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Blackmagic Decklink Mini Monitor - FCP X 10.8 26 Jul 2017 07:28 #89564

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Hello. I have quite an old system which it a MAC Pro Intel Xeon G5 which for me does everything I want. I am currently still using FCP 7 but the Preview Output only allows for Firewire Via a Canopus BOX to connect to a large TV screen. This works very well but the only Output setting for firewire if SD 720x576. When I am doing HDV the output does not work very well.

I have installed FCP 10 on another BOOT drive and have noticed that the only external Preview is from a AV device.
Would anyone know if the Blackmagic Decklink Mini Monitor will do this job and if FCP X actually recognises this device?

Thanks n advance
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Blackmagic Decklink Mini Monitor - FCP X 10.8 26 Jul 2017 08:00 #89565

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jeb0007 wrote:
Would anyone know if the Blackmagic Decklink Mini Monitor will do this job and if FCP X actually recognises this device?

Sort of. It recognizes the device, but I had some issues (froze occasionally with FCP X, I had to start Resolve - where it worked flawlessly - to make the playback run again). If your graphic card has HDMI, AV out is supported over that. That's much easier.
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Blackmagic Decklink Mini Monitor - FCP X 10.8 26 Jul 2017 08:37 #89566

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Hello Axel.. Many thanks for the information. Sadly the Graphics card does not have HDMI OUT and I am not sure if a Card exists for this old G5 with PCIe which has HDMI Out and also has Drivers which would work with OS X 10.7.5 which is the Highest Version that runs on this model.

Thanks again

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Blackmagic Decklink Mini Monitor - FCP X 10.8 26 Jul 2017 10:32 #89567

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Just for the record: I'm not sure about 10.8. I can't remember exactly, but I think it must have been a newer version already when I bought BMDMM. Also, I'm quite sure the system font was already Helvetica. Since when was that?
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