If memory serves, one of the 'flaws' with BM's hardware is that it will not convert on-the-fly. So if your sequence doesn't match what the TV is accepting, you get black.
For example, my TV will not accept 1080p, only 1080i, so working in a 1080p sequence would produce no image for me as the BM will only output exactly what's in the sequence, it can't convert my 1080p/24 sequence into 1080i/30 for output.
Now I'd expect your TV would have no trouble accepting a 720p signal but, maybe the above data will lead you down a path of investigation.
The Blackmagic Ultra Studio supports the following formats. Are you trying to output to a signal other than the ones listed?
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
Thanks for the reply.
I am trying to output as 720 23.976. But I have no iussue doing this in FCP7. It works just fine which led me to believe it is not a problem with BM but with Premier.
Another issue Premier has is it kidnaps the video output so if I want to switch to another program that uses the video signal like Davinci Resolve I have to quit out of premier otherwise the other program can not use the video out. This is also an issue I did not have with FCP7.
I am sure these are just conf issues but I can't seam to figure out how to do this in premier.
Premiere Pro does have a preference to disable video out when it's not the focus.
Thank you Jim for your responses.
My monitor is 1080, It's not a TV it's an actual monitor and I have never had issues with it taking anything from 1080 to 720 to SD to even dual link 1080 10b. So I have to imagine something is not set up correctly either with the BM ultra studio or premier. The strange thing is in FCP I have no issues which makes me think the problem is premier. Is there a way to set up the output signal in premier the way it is in FCP?
I've never used FCP and I don't have that hardware, so I have no idea. Sorry.