/NTSC. I could use some
suggestions for the video card(s) that are purchased. It would be nice
to able to route NTSC video into the video card and then out the 1st
VGA connector (the projector), but have a 2nd VGA for another monitor.
I also want to be able to send computer output to the 1st as well. I
know that at least some ATI and some Nvidia-based boards have an NTSC
input. Some cards also have dual VGA.

I have found a VBA application that allows part of powerpoint to be
transparent. If both the video application and ppt were sentto the
same monitor, I would have text over live video. (I have succeeded
with AMCAP showing the video, but the video was choppy, hence this
post.)

My specific questions are as follows:

Can any of the video cards handle transferring live NTSC to a vga
output dirctly (GPU?), without burdening the main CPU chip?

Can you suggest a good board with NTSC input and 2 VGA outputs?


I am posting this to NVIDIA and ATI groups in separate posts.

Thanks,

Lee
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    On 24 Apr 2004 17:41:19 -0700, leef_me@yahoo.com (lee) wrote:

    >I am planning to buy and outfit a new computer. This is used in a
    >church with a projector that supports VGA/NTSC. I could use some
    >suggestions for the video card(s) that are purchased. It would be nice
    >to able to route NTSC video into the video card and then out the 1st
    >VGA connector (the projector), but have a 2nd VGA for another monitor.
    >I also want to be able to send computer output to the 1st as well. I
    >know that at least some ATI and some Nvidia-based boards have an NTSC
    >input. Some cards also have dual VGA.
    >
    >I have found a VBA application that allows part of powerpoint to be
    >transparent. If both the video application and ppt were sentto the
    >same monitor, I would have text over live video. (I have succeeded
    >with AMCAP showing the video, but the video was choppy, hence this
    >post.)
    >
    >My specific questions are as follows:
    >
    >Can any of the video cards handle transferring live NTSC to a vga
    >output dirctly (GPU?), without burdening the main CPU chip?
    >
    >Can you suggest a good board with NTSC input and 2 VGA outputs?
    >
    >
    >I am posting this to NVIDIA and ATI groups in separate posts.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    > Lee


    Check out Matrox for your needs. Some of their graphics
    cards are triple-head, also they are a professional
    video-centric company. The graphics output quality cannot
    be beat, and since this is a non-gaming application, the
    Parhelia GPU should satisfy all your requirements otherwise

    www.matrox.com.

    John Lewis
    ..
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