Troubleshooting External Video Monitoring Problems

If you experience problems while viewing your sequence, there are a few things you can try.

To quickly choose a different video interface for external monitoring
Do one of the following:
  • Choose Final Cut Pro > Audio/Video Settings. In the Summary tab, choose a video interface (or none) from the External Video pop-up menu, then click OK.

  • Choose View > Video Playback, then choose a video interface.

If you cannot see video on your external monitor, try the following:

About the Display Quality of External Video

The display quality of your video depends on several factors:

  • Whether you have effects applied to your clips

  • Whether your clip or sequence settings match the video output device

  • The video and frame rate options selected in the RT pop-up menu in the Timeline or in the Playback Control tab of the System Settings window

    Note: The Scrub High Quality option affects playback quality when your video is paused or when you are scrubbing.

For more information, see Using RT Extreme.