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Here it is again.
b How to get fullscreen preview in Premiere CS3 on your monitor
This works on my dualscreen setup running 8600GT GC.
Quite simple, Program Monitor > Playback Settings > Realtime Playback > External Device > Monitor 2 1280 x 1024 8 bit.
This means you lose the choice to output via a DV device to external TV, but it's up to the user to decide. This setting must be chosen when creating a preset project, if you do not chose it initially it will not appear later during the project.
Make sure to enable "disable video preview when Premiere is in the background" otherwise your second monitor will be locked up.
Use it or don't, let me know if anybody finds problems with this?
Looks similar to my Matrox Parhelia setup.
The great thing about it is you do not need any other special card to support it.
Most people were/are not aware that
you can watch a fullscreen preview.
I think it pretty much takes a special card to go to two screens in the first place, but I get your point. ;)
I find a second computer monitor not the best solution for full screen preview. You should always use a proper NTSC (PAL) TV for that.
As odd as it seems, when I use full screen out to my HDTV via the special Component port on my Parhelia, I get a full screen on my second monitor too. They look close, but certainly not the same.
HDTV might not be so bad, but for NTSC or PAL, a computer monitor is not the best choice.
Oh, no, not DV. Not when it is so easy to go out firewire.
I don't even think the issue is how easy one way or another might be. I think the bigger issue is quality. Progressive computer monitors just don't show interlaced motion correctly. Nor can you properly color calibrate them. Nor are most graphics cards the best scalers when it comes to upresing video's resolution of 720 x 480.
Even if Firewire pass-through was more difficult, it would still be the only proper way to do it. I think a lot of folks wanting full screen preview on their computer monitors just don't get that.
> I find a second computer monitor not the best solution for full screen preview. You should always use a proper NTSC (PAL) TV for that.
But some users here are not that professional, or they don't care, I was just trying to provide a way for people who wanted to do it.
In terms of quality and other issues, again was just posting it for people who want to simply view their cuts or rough sequences.
Thought it could help some people.
That depends. I'd be willing to bet that most people using an $800 NLE with two computer screens are in it for the money. Anyone who is should NOT take your advice.
Was just posting it for the people that wanted it, whether is is good or not. Just trying to help.
I would have to ask why
i these people
with the $800 NLE's ask questions like:
"How do I add a title?" "I can't import AVC footage" "How do I add and effect for muzzle flashes?" "HELP! Premiere crashes"
Not all the pro's are on the forum.
"Quite simple, Program Monitor > Playback Settings > Realtime Playback > External Device > Monitor 2 1280 x 1024 8 bit."
Is this something new with CS3? I swear I didn't see this with 2.0, but it has been a long time since I tried it.
I found this tip for full screen useful and appreciate it being posted.
I have CS3 Master, two LCD screens, a Canon ZR10 and HV20, way too many L-class lenses for my digital SLR camera, a powerful PC, a Spyder2 monitor calibration system, (about to purchase) a blu-ray burner... and I am strictly a hobbyist that is NOT in it for the money.
To assume that most people that use an $800 NLE are in it for the money is ridiculous. The world is full of people that are willing to spend their money on things they simply enjoy doing.
> Is this something new with CS3?
It works in 2.0 as well. You must ensure you set this option
you start your project, when creating a preset.
> I found this tip for full screen useful and appreciate it being posted.
Glad you can use it.
I have been using this ever since October, 2006 when I got my Sony 1920x1200 (full HD) monitor with then PP2.0 and now CS3! And you do not necessarily have to do it before you start the project, you can turn it on at any time.
PPBM+ Premiere Pro
DV & HDV Benchmarks
>To assume that most people that use an $800 NLE are in it for the money is ridiculous.
Matter of viewpoint, I suppose. But I'd guess that you are the exception rather than the rule.