Recently we got a strange issue here with our Kona 3 System (2007 MacPro)
We have 1920x1080 ProRes (SQ) Files. Codec, Sequence & Project-Settings matched.
When we switch the Video settings in FCP to 1080i 10bit we get nothing but garbage on our preview monitors. (one is a Sony Class1 CRT connected via SDI using the downconverted SD-Signal, the other is a Samsung LCD connected via component using the HD-signal) But: On both monitors just garbage.
When we switch to 1080 8 bit Video works (on both monitors), but we get Audio-Crackeling playing the timeline. (Audio monitored over Kona)
I was under the impression that ProRes is 10 Bit! So why the issues? And what has it got to do with audio?
We recently upgraded to Control Panel 7.0. I´m not sure, but I think I havent seen this before that...
[Eric Sternberger]"I was under the impression that ProRes is 10 Bit! So why the issues? And what has it got to do with audio?
We recently upgraded to Control Panel 7.0. I´m not sure, but I think I havent seen this before that... "
this is one of those - I think you downloaded the driver, but forgot to update the firmware on the card.
the firmware update on the Kona 3 Card is a manual process.
Applications > Aja Utilities > Kona Firmware updater.
[Eric Sternberger]"When we switch the Video settings in FCP to 1080i 10bit we get nothing but garbage on our preview monitors. "
when you change the compression version you need to change the Video Out preset also
Question : why are you converting to UC when working with ProRes files- this is unnecessary the way ProRes was designed..
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The footage was captured on another machine with the "HDV to ProRes"-Easy Setup.
It is 1440x1080 25fps Apple ProRes 422
On the editing-machine we used the AJA 1080i 25 ProRes 422 Easy-Setup for the project. With that we have no Preview. Only when stopped or during scrubbing we see a picture.
When we switch the display-settings to 1080i 8 bit, it works though, but we have crackeling sound...
I also uninstalled & reinstalled the 7.0 driver.
Or is the HDV-ProRes conversion the culprit? It was done with the proper easy setup though...