View Full Version : Decklink Extreme HD to HD-LCD SDI monitor Problem?
04-29-2009, 01:52 PM
I have hooked up my JVC HD-SDI LCD monitor to my Decklink HD extreme card's output BNC jack. I can't seem to get a picture on my JVC monitor through FCP6.05. I've tried running through all the Blackmagic settings through the dropdown menu under the View -> Video Playback but nothing pops up on the monitor. When I use the HDMI on my decklink HD to a HDTV, it works but not to my new JVC monitor.
Any help greatly appreciated.
04-29-2009, 06:41 PM
So, I guess this is nothing to do with RED?
When you have problem displaying to the additional video output, try going in to the easy setup, then choose the appropriate preset. Basically, having the wrong compressor setting in the sequence will lead to not being able to monitor. Also remember that even you choose the right preset, it won't switch the vewi>video playback, so choose the easy preset first and make sure you choose the right view/video playback choice.
Which format are you working with now?
04-29-2009, 09:08 PM
1) Ensure you're using the output jack and not the input jack - they're not marked on the back of the card, so check the manual.
2) Ensure your JVC actually has an HDSDI input and not just an SDI.
05-01-2009, 10:03 AM
It is in the proper output jack from the card. Also tried the Easy Setups but no luck. Maybe I'm not sure which setting to choose from the Easy Setup though, since there are so many. The JVC HD-LCD has both SD and HD-SDI inputs in the back.
I would like to edit RED footage that is either in Apple ProRes HQ format after transcoding or if I could view RED footage off the FCP timeline from the QT proxies, that would be nice as well. Is this possible?
BTW, still not working for me...!
05-02-2009, 03:12 PM
05-02-2009, 08:21 PM
There seems to be nothing wrong with your choices of equipment, so beyond what I mentioned before, another thing to check is that you don't have any other similar hardware's software driver installed. You have to get rid of those if you have. Some of them work together, like MXO driver and BMD, but if you have AJA driver, it doesn't work together.
For proxy editing, choose prores easy setup with the right frame rate. That would work with R3D proxy for sure. Connect the Decklink HD's HD/SD-HDI output to HD-SDI input of the JVC display. Things to check would be the accepting video format on JVC, if there are choices for 60i, 29.97P and 29.97psf then choose the one that work.
Sometimes, some proxy sizes don't work well, realistically, I use M proxy for close to realtime editing. Eventhough M proxy is 1024 x 512 (if it is 2:1) but it will work with 1080 output.
Beside RED footage, has it ever work with other formats for you?