What is your source material? I don't suppose you're trying to edit extremely large stills are you?
Have you tried with Mercury Playback Engine set to software only?
Have you tried disabling all the matrox drivers and/or using native Adobe presets only?
Source material is DVCPRO HD 1080i, P2 files.
No, I haven't tried turning off MPE or disabling the matrox drivers yet. Good step, I'll try it to see if that isolates the problem. Thing is, though, I'd like to take advantage of the supposed additiona encoding speed with the matrox gear. But my suspicion is the same - it has something to do with good ol' Matrox.
Thanks for the input.
Thanks Jim. Yeah, that was my suspicion as well. Right out of the box their damm plug-ins didn't install correctly, and it takes roughly a week to get familiar with all the "known issues" - a phrase that irritates me to no end - (if there are known issues - FIX EM before you sell me your s*%t! Can you imagine delivering a project to a client with a 14 page list of "known issues"?!?!? Seriously!)
There was a point where I really loved my Matrox products back in the old Digisuite days. But there was this point where their world class tech support policies changed, and frankly it seems that was the point where the whole company became hack. I was pretty skeptical about buying the mxo2 in the first place because of this, allowed myself to be "sold" because I needed to get back to work quickly, put the problem out of my mind and get back to work...and now I'm dealing with this.
Thanks for the link. I think you're right, it would be nice if Adobe would address monitoring through a gpu. But I'm guessing that won't be until CS6.5, by which point we'll all have to paying Adobe a monthly subscription vig to use their products. This crap irritates me to no end. I would love to see a reasonably priced and robust editing system that works like a hammer. I'm a busy 2 man shop - I gotta pound my video nails quickly and get on to the next house.
Assuming I get rid of matrox...what's the best current solution for monitoring? Doesn't sound like Aja or Blackmagic have any better solutions.