There's isn't a video refresh for Motion, is there? It'd be nice to have a feature like FCP's Refresh A/V devices in Motion, cause every time I go back and forth between FCP and Motion, Motion will loose the battle for the AJA. So, I have to go into prefs and switch between 10 bit and 8 bit in Motion to get my external monitor to show me Motion again. Kind of a pain. The only time this doesn't crop up, is if I go to a different program between FCP and Motion, which is a pain as well.
I've since added the external on/off button to my canvas window, but it's not resolved my problem. If I switch back and forth between FCP5.0.4 and Motion2.0 Motion (sometimes, almost all the time) will loose connection with the monitor. I added the o/off button, in hopes that if I turned the external monitor off and then back on, it would help, but it dosen't. I have to switch between RGB 8 bit and RGB 10 bit. I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the fact that I use a AJA Io. Maybe it's a driver conflict? I've been back to AJA's website and haven't noticed any new drivers for someone not on an Intel Mac.....
I seem to be having the same problem with Motion 2.0 and I'm going from Quad Mac directly by firewire to Panasonic DVCPRO deck then into 15 inch broadcast monitor. I do have a Decklink card installed, but that is not being used, nor is it hookd up to anything extrenal at the moment.
I have tried external monitor button and the menu external video switching, but have yet to see anything at all on the monitor. No problem with Final Cut Pro, it's fine on the outboard broadcast monitor - however, with Soundtrack Pro I was able to get it to output video to external mon., but haven't lately. I see there is a Motion 2.1, anyone know if there are bug fixes for these problems or am I/we just doing something wrong? Yeah, I know, probably the latter. :)