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Old February 3rd, 2008, 01:23 PM   #1
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Onlocation Monitor problems

I have Adobe Onlocation on my laptop connected to my Canon A1. I cannot get ANY of the monitors to work (display monitors, vectors, etc.). I have connected other cameras to the laptop to see if it was a camera problem, but I get the same results with each.

I CAN, however, press the record button in OL and get a recording (which I cannot see from within the program monitor). These recordings are in fact recording because I can view them afterwards in Windows Media and others. However, I CANNOT see any monitor or ANYTHING from within the program. Onlocation detects my cameras I connect but doesn't do much more than that.

Any suggestions? I have disabled my secondary monitor.

I'm on Vista 32bit, Intel Core2 CPU, 2.0 Ghz, 2GB Ram, 100GB+ available HD space. I have all the latest Windows updates and video driver updates.

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Old February 3rd, 2008, 01:50 PM   #2
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As a follow up, I just installed it (Adobe OL) on my Vista desktop (cuad-core, 4GB ram), and everything works fine. But the laptop still doesn't.

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Old February 3rd, 2008, 10:20 PM   #3
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I've managed to mostly avoid Vista so far, but if you were on XP I'd suggest that you look at graphics hardware acceleration properties that are managed by Windows.

I'm not sure where you find this in Vista. One place to look is in Controls | Display Settings | Advanced | Troubleshoot | Hardware Acceleration. The idea here is that you lower video acceleration one notch at a time until you see video. You might need to reboot OnLocation each time you change this setting.

The fact that you can record but not see video indicates a problem with the video overlay layer... which the above settings can help with.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 10:35 PM   #4
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Thanks. I've done all that. The thing about it is I not only don't have access to my display monitor, but NONE of the monitors seem to "monitor" anything. I have no vector formations, no audio detection, no..... well you get my point. I have NOTHING.

The only thing I have is OL recognizing my camera, and that's just about it (oh, and the bit about it recording without any display. In fact, I can't even review the video from within OL, I have too see it through another program).

Thanks! I'm going to take a second look at you suggestions and see if I happened to miss something. Fingers are crossed.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 01:56 PM   #5
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Firewire drivers? Is your firewire true OHCI compliant?

If this turns out to be traceable to firewire, all is not lost for your laptop, you could use a PC-card (or express card) firewire interface with it. If so, beware of frying camera firewire interface if your PC firewire plug is 6-pin, camera must be turned off during hookups, ultra-conservatively the laptop would be off as well.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #6
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Firewire drivers? Is your firewire true OHCI compliant?

If this turns out to be traceable to firewire, all is not lost for your laptop, you could use a PC-card (or express card) firewire interface with it. If so, beware of frying camera firewire interface if your PC firewire plug is 6-pin, camera must be turned off during hookups, ultra-conservatively the laptop would be off as well.
Thanks, but just double checked the firewire drivers... all updated.

Bummer.... Maybe I need to "upgrade" from Vista to XP?
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Old February 5th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #7
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Lloyd, I'd exhaust all avenues with Adobe tech support before redoing your system (and possibly OnLoc still not working...). Dual boot?
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Don't mean this as an insult, but are you sure the correct source is selected in the menu?

My soundcard was somehow listed as the default source.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #9
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Don't mean this as an insult, but are you sure the correct source is selected in the menu?

My soundcard was somehow listed as the default source.
Yeah, everything is selected right. I have the same program running on my Desktop (shows my soundcard as a source too... Weird!) I have my camera selected.
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