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  • Decklink HD monitoring

    Posted by Shane Ross on January 27, 2006 at 3:17 am

    I have a Decklink HD card (bottom base model) in a Dual 2GB G5. I am routing the SDI signal thru a AJA HDP box to a DVI connection on my Dell 2045. However, I am not getting an HD signal to the monitor. When I look at the DISPLAYS, the resolution displayed is 720×486, at 29hz. In FCP…it will show the image on the monitor, but it appears to be an SD signal. It is small and fuzzy.

    I also connected from the decklink SDI out to the 1200HD in, and get no signal to the 1200HD.

    The Decklink preference pane isn’t offering any insight. I am running the Decklink 5.2.4 drivers.

    Thank you,

    Shane Ross
    Alokut Productions

    Vfxjbg replied 18 years, 2 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Shane Ross

    January 27, 2006 at 3:59 am

    I connected an HD Link and get the same thing…a small window on my monitor, and the DISPLAYS still say TV. So it appears as if this is stuck in downconvert to SD mode, but I cannot find how to get it out of that…

    Shane Ross
    Alokut Productions

  • Kristian Lam

    January 27, 2006 at 5:09 am


    Check that your DeckLink card is not sharing the same bus (using slot 2 or 3) with another PCI card. That might make your HD card stop down to being an SD card.


    Blackmagic Design

  • Shane Ross

    January 27, 2006 at 5:26 am

    It is in slot 2, as it cannot fit into slot 1. The heat sink bumps against the electronics above it. In slot 3 is a firewire card with 3 extra ports.

    Shane Ross
    Alokut Productions

  • Kaspar Kallas

    January 27, 2006 at 5:55 am

    so there you go
    Actully if squeeze realy carefully you can fit into slot 1 or you can move the FW card to slot 1 and you should be ok


  • Shane Ross

    January 28, 2006 at 7:24 am

    It wouldn’t go into slot 1. There was a set of wires and a plug that wouldnt give way. So I put the FW card in that slot, and kept the Decklink HD in slot 2 and now everything works.

    Thanks guys.

    Shane Ross
    Alokut Productions

  • Vfxjbg

    February 3, 2006 at 10:17 am

    I have 4 G5 (2x 2,5ghz and 2x 2,7ghz) with exactly the same configuration. (same pci cards in same slots)

    I need all the pci ports (Fibre channel ATTO card, decklink HDPRO and a seperate ethernet card dlink for SAN metadata).

    One ot the 2.5 and the two 2.7 have this problem (card recognised like an SD card), but the other 2,5 works !!!
    How could you explain that ? Maybe an other version of the mainboard ? Do you have an idea to fix and to have HD capabilities on all my G5

    Thank you


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