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Preview monitor suddenly stopped working and disappeared

Feb 25, 2012 6:31 PM

In the middle of my edit, clips refused to play and my separate external preview monitor blinked back to the desktop.


Now, even after a restart, importing into a new project, reconnecting and disconnecting equipment, I can't get the second monitor option to reappear in my Playback settings window. Where did it go?

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    Feb 26, 2012 6:24 AM   in reply to funkbomb

    How is this Separate External Preview Monitor connected?

    - Computer Monitor via Video Card?

    - NTSC Monitor via MATROX, BlackMagic, AJA?

    - Mental Telepathy?



    Window > Source Monitor

    (Shift +F2)


    Sequence > Sequence Settings > Playback Settings:

    - check/uncheck Desktop Video Display During Playback

    - set External Device

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    Feb 27, 2012 5:45 AM   in reply to funkbomb

    Sounds like a Driver, Video Card, Connection, or Computer issue wherein the Computer lost communication with the Output.

    Doesn't sound like a deal breaker if it's only happened once but I can see it quickly becoming frustrating if it becomes a reocurring thing.


    Maybe double check your Video Card Drivers, Cables/Connections, and Premiere Pro settings to make sure everything is copasetic.

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