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Trevor Ambrose
Horizontal Lines in Full Screen Playback
on Mar 28, 2014 at 9:18:25 pm

Hi all,

I am editing with only 2 screens. (my left Dell monitor has the bins, the composer and the timeline -- my right Dell monitor is in Full Screen Playback)

There are horizontal lines when playing back in full screen that create a ragged image.

I can see in the small composer window that the image is fine.

I am newly transforming my edit situation from FCP to Avid and I'm not really understanding what's going on. In FCP Full screen is fine.

Any clues out there?

Thanks,

Trevor Ambrose

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Shane Ross
Re: Horizontal Lines in Full Screen Playback
on Mar 29, 2014 at 12:44:43 am

[Trevor Ambrose] "
There are horizontal lines when playing back in full screen that create a ragged image."


That's interlacing. Computer displays connected via computer connections cannot show interlacing properly.

[Trevor Ambrose] "I can see in the small composer window that the image is fine."

The Preview and Program monitor drop one field when they play back, so you don't see this.

[Trevor Ambrose] "I am newly transforming my edit situation from FCP to Avid and I'm not really understanding what's going on. In FCP Full screen is fine."

YOu need an IO device outputting to an HDTV to see this properly. YOu can get a Decklink Mini Monitor (PCIe for tower or Thunderbolt connected) for $150.

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Oliver Peters
Re: Horizontal Lines in Full Screen Playback
on Mar 29, 2014 at 6:53:45 pm

It could be interlacing as Shane mentioned, but it could also be the horizontal tearing that has plagued Avid for years. That's a result of refresh rates and computer screens. Launch Avid MC and type the "moncon off" command in the console. See if that fixes it. If so, you will need to re-enter this every time you launch MC, since it resets to the default when the program starts. I only suggest this because you mentioned FCP was fine. If it were interlacing, then I would think you'd see that same issue (with the same media) in FCP.

- Oliver

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Trevor Ambrose
Re: Horizontal Lines in Full Screen Playback
on Mar 30, 2014 at 4:35:21 am

Thanks Oliver! That solved everything.

My only problem now is, I like to "hide video" to the small composer windows and if I do that and put moncon off then I can't have a "full screen playback". I could go back and forth between modes but it's a little cumbersome.

I'll figure it out.

I see you are from Florida. My parents live in Aventura 6 months a year and I visit with my wife every year. What an awesomely beautiful state!!!

Have a good one.

Trevor

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Oliver Peters
Re: Horizontal Lines in Full Screen Playback
on Mar 30, 2014 at 12:44:52 pm

Glad it worked for you. Unfortunately it's a hack, but at least it's an answer until Avid eventually fixes this issue.

Glad your parents are enjoying the state.

Cheers,
Oliver

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Trevor Ambrose
Re: Horizontal Lines in Full Screen Playback
on Mar 30, 2014 at 4:27:13 am

Hey Shane,

Thanks so much for your detailed response. I no longer have the problem. Like Oliver said, if I go to console and type "moncon off" it stops tearing.

That being said, it's a little irritating. I like to "hide video" to the small composer windows and if I do that and put moncon off then I can't have a "full screen playback". I could go back and forth between modes but it's a little cumbersome.

I'm interested in your decklink suggestion. I have a decklink intensity card with a couple of HDMI ports so maybe if I hook up another monitor to HMDI it will allow me to be in full screen with no tearing.

Anyway, it's got me thinking. Thank man!

Trevor

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