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Old December 1st, 2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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FCP 6 - Preview over Firewire question

Can FCP 6 preview HDV video, downconverted to DV realtime over firewire to an external device so I can preview my HDV video from an HDV timeline on a SD monitor?

I read somewhere it was possible but couldn't find much info on Apple's site about it and was hoping someone could confirm it.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 05:56 PM   #2
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Yes, FCP 6 will down-convert HDV into DV on-the-fly so you can preview on an external SD monitor via FW.


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Old December 1st, 2007, 09:29 PM   #3
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it works a treat Nick but will only provide a letterboxed output, it won't do an anamorphic output (16:9 stretched to 4:3) so its great if you are viewing the downconvert on a 4:3 monitor but not so great if you only have a 16:9 monitor

i created my own easy setup for working with XDCAM HD with DV preview, but probably the easiest way to get this to work is, when ready to edit, simply re-choose the DV NTSC Easy Setup ... at that point you should see Apple Firewire DV as an external video option in the view menu

hope it helps
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 06:36 PM   #4
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Great. I have a wonderful broadcast monitor for SD that I'd like to use for color tweaking with my HDV. Should work great because its a 4:3 monitor

Thanks for the input
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