6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2005 7:41 AM by sky writer
William Ambrico Level 2 Level 2 (435 points)
I'm hoping this is the right forum for this question.
I was wondering if there was a way to have a preview monitor to get a real world view of an edited piece I'm working on.
Currently, I'm set up with two flatscreens for working in FCP, but would like to have a 3rd small monitor, like a 13" one that I can out put the signal to see what it would look like.

Is this at all possible?

G5 1.8 Single, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 1 gig
  • Randy Holder Level 6 Level 6 (9,795 points)
    Depending on your setup, the simplest way is to loop through your camera or deck.

    FW from computer to camera or deck > analogue out of camera or deck to NTSC monitor.

  • Jeffery Wise Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)
    Firewire to deck or camera, s-video out of camera or deck to monitor. Simple.
  • Randy Holder Level 6 Level 6 (9,795 points)
    Hmmm, isn't that what I said?

  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (42,500 points)
    Shall I post my Stock Answer and add a third voice?



    "There's no need to fear, UNDERDOG is here!"
  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (27,015 points)
    Try: firewire out>camera (aka DV/analog converter)>ntsc monitor+audio monitor

    or you could try:

    firewire out>camera (aka DV/analog converter)>ntsc monitor+audio monitors

    Wait a minute, didn't I just suggest that?

    there must be an echo in here - echo in here
  • sky writer Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have always used a dedicated source deck to feed dv footage into FCP. I have also always fed my NTSC monitor from the Mac via firewire through the deck and then out to the monitor through Video Out. Worked like a charm.

    Well, I sold my deck and decided to buy a Sony DCR-HC32 to take it's place. I did a lot of research and read that this camera was compatible with FCP and Mac. Which from what I can tell it is.

    The issue I am having is that when viewing the time line on the NTSC monitor, the image constantly jumps. Not something you could look at for 10 hours a day. It is really evident when the timeline is paused. I have the camera set up the same way I did the deck, firewire in from Mac, Video out to Monitor. It seems almost like a sync issue.

    Any ideas?

    Am I doing something wrong? The main reason I went with Sony is that I shoot with Sony pd-150s and didn't want to have playback compatibility problems with another manufacturer. I have already experience those with JVC equipment.