If I add new item/Bars and Tone and select the correct sequence properties (which by default match my sequence properties) I have no problems whatsoever.
I'm glad that works for you. However, your reply does not help me solve my problem.
As a work around I took the Premiere generated bars, loaded them into the source monitor (which loads up as black). Exported a frame as a TIFF file and reimported. I unlinked the bars & tone in the timeline. Replaced the video bars with my TIFF file import. The bars playout like normal now. I have put the exported bars TIFF in my export folder on the hard drive and will use this method until this issue is resolved.
I don't know on what hardware (XW8400 comes in many flavors) under what OS with what sequence settings under what version (4.2.0 or 4.2.1). I can only tell you it works here, under different sequence settings. However Matrox always makes me suspicious.
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."
She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."
"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."
The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat."
"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"
"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow now, it's my fault."
I totally agree with you about Matrox. I have a work around so I'm cool. I just want to
get my work done.
Yes it has been a problem for axio systems for awhile now and matrox is aware of it. We have 8 axio le systems and will load the same project on different machines and some will show bars and some wont. never really ironed out why, its completely random, some projects work and some dont. we rendered out an avi of bars and tone that we use. we have also run into a similar problem with the generated "black video" which will show up as color bars sometimes. we try to just create a black color matte for that instead. these issues have been addressed on the matrox forums.