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Old February 18th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #1
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Preview to external monitor stops when applying effect in CS4?

Okay, so I have been doing this since Premiere Pro 1.5 succesfully. I have the prject setup to preview on my HDTV via the component out of my video card. I set this up in playback settings and it works flawlessly....until CS4. I have it setup properly and indeed scrubbing the timeline shows the preview perfectly on my HDTV....however, add any effect to the clip and it stops. I added a simple color correction and the preview is gone...actually, the preview turns black and when I press spacebar all I see is the very first frame of the avi that is on the timeline. The window on the PC monitor shows the clips plus effects, just the secondary preview fails.

I am hoping that I am missing something.....I did have to set my preview options based on the sequence and not by the project, so I guess I am hoping there is some option to show timeline plus effects that I am not seeing here. I have the HDTV primarily to color correct, and since I Cannot see the output after applying color is well.....useless.

Anyone else experiencing this, or is this a glitch on my system?

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Old February 18th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #2
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Marty, it is tough for anyone to help with these kind of questions without knowing the particulars of your system, hardware by brand and model as well as software including version.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #3
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Pete, I am asking a general question if this behavior is new to CS4 versus older versions. I will post my system settings just to be helpful though. It is becoming more clear, that on my system with CS4, Premiere will not output anything from the timeline to a second monitor unless it is rendered, or, if the clip didn't need rendered at all. Dropping color bars into a brand new HDV preset get's me color bars in the samll program monitor and nothing on the second monitor. Build a preview and it magically re-appears. Change anything with that clip and it is gone again. This is not how CS3, PPRO2 or 1.5 behaved. Can anyone verify this is normal? I have the full CS3 suite running like a rock on my system with no real issues. I keep hoping to find a radio button that would turn this feature back on or something.

Specs: CS4 Production Suite and CS3 Production Suite
Quad Core Q6600
4GB Ram
Nvidia 7950 with 512mb video RAM
2TB Raided sata drives
SOund Blaster Audigy 2Zs card

As I said, this system is stable as can be with CS3. I tried the most simple project in CS4 and it is behaving badly....not crashing but not displaying things the way it should.

In aother example I dropped a PPRO title and a jpg next to each other on a brand new timeline. The title wouldn't show up at all then the jpg would only appear in the prject preview on second monitor. I changed the quiality setting from auto to high qulaity, and then the title still would not appear but instead I got a negative version of the jpg appearing in it's place. So playing this 10 second clip showed 5 seconds of the jpg in negative and then 5 seconds of the jpg didn;t even show the title.

Man...I was hoping that all this bad press CS4 has been getting was wrong. Since my system has been so reliable with CS3 I though I'd be one of the luck ones. 3 hours into my first super simple DV project on CS4 and I haven't accomplished anything except post on message boards why it isn't working.

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Old February 19th, 2009, 12:00 PM   #4
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Marty, did you render effects in the work area? I'm not sure if it should matter, but that's the only thing I can think of. Good luck.
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