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  • BMD video playback is not available in Premiere Pro CC

     Ken Hall updated 7 years, 3 months ago 6 Members · 19 Posts
  • Kris Merkel

    July 30, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Hey all,

    I am running PrPro CC with an UltraStudio 3D via thunderbolt using BMD Desktop Video 9.7.9 and it is not showing up as a playback option in Premiere Pro’s Prefs. Can anyone help me in getting this set up. It used to work just fine with CS6.


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  • EricBowen

    July 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Did you install the Blackmagic driver/software after the Cloud install?

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  • Ken Hall

    August 9, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I’m having the same issue, no monitor output, but using DeckLink Studio and Premiere v7.0.1. Today I installed the latest BMD driver, 9.7.7. While playback prefs show the BMD device, it’s not available as an option. I’m also running Avid Media Composer v7 and output works just fine.

    Would anyone know where the drives are supposed to be installed? Perhaps they are not in the right folders?


    2.66 6-core Tower
    OSX 10.7.5
    Premiere 7.0.1
    BMD Video Desktop 9.7.7
    Media Composer v7

  • EricBowen

    August 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    The Blackmagic Device listing on preview settings is the Blackmagic card you have. That is how it’s listed now. Just checkmark that listing as the full screen display out.

    Tech Manager

  • Ken Hall

    August 9, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    That option is grayed out, it cannot be chosen. Therein lies the issue.

  • EricBowen

    August 9, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Do you have Avid or AE launched at the same time?


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  • Ken Hall

    August 9, 2013 at 8:29 pm


  • EricBowen

    August 9, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    The only time I have seen this is when another application has locked down the Blackmagic card or the card is not initializing. Does AE see the card?

    Tech Manager

  • Ken Hall

    August 9, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I’m not a big AE user on that workstation and had not checked the output until you asked. Interestingly enough, AE sees the BMD card just fine and the output displayed to my monitor. I then quit AE, opened Premiere, but nothing had changed there. The BMD option is still grayed out and not an option.

  • EricBowen

    August 9, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    What player do you have set in the preview settings? Set it to the Adobe Player and see if the option lights up.

    Tech Manager

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