I've noticed that I can't use my ieee 1394 connection to feed video to a DV deck for external monitoring purposes. Only get black. (Using Premiere Pro CS 5.5.2 - windows 7 PC - 64bit)
The application recoginizes the VTR for capture purposes and the transport controls work perfectly.
The connection is listed as an option in the pull down menu in the "Playback Settings" dialog box. (DV: 29.97: 720x480i)
Further I have no difficulty previewing video via the DV deck when running After Effects CS 5.5.
Am I right in thinking that you have to set your Mercury Playback Engine to software?
Yes, or upgrade to CS6.
thank you - Jon - you're a genius