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Old July 4th, 2005, 05:01 PM   #1
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Dual Display causes Canvas to Freeze

Here's an interesting problem. I tried hooking up a second display today (a Dell 1600HS D1626HT CRT monitor) to the 2nd input of the Radeon card. I was able to configure it and see my extended desktop.

I went ahead and played some footage on FCP. In order to see my canvas on my second monitor, I set up the Digital Cinema Desktop Preview (I tried all the different settings in troubleshooting this) and pressed Command+F12 to see the footage.

The footage from the canvas did indeed appear on the second monitor, but it was frozen. Additionally, the canvas window on my primary monitor was frozen. However, the timeline proceeded. I tried this several times in different parts of my sequence. I also tried to perform my actions in different orders (play and then Command+F12 or stop, Command+F12 and then play). I also tried closing and opening FCP and also restarting. Additionally, I tried this same thing on another CRT monitor. Same results. I finally tried different display settings (resolution, refresh rate) on the second monitor. No difference.

Do you guys have any ideas?


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Old July 5th, 2005, 02:43 PM   #2
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Just a thought, you might try reducing the size of the canvas down to 50%. Does this also happen when the camera is not connected?
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