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  • Video doesnt display in Edius Pro3

    Hello,

    I am using Edius 3 Broadcast for the first time in nearly a year and am having some trouble getting things to work correctly. I'm sure there is a simple setting that I'm missing.

    The problem is that I don't see any video/picture/image in the large video playback window, only a black screen

    The ONLY exception to this is if I switch between Playback(PLA) and Record(RCD) modes, for a very brief instant I will see a still from whatever clip my cursor is over on the timeline along with the timecode and horizontal audio levels bar.

    I can see the still images of my clips in the bin and on the timeline but no video feedback in the main playback window, unless I switch from PLA to RCD modes as mentioned above.

    Please help, I'd like to edit some new lunar eclipse footage I shot with an HVX and can't do that with my also relatively old Adobe CS2 suite tools like AfterEffects7 and PremPro2.

    Thanks,

    Jason

  • #2
    Check if your video card is configured to send the Hardware Video Overlay to a second port on the card if it has one. It might be assigned to a second DVI, VGA or even S-Video/RCA out port.

    Another possibility is that another program has grabbed the HVO -- there is only one, so if it is in use, Edius can't use it.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by THoff View Post
      Check if your video card is configured to send the Hardware Video Overlay to a second port on the card if it has one. It might be assigned to a second DVI, VGA or even S-Video/RCA out port.

      Another possibility is that another program has grabbed the HVO -- there is only one, so if it is in use, Edius can't use it.
      I'm not sure how to check the HVO other than to look at the properties for the displays and making sure that hardware acceleration is turned all the way on. I'm only using the 2 DVI ports on my 7900GTS card.

      I have also made sure that no other video editing or playback app is active when running Edius to ensure no HVO conflict but this issue persists even when I reboot the system and start nothing else but Edius.

      Thanks for the quick reply, I was sure no one would read this until Monday. :)

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      • #4
        Go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Display -> Settings -> Advanced -> GeForce 7900GTS -> Additional Properties -> nView Display Settings and check to make sure that the configuration is appropriate for your setup.

        Do you have one or two monitors connected? If you have two DVI monitors, are they spanned or cloned?

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        • #5
          I have two DVI monitors that are in Dualview mode, meaning configured independently from each other.

          This is quite confusing. I swear I used Edius to check some files about 3-4 months ago with no problems so now I'm trying to think about what might have changed. I wonder if reinstalling the video card drivers would help. I'm not up for a full system reinstall at this point though.

          There is an odd occasional behavior though but I'm having difficulty replicating it. Sometimes, and I do mean sometimes, I can actually get video at the current cursor point to show BUT ONLY IF I am not actively using Edius!?! Sorry I'm not shouting there but trying to be specifc that if I make any other application my main active one, video will show up if I can see Edius in the background. Just a few minutes ago I even able to move the cursor back and forth in the timeline and see the video update.

          In more detail this is what happened. I have had Edius open for about an hour now trying to Google solutions and trying them in real time. Most of that time I was working with my original Canopus 1080i NonHDV project but decided to open a new SD NTSC DV Widescreen 48Khz project. I dragged some of my 1080i HVX clips into the timeline and dragged the cursor around and got no video. I remember clicking around the settings menus near the top left of the video preview window a lot, but not really changing anything just looking through for settings to possibly adjust. And then somehow between the back and forth of looking at settings in Edius and clicking on Firefox for more google results and some other apps the video overlay started working! I could actually scrub back and forth on the timeline and even add another clip and see it too. But then I got overexcited and reopened my original 1080i project and everything stopped working.

          *bashes forehead on something painful*

          Right now I'm back to using a new Widescreen DV 48khz project and seeing video, but wait...ooh this is interesting. I'm at an empty point in the timeline so I should see a black screen but when I click into Firefox to type this reply I see video in the preview window but it is in RCD mode and does not correlate with what I should see according the pointer being at an empty point in the timeline. If I switch to PLA mode you don't see anything in the video preview window regardless of Edius being the active app. Actually it is easier to capture my desktop and show you. Please see the attached JPG.

          Thanks for thinking this through with me. I am fairly PC hardware and software literate having built about 4 edit systems over the past few years.
          I'm going to do something else for a while because this isn't making any sense.

          Jason
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          Last edited by contentlab; 02-23-2008, 09:36 PM.

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          • #6
            When you switch the focus from Edius to another application, and also when you stop playback, Edius 3 will release the HVO and render the current frame to the preview window using GDI calls. That's why you can see your video when you switch focus or stop playback.

            Did you enable ClearView by any chance? If you did, I would try disabling that and see if it makes a difference.

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            • #7
              Also make sure that the display you have the EDIUS Monitor window on is the primary display in Windows.

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