OK, got one part solved. I uninstalled Blackmagic's Desktop Video 9.7.2 and reverted back to Desktop Video Driver 9.6.9. Everything is smooth now...no latency/dropped framed looking video.
The only other thing I'm trying to resolve now is video output while viewing a clip in the source monitor. When I double click a clip in the timeline to view in the Source monitor I'm able to view video output to my hdmi and component monitors. However, when I double click a clip in the Project window to view in the Source monitor, both hdmi/component monitors go out of sync with no video output.
ie: clip from timeline viewed in Source monitor: I'm able to see video output
clip from Project Window viewed in Source monitor: No video output
Update: When I double click on a 720x405 .jpg from the Project window to view in the source window, i'm able to view video output to both monitors(hdmi/component). On a 960x720 .jpg, no video output from the source window.
Pretty strange and I hope this info is making sense to Adobe Support. Would appreciate feedback on resolving this issue! I'm hoping this is a simple Adobe Premiere setting that I might've missed.
NOTE: Desktop Video Driver 9.6.8 also has smooth playback but I installed 9.6.9 since it is the last update of version 9.6.
Anybody? clip from Project Window viewed in Source monitor: No video output??? is this documented or common?
I hope this info is making sense to Adobe Support.
This is only a user forum, not Adobe support.
Have you contacted Blackmagic support?
Here, you have to hope for a user with the same hardware to chime in.
Does Blackmagic have a forum?
If so, I'd try there.
I also posted on the BMD support forum but no answer. Pretty much all their I/O devices use the Desktop Video Driver: Decklink, UltraStudio, Intensity, etc. Just found it odd that I'm able to view video output(in source window) from the timeline but not when in the Project window. Would like to know if there is a Premiere setting I might've missed in order to enable this or perhaps my settings are wrong.
Maybe a benevolent Blackmagic user will respond.
Thanks for responding joe. what i/o device are you using for video output?
Did you ever get this sorted out? I just got the shuttle thunderbolt to output HDMI from Premiere Pro CC but I can get an output at all ....