I have a problem using PPCS5 when watching my source files using the source monitor or watching the timeline using the program monitor with a seperate attached TV the the secondary VGA port.
My system is an i7 930, 8GB ram, Win7 64 Ultimate and GTX260, so no mercury engine here. The VGA card is connected to a primary monitor, EIZO CG241 and to a secondary TV, PHILIPS 22PFL5604/H (full hd and PAL 50Hz). The output for the PHILIPS is set to 1920x1080, interlaced and is configured in PPCS5 as external monitor for the source/program monitors. Both monitors in PPCS5 are configured as vectorscopes (later to that), so no video here.
When editing any files (e.g. AVCHD, correct sequence settings to AVCHD/50i as source, but also happens with MPEG files and other) the output on the PHILIPS is rarely ok (smooth, correct interlaced picture), but most times somewhat strange. The image looks like 25p or even worse (AERO switched of, CPU load is below 20%). Passing cars stutter very much e.g.. There are also other effects that I made some "screenshoots" from (took a digital still camera since I found no possibility of making an in system screen shoot from the secondary preview monitor):
This first image is quite ok. You see the "deinterlaced (think deinterlacing from TV)" wheel of the car in the background in the right "distance". This looks smooth in playback like playback directly from the camera on the TV.
This is what I get most times: See the distance of the wheel of the car in the backgroud. The "distance" looks twice as usual. So the playback isn´t smooth anyway.
Very often I also get effects like these in playback: Watch the windscreen and the side window or the back of the white van in front. There is a misalignment of the upper and the lower parts of the image.
Very strange effects take place when I set the source monitor to display audio waveform:
When audio waveform is activated, there is "never" a perfect picture. Most times the upper fourth of the screen flickers and the rest keeps black. Sometimes I get an image like in the picture above. You can see clean picture in the very upper area, below sometimg like a half of the image interlace, flickering like 25Hz, only upper or lower field, so black lines, the bottom is ok again. Fuzzy, not?!
I tried many settings (I thing everything possible), 50p, 50i on the output for the PHILIPS, AERO on and off and so on. Only sometimes the output is ok, very most times not. Sometime you press play/stop and it´s fine, a second later pressing play/stop again and there is stuttering and or misalignment.
The effects also take place on a second system (Q6600, 8GB, Vista 64).
Since there is a different behavior with the audio waveform setting I think it´s a problem of PPCS5, not Windows or something else. Best results are using the vectorscope in the source/program monitor. Results are the same on source/program monitor.
Anybody else has these problems? Anybody using a Black Magic Design Intensity Pro simply for preview/monitoring? What´s happening there? Perfect playback from native AVCHD timeline without transcoding to Blackmagic codecs before?
Any idea what to do? Is Adobe familiar with this problem?
I have no more idea (drivers are actual!!!) but I can hardly live with this kind of preview.