Re: Matrox MXO Trouble

Matrox MXO Trouble (March 15, 2012 10:32AM) NKlaeser
I just purchased a Matrox MXO from a private party and I am having some trouble getting an image to display on my HDTV. I am working on a 720p60 project that I shot on my HPX170. I have the DVI adapter coming from the mini-display port connecting to the Matrox and the DVI output of the Matrox going to a Cinema Display. I see the desktop on the Cinema Display. Now, I am trying to get an image to my HDTV. The component outputs are connected to the HDTV. I set the output device on the system setting to Matrox MXO 720p59.94. Still no image.
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 15, 2012 10:40AM) Ken Stone Admin
In the FCP View menu > Video Playback, you could choose which ACD (if you had two) you wanted to use for output. You invoke this playback feature by using the 'Command F12' keys, which toggles 'External View' on and off.

If the 'Command F12' keys don't do anything, then hold down the 'fn' key and while holding it down, 'command F12' from the keyboard.

I have this on the MXO.

[www.kenstone.net]

--ken
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 15, 2012 10:57AM) NKlaeser
I know this sounds stupid but where is the "FN" key?
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 15, 2012 11:46AM) Ken Stone Admin
Laptop = lower left corner (first key under the Shift key)

Extended keyboard = center set of keys (thee rows) left row just under the F13 key

--ken
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 15, 2012 12:09PM) NKlaeser
Is it possible to have my HDTV as a preview monitor as I edit? I have attached a screen shot of my video playback settings.
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 15, 2012 12:15PM) Ken Stone Admin
Did you find the 'fn' key?

Did you go through the article?

--ken
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 15, 2012 12:24PM) NKlaeser
I feel real stupid. There is no key on my keyboard that says "FN".
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 15, 2012 12:47PM) Ken Stone Admin
What type of keyboard are you running, is it a Mac keyboard? Laptop or Extended. Please answer all of my questions.

--ken
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 15, 2012 12:58PM) NKlaeser
It is a mac keyboard that came with my G5. I kept this keyboard because the iMac came with the basic wireless keyboard. I do not see a lower case fn. I have attached a picture of the section of the keyboard that you mentioned earlier.
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 15, 2012 02:59PM) Ken Stone Admin
Man, that's a very old keyboard and it looks like it does not have a 'fn' key.

Wait a minute. . . Are you trying to output to two devices from the MXO box at the same time? I don't think that this can be done.

--ken
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 15, 2012 12:48PM) Ken Stone Admin
On an extended keyboard, it's 'fn' lower case.

--ken
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 15, 2012 01:18PM) NKlaeser
I have output to my second Cinema Display by hitting the (command F12 key). But, when I hit the space bar the video has no motion but the timeline cursor is moving. I also have no output to my HDTV.
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 16, 2012 01:13AM) XGTV
In the View menu - external video, make sure that playback is set to All Frames. If it is not, then you will get exactly as you describe.

Best wishes.
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 16, 2012 01:36AM) NKlaeser
I have read that there is a blue led light someplace? Is it on the front of the unit? I thought that the device was working because it accepted the software update from the Matrox website.
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 16, 2012 04:40AM) Ken Stone Admin
There is a blue light, inside, behind the front grill.

--ken
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 16, 2012 05:05AM) NKlaeser
I do not believe that I saw one. That can be part of my problem. Are the power supplies only available through Matrox?
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 16, 2012 10:37AM) steve douglas
Is this really the MXO or the MXO2 box that you have?
Steve
Re: Matrox MXO Trouble (March 16, 2012 11:06AM) NKlaeser
It is a MXO.
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