Hi. I've been working on several PAL projects and my Blackmagic Sync Generator was fine. A few days ago I started working on a 1080i project, so I switched to that position as the backside diagram of de device says, but no 1080i reference appear. I rebooted the system and the sync generator, but nothing changed. Then I switched to different positions but I couldn't get the 1080i reference.
I downloaded the Mini Converters Software from Blackmagi's website and installed it, and I updated the sync generator firmware. It was worst the solution than the problem: now I can only get 1080i reference, no more PAL, nor the rest of the other clean reference signals. And none of them respects the backside diagram of switches's positions.
>I downloaded the Mini Converters Software from Blackmagi's website and installed it, and I updated the sync generator firmware.
The question is why to use firmware update on such a "dumb" device as a BMD Sync Generator with dip switches(?) To update SG to new formats (beyond 8 labeled on device).
It seams that new firmware = new formats for BMD SG. Ok! But to find info about dip switches positions for new formats? What formats? ;)
Or... Maybe I am missing something?
BTW: My BMD MB Pro(ver1) control panel ALWAYS shows: "Reference input not detected" if I work with SD PAL (or with HD to SD PAL BMD down conversion).
When I set PPro project to any HD res then input panel ALWAYS shows: "Reference input connected".
Both observations with SG (no matter what video format set on SG dip switches) or without it.
Well, maybe I just do not understand what this information means :/
Robert Falkowski - http://www.mmstudio.com.pl
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