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jeremy Lee
previewing on 2nd monitor not working
on Jun 13, 2005 at 8:51:27 pm

hello all,
im running fcp5 and tiger on a dual 2.7 w/ 4 gigs of ram. im trying to use a second monitor as a preview monitor but with no success. it only shows the first frame when i press play, and the last when i press stop. ive tried messing with all the settings but i just cant figure it out.
please help
thanks
jeremy


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Rob Forsythe
Re: previewing on 2nd monitor not working
on Jun 13, 2005 at 9:04:04 pm

Are you saying you're trying to use a second COMPUTER monitor for preview?
FCP is really designed and intended for you to use an external VIDEO (NTSC or PAL) for checking full QUALITY.

But none the less:

Make SURE your Canvas window (right window) in FCP is set to "Fit to Window"... AND that it has not been "pushed off" the edge of the computer screen.

Make sure your CANVAS View Menu is checked on RGB... NOT just Alpha.


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jeremy Lee
Re: previewing on 2nd monitor not working
on Jun 13, 2005 at 9:10:32 pm

its a computer monitor.
how do i make sure the canvas monitor is set to rgb?
thanks for the quick response
jeremy


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jeremy Lee
Re: previewing on 2nd monitor not working
on Jun 13, 2005 at 9:15:10 pm

hmmm...
i found where to make sure it was set to rgb- and it is. but it still wont play....


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jeremy Lee
Re: previewing on 2nd monitor not working
on Jun 13, 2005 at 10:39:46 pm

ive done some more research and this is a problem seen in fcp4.5. everyone says once you have 5 it works fine but it doesnt work for me.
anyone else have this problem?????
thanks
jeremy


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jeremy Lee
Re: IT'sWORKIN!! yay
on Jun 13, 2005 at 10:43:53 pm

i had unchecked mirror on desktop. now its checked and now it works.
stupid mistake


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Faryar
Second monitor palyback preview
on Sep 12, 2005 at 12:55:36 am

i was prevbiously able to monitor full screen playbackof my sequence in fcp 4.5 by pressing f12
this is notg happening...
in a/v setup prefs the option is rayed out and under view, external video is grayed out too

would appreciate any help
thanks
faryar


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Rob Forsythe
Re: Second monitor palyback preview
on Sep 12, 2005 at 10:10:18 am

This list contains virtually everything to try to enable:
a. External Monitor VIDEO and AUDIO via FireWire & DV deck or camcorder.
b. Viewing in the Canvas window on the computer screen.
c. Being able to record on the external FW DV deck or camcorder.

If working this list doesn't cure the problem... you may have a PROBLEM!

Try things in this order until you find the "cure":

1. Make sure you have only ONE (1) FireWire deck, camcorder, DV capture "card", or D-to-A converter or video device attached to the computer at a time. Any more than one DV device can cause loss of signal and control.
2. Make sure you have View (Menu) > External Video> All Frames set.
(If the ALL FRAMES option is grayed-out... jump to step 6 below and continue.)
3. Make SURE your Canvas window (right window) in FCP is set to "Fit to Window"... AND that it has not been "pushed off" the edge of the computer screen.
4. Make sure your CANVAS View Menu (Box Icon with broken sides) is checked on Image or Image+Wireframe... NOT just Wireframe.
5. Make sure your CANVAS View Menu is checked on RGB... NOT just Alpha.
6. Make sure your Final Cut Pro (menu) > Easy Setup... is set for DV-NTSC (or DV-PAL, if that's where you are).
7. Some camcorders/decks work better under "FW (NTSC/PAL)" -or- "FW (NTSC/PAL) Basic" control (in the capture settings). Try either setting to see which works best for your device.
8. Make sure your Final Cut Pro (menu) > Audio/Video Settings > A/V Devices (tab) > Mirror on Desktop > must be CHECKED. (If not, playing video will not appear in the Canvas.)
9. Make sure the "Log and Capture" Window is CLOSED and not just "hidden" behind other windows.
10. Turn off the power to the Camera/Deck/Converter Box, then turn it back ON.
11. Make sure the camera is in VTR mode... or the deck is in DV (DV, iLink, or FW) input.
12. On a Sony camcorder or deck, make sure the menu setting "A/V > DV Out" is set to OFF.
13. Re-check that your FW cable is well-connected at both ends (or try a new cable).
14. Important: Quit FCP, then Restart FCP.
15. Now again, make sure you have View > External Video > ALL FRAMES set...

If it still does not work. "Trash" the FCP Preferences on the Mac
http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/trashing_fcp_prefs.html

"FCP Rescue" is a free Apple Script that will Trash the Preferences.
It will also restore your user settings afterwards.
Download:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14729

>Then, start again at my "step 1" above.


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faryar
Re: Second monitor palyback preview
on Oct 29, 2005 at 4:33:36 am

thank you
faryar


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