I'm experiencing a frustrating problem with After Effects these days.
We're producing some video to be projected, so to see what the final output will really look like, I'm doing video previews using FireWire so output goes directly to the projector.
It's been working great up until yesterday. Was working fine until I had to restart my Mac. Upon reboot, my the projector no longer gets any video output.
I've tried restarting numerous times, checked all connections, etc. Got it working again after several restarts, but after switching over to Photoshop momentarily, the video output once again disappeared.
Any suggestions on how to regain consistent Firewire output for Video Previews?
After Effects CS6
OSX Version 10.7.5
Firewire Output of my Mac's monitor is going to the Firewire Input on my Sony Media Converter
RCA Video out (Composite video) going to the projector's video input.
After Effects Video Preview preferences:
Output Device: FireWire
Output Mode: Apple FireWire NTSC
I'd try resetting all devices and rebooting the computer. Check all your cables. FireWire cables are notorious for going out.
Thanks for your reply, Rick.
I finally figured it out... I had a background application running called iCam that monitors my security cameras. I had forgotten that it uses Firewire and was intermittently hogging the resources. Once I quit that application, everything was good once again.
Thanks for taking the time to respond, much appreciated!
Got an older Mac just collecting dust that would be capable of running that iCam software? I'd seriously think about dusting it off. Maybe put your email on it, too. Plus any software not related to the job.