[dan luke]"1) 1080i sequences won't playback in sync."
First, what PCI slot is your card in and do you have any other PCI cards in the machine? Also, how are you monitoring your a/v?
[dan luke]"2) If i playback a sequence with a hole in the video track that is longer than 2 seconds, sync is totally lost. I had a Kona 2 before this and never had this problem so I'm assuming it's a problem."
See number 1, and what kind of scratch drives do you have and what codec?
[dan luke]"3) Today had to contend with lots of moves on stills that stuttered terribly, again this is using same procedures as in the past but without success."
This leaves me to believe that something else is going on besides the Kona, and see number 1.
Kona card is in slot 2 I have a matrox hd compress card in slot 3 and fibre raid card in 4. I monitor the video out of the kona sdi to the panasonic monitor and the audio through the analog outs of the kona into a mackie mixer
I've had the problem using both dvcprohd and xdcam codecs I'm using the internal drives for scratch disks, 3 1 terabyte stripped together and my xserve raid.
stuttering stills was another issue(boris fx) that i hope is solved