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Michael Harrington
Conforming Movie, FCP 7, Matrox, HDW D1800 HDCAM, Reference Problem
on Feb 13, 2015 at 11:19:10 pm

I'm conforming 2 features shot in HD several years ago and edited in DVCAM, now its time to conform to HD. I have a rented Sony HDW D-1800 for the weekend and setting it up with my FCP7, Matrox MXO2 MAX with a BlackMagic Mini Converter Sync Generator.

I'm controlling the VTR and seeing good image on my External HD Monitor but apparently no good reference indicated by what I see on the FCP Capture window and the decks stop light is flashing which indicates no reference signal despite having it hooked up to Sync Generator. I have not used this Sync Gen in a few years although the light comes on when I plug it in.

I dont think I really need a Sync Generator since I'm using just 1 VTR? Seems like I should be able to set the VTR to internal Sync and be good to go, I can't seem to find the menu to set to Internal Ref?

Any thoughts, trouble shooting or work around solutions are appreciated?

BTW, Matrox is Firmware 36.10 Software Version

Michael Harrington
Mac Pro, Dual Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz, 12 GB, FCP7, Mavrick, ATI Radeon HD 4870, 30-inch Cine Display, 4 - 1TB internal, G Speed 6TB Raid 5, 1.25TB Esata, Numerous FW 800 external drives, Matrox MX02Max, FSI 17" Broadcast Monitor, Black Magic Mini Sync Generator, Mackie 1402 & Event 20/20 monitors.

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