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Old October 21st, 2004, 08:52 AM   #1
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External Monitor --has the pukes!

OK, I've got a project in FCP4 - wanting to monitor it
externally...I'm firewired into a Sony DVMC-DA2 then RCA'd into
a Sony Trinitron monitor.

From the timeline, the 1st frame shows up on the monitor then
freezes (as the timeline continues to play in FCP)

I went into othert FCP projects, and they played just fine on the
external monitor?

any idea what's up?
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Old October 21st, 2004, 09:53 PM   #2
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Hello Scott,

Well the obvious would say it's project related from your description.

If you moved the playhead forward and played from there, does it show the same symptoms?

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Old February 21st, 2007, 08:30 PM   #3
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Hi, I have a similar issue as Scott.
My external monitor only shows clips when the playhead has stopped - nothing during playback.
I'm pretty certain all my A/V settings are correct, Audio is fine, and as I say I get a picture on the monitor just not while the clip is playing.
I'm not using HD and it is not a project specific fault - this occurs across all projects.
I've seen this problem posted quite a lot across the Net, but have not found an answer yet - hopefully someone here can help.
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Old February 21st, 2007, 11:28 PM   #4
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I'm not using FCP (I use FCE), but when I don't have everything rendered my external monitor only shows still frames when the clip/timeline is stopped. If you've applied a filter to the master clip and not rendered it, you'll get the same thing. Don't know if this will help or not, just a thought.

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