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Old September 23rd, 2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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Ex-Pro-User needs help configuring external NTSC monitor

Hi,

When I use P-Pro 2.0 I am able to use my 4:3 NTSC monitor via S-Video from my canopus ADCV-100 digital to analog convertor via Fire-wire input. I am also able (via software) to view 16:9 on my NTSC monitor.

Under Preferences in Vegas 7.0 (Trial version) I set the Device to IEEE 1394/DV and set conform output to NTSC DV Widescreen. I can't seen to get any signal to the NTSC monitor. It works fine with P-Pro-2.

Keep in mind. This is my first time using Vegas. I'm not sure how to even get around the timeline etc. I've loaded a clip and can see it on my PC monitor. However, I can't see it on my NTSC.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old September 23rd, 2006, 08:01 PM   #2
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Did you click the "External Preview" button just above the preview screen?
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Old September 23rd, 2006, 08:04 PM   #3
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Yes... Just found it. However, the video on the NTSC is choppy. Not too smooth. I need to pick away at getting it to be smooth.

Thanks for your help. I appreciate it!
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Old September 23rd, 2006, 08:11 PM   #4
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That can vary depending on settings and the computer/preview settings/clip(s)/Effect(s) used. For example, generally speaking "Preview (Auto)" will be much smoother that "Best (Full)".
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Old September 23rd, 2006, 08:18 PM   #5
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After poking around a bit I discovered that my settings did not match my video clip. I was using a 24P clip and the settings were for 29.97.

Just one last question: How come I can't scrub the time line (i.e. hold the left mouse button down and drag like in P-Pro?)

Thanks again. I'm looking at the newsletters now.
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Old September 23rd, 2006, 08:20 PM   #6
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You can. Click on the "play head" at the top of the cursor line.
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Old September 23rd, 2006, 08:24 PM   #7
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Got it. I adjusted the speed (under preferences). I'm use to P-pro scrub. This one tends to be a bit slow. However, you see all the frames vs. a radical scrub.

Thanks again!
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You can also use "JKL" or the playback tool on the left side. Many also like using devices like the Contour Shuttle Pro for shuttling and other purposes.
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