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Greg Ammen
Unable to get composite signal to FCP
on Apr 15, 2009 at 6:07:57 pm

Hello,

I am having trouble getting a composite signal to FCP.

I can see the video on my monitor from the composite OUT on the IO LA however when I use the Composite Easy Setup on FCP I don't see video on Log and Capture only the Preview Disabled message.

When I shutdown FCP and open up the ProIO Control Panel it tells me No video on the Analog IN.

The Analog input Video Format is set to: Composite

Am I missing a step?

My system:

Mac G5 OSX version 10.5.6
Final Cut Pro 6.0.5
ProIO Control Panel 1.2
AJA IoLA

I appreciate the help

Thanks,

Greg


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Unable to get composite signal to FCP
on Apr 16, 2009 at 4:42:55 pm

What's your composite source?


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Greg Ammen
Re: Unable to get composite signal to FCP
on Apr 16, 2009 at 5:12:16 pm

The composite source is a VCR. I have also tried it with a DVD player and our Sony DSR-11 DVCAM Deck. Thanks for your help.

-Greg


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Unable to get composite signal to FCP
on Apr 16, 2009 at 5:24:44 pm

Whhen you are in FCP and choose the proper easy setup, does the analog composite light come on?


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Greg Ammen
Re: Unable to get composite signal to FCP
on Apr 16, 2009 at 5:35:09 pm

Yeah the light comes on when a composite Easy Setup is chosen. It also comes on when I shutdown FCP and open the ProIO Control Panel and select "Composite."

However, even though I am seeing signal on the monitor from the Composite Out on the AJA, the Control Panel is indicating no video on the Analog In.

-Greg


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Unable to get composite signal to FCP
on Apr 16, 2009 at 5:51:30 pm

I can't remember. Does the ioLA control panel have an input passthrough mode?

If so, can you set the input to composite and see an image on a monitor hooked up to the LAs output?

Jeremy


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Greg Ammen
Re: Unable to get composite signal to FCP
on Apr 16, 2009 at 6:33:36 pm

Jeremy thanks for your help.

There is no way to select a passthrough mode but it appears that may be a default since I am seeing video on the monitor.

I have the Monitor hooked up to the ioLA composite output. Sorry if I wasn't clear, that is what I was indicating by this:

"However, even though I am seeing signal on the monitor from the Composite Out on the AJA, the Control Panel is indicating no video on the Analog In."

Again, thanks for your time.

-Greg


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gary adcock
Re: Unable to get composite signal to FCP
on Apr 16, 2009 at 9:33:42 pm

[Greg Ammen] "There is no way to select a passthrough mode but it appears that may be a default since I am seeing video on the monitor. "

correct all outputs are active all the time.

the only time I see this as an issue is when there is more than 1 FW device on the chain.






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Greg Ammen
Re: Unable to get composite signal to FCP
on Apr 16, 2009 at 9:55:18 pm

Hmm...

I definitely only have one FW device plugged in (the AJA ioLA.)

Also just to verify that something hadn't hung up I checked System Profiler and the AJA is the only thing showing up on the FireWire Device Tree.

One other thing to note, which I neglected to mention and I know may be asked later, I have restarted the machine and reinstalled and updated the ProIO Control Panel.

Thanks.


-Greg


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Simon Weaver
Re: Unable to get composite signal to FCP
on Apr 16, 2009 at 10:03:37 pm

Have you ever had a composite signal, or has it just gone down? I only ask because my first AJA box never did - and was eventually returned for a replacement unit.


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Greg Ammen
Re: Unable to get composite signal to FCP
on Apr 16, 2009 at 10:18:42 pm

We've actually never used the Composite Input. I guess I should contact AJA directly.

-Greg


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Simon Weaver
Re: Unable to get composite signal to FCP
on Apr 16, 2009 at 10:16:14 pm

I would - they swapped mine straight away - great service.

Always Learning!


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Greg Ammen
Re: Unable to get composite signal to FCP
on Apr 21, 2009 at 5:07:43 pm

Thanks for all the help guys. I contacted AJA and they recommended trashing the preferences (path listed below):

Go to Mac drive>Users>User name>Library>Preferences>Final Cut User Data folder. Trash the 3 FCP files OBJ, CACHE and PROOF.

Relaunch FCP and from the Choose window select the IOLA composite codec. Open Log and Capture.


This worked for me.

...It's always a simple thing you forget to do. :-)



-Greg


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