Ok, so if I create a NEW PROJECT and set the Playback settings to "DV", the Timeline will play on the Computer and separate TV monitor.
However, if I SAVE the project and come back in, I get no playback on the TV and the PLAYBACK SETTINGS for Real Time and Export are de-highlighted (at NONE).
Does this have anything to do with NOT checking the :"FORCE PROJECT SETTINGS" when first setting up a New project?
Until I get in sync with you, please check out the following, if you have not seen it before, and let me know if any thing in it re: TV as monitor helps.
I've used PE for a number of years and never had this issue before; Have always been able to view movie playing in TIMELINE and on separate TVs and Monitors via my Canopus ADVC110 and an RCA A/V Switch Box.
Since uploading AVCHD/MPEG-4 clips, I've been having problems... As noted above.
Would having the source video on an external HD make any difference?
I've been uploading the raw video (AVCHD or MPEG-4) from the Camcorder to the Editing PC (via SD card). The Camcorder is not connected to the PC or ADVC110 capture box.
I should still be able to output to a 2nd monitor or TV via Firewire, correct? In other words, while playing clip in TIMELINE, I should also be able to see it playing on a separate TV/Monitor, right?
Problem is, under PLAYBACK SETTINGS, the option for External Device & Export are de-highlighted and set to NONE.