Any Luck Yet?
Have you tried BM Tech support and gotten any help there?
What version ofthe BM Driver are you using 9.5 or later?
Was this working correctly or useable in CS5.5?
Did you use the Adobe cleaner before CS-6
Keep us posted
If you could answer Ray's questions that would be helpful. Can you also let me know what media you're using?
Thanks in advnace!
Hi Ray and Peter,
I am using the most recent BM Driver (v9.5).
Yes this set-up was/is working with CS5.5.
No I did not use the Adobe Cleaner as I'm still using 5.5 for production purposes.
I haven't contacted BM Tech support yet as I've never really had a quick reply or solid support from BM when I've contacted them before. I will e-mail them today.
The footage is mixed but the majority is XDCAM HD422 1080p 50mb/s and ProRes422. It's a series that I've been working on and the workflow has worked in the past with CS5.5. I'm not doing anything different working with it while in CS6 so i'm just a little confused.
With my decklink extrem 3 I've audio output but no video from the hdmi...
I think the BM driver is not yet good...
Installed CS6 Production Premium yesterday on Window 7 Ultimate platform with Decklink Studio card installed. I am using the current Blackmagic driver (9.5) All works fine except for SD in Premiere Pro. SD output, whether through HDMI or component, is horizontally squashed and jerky on any connected monitors. I spoke to Blackmagic Australai Support today. The support tech was unaware of the problem, so tried it on his hardware while I waited on the phone. He came back to me and said he was getting exactly the same problem on his machine. He suggested that this pointed to a bug in the present Blackmagic driver. He said he would log the problem and felt sure that it would be quickly attended to in the form of a driver update.
Let's hope so.
Just for reference CS 5.5 is running without problems with the same Blackmagic driver.
Make sure you have selected HDMI out in the Desktop Video Settings.
Same issues. Terrible delay and jitter with my SDI output. Looks like some incompabilities with the drivers. Adobe?
Sorry to hear you problems with BM.
Erik...you have been pretty solid so far with your MAC and the BM Decklink card?
I wonder what the difference is?
I was experiancing dropout when switching from source to timeline. I was able to fix my issue by going In BMD settings under OSX System Settings and changing from last frame played (that was the default setting) to Extended Desktop. This fixed it.
Now going from source to timeline has perfect playback with no signal drop.
I have e-mailed BM support but haven't heard a thing back... not surprising really. Great products but really poor support. At least in my experiences.
Erik, the problem isn't as simple as a dropout when switching. Working in extended desktop isn't a practical option when monitoring through SDI. I don't know what the signal is doing so I can't trust that I'm monitoring a proper broadcast signal... and I just don't like it. But that's all personal preference. If it works for you, thats all that matters.
As for this issue, even switching over to the Extended Desktop option doesn't fix the problems we're experiencing. Thanks for the input though!
For me, CS5.5 will have to suffice for the time being.
What I see in my JVC broadcast monitor looks incredible. Its not a degraded image at all. In fact it flashes the frame rate and resolution when it first locks in the signal and its correct so the video stream is true. All it does is lock the image and in no way changes the output source to a desktop source. I know it's confusing but thats what the manual says.
Frame output switch
If you have switched out of a video application and video is no longer being played, this setting determines whether your Blackmagic video hardware will output black or the last played frame of video or an extended desktop.
If you are adjusting LUTs on some Blackmagic models, set this option to Last Played Frame so you can observe the effect of any adjustment to LUTs.
The extended desktop feature is supported on some Blackmagic models. Enabling or disabling the feature requires a restart of the computer. It's important that you set the extended desktop to the same standard as your video capture and playback, or you will get slower switching between capture and playback modes, as the monitors need to re-lock.
Link to manual.
Page 20 has the setup instructions for Premiere Pro CS6.
Did you try uninstalling and reinstalling the BMD software? Maybe even reinstalling CS6. Repair permissions.
What Sequence preset are you using?
The video is ProRes 422 @ 23.97. I dragged a clip onto the make new sequence icon to match clip settings.
Did you try and other? Please try the Blackmagic XD Cam Preset and the Motion Jpeg Preset. See if those act any different. Also did you try with Software MPE mode versus Hardware and delete the previews?