Split-screen in Premiere

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JVID
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Joined: May 22 2001

I'm going to post this to Adobe also, but I wonder if anyone has successfully used the "Split-screen" feature in Premiere as described on page 294 of the v6 manual.
Following steps 1-4, I can get the two clips side-by-side in the sample window, but clicking the page-peel icon (step 5) does nothing. If I drag the slider bar under the sample window, I can see the two clips playing side by side.
If I press OK and go back to the timeline and play the timeline in this area, the upper clip just overrides the lower clip. No split-screen. The reason seems to be that the area of the two overlapped clips is not indicated as needing rendering (i.e., no red rendering line). If it's not rendered, then the split can't be seen. This looks like a bug in Premiere, and I've been able to get around it by putting a blank title clip in the next track above the two clips. This causes the area to be rendered, and then the split can be seen on the timeline.

JWR

FAST
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Are you using the new 1.6 drivers? They can be downloaded from www.dazzle-europe.com.

I have tested the Split Screen function and it works as described in the manual, with no problem. But we can only test with PAL, so maybe this problem only occurs on NTSC systems. Try contacting technical support in the USA or put a posting on the American web-board, dazzle.bcastvideo.com.

FAST UK Technical Support

JVID
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Joined: May 22 2001

I have posted to dazzle.bcastvideo.com with no helpful replies. I have also posted to the Premiere section of the CreativeCow media board, and was told that "Response to garbage mattes is driver/capture card dependent." and that adding a "do-nothing" filter would accomplish the same purpose as an empty title block. I am using the beta 1.6 drivers.

Just as an aside, I'm puzzled by the constant replies on this board that are a variation of "we don't see it in PAL, must be an NTSC problem - talk to Dazzle in the U.S." Isn't Dazzle engineered and produced in Europe? Isn't it made to handle PAL and NTSC both? Can the European engineers be developing hardware/software for a recording medium that they know nothing about? Or do they develop for PAL and send it all to the U.S. to have NTSC added on?
It is a puzzlement.
JWR

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dpalomaki
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Am I correct that this board is moderated in the UK, not Germany where the Dazzle/FAST development team is located. And I suspect that real beta testing for NTSC is done in the USA, where there is a reasonable variety of NTSC environments available. Problem is that DV.now AV was a new product to the USA aquired as part of the pruchase of FAST Personal Systems, not part of the core DAZZLE family.

FAST
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Joined: Dec 4 2000

Yes, dpalomaki is right. Here at the UK office, we only support UK customers, so are only familiar with PAL systems. We are not involved in product development, which takes place in Germany.

FAST UK Technical Support

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