I just got a BlackMagic Intensity Pro card and am using it to monitor my AE work on an external monitor. Thing is I'm seeing fields, or rather, see the lack of both sets of fields. So I'm looking at a distorted image. Know what I mean? Is this just something I have to live with as AE seperates the fields and the client doesn't understand that or is there a way to see things a little smoother?
if you want to see both fields on your external monitor from a RAM preview, you can use our FieldsKit product, which as a "REinterlacer" plugin that will time sample your 29.97 comp at each field time (that is, at each frame, and exactly between each frame) to create interlaced footage in the RAM preview. You simply select the "< Half Frame Rate" option within a 29.97 (25 in PAL) comp.. Select whether you want the output to be Lower Field First or Upper Field First within the plugin, and voila, you get a RAM preview as if you used AE"s rendering to disk to produce interlaced material.