I'm sure that I know the answer to this, but is there any way to use the HDMI out on my GTX 680 for FCP7 video playback? One would think there might be plugin from Nvidia.
I was trying to avoid reinstalling my shaky BM Intensity card.
The HDMI out will be a computer signal. So you'll get a second computer display with that. You an tell FCP to make that display go full screen. BUT, it won't be a color accurate VIDEO output signal...not like what you get with IO cards like BMD.
What Shane wrote is 100% accurate, and instead of looking for the cheapest workaround, what you should be thinking about is troubleshooting the flaky Intensity card or investing in one of Blackmagic's better cards that isn't flaky. The Intensity card has never been one of BM's best offerings, but they are so freaking cheap that you're probably better off tossing it and getting a used Decklink Studio or Extreme, or Extreme 3D.
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