If you own a computer system that does not allow you to enable multiple displays as PRIMARY displays, you will see a pink screen on any display that is not PRIMARY.
The RGB workaround below will allow you to force your computer not to use the video overlay.
Please note that whether or not a VGA adapter can perform a video overlay on a particular display depends on the hardware being used and the drivers for that hardware. This is not a fault of the V1 software. Other programs that use an accelerated video overlay (such as a software based DVD player) will also not work on a display that is not PRIMARY.
To enable RGB mode in V1 Professional Version 4 software, enter the V1's Options page and click the blue Hardware Options button. On the Hardware Options page, check the boxes on the right side of the screen marked "Use RGB Input Only" and "Use RGB Output Only". Press Done to return to the V1 start page.
To enable RGB mode in V1 Professional Version 5 software, enter the V1's Options page and click the blue Hardware Options button. Under the Live Video tab, click the box marked "Draw video directly to the desktop (RGB format)". Then go to the Playback tab and click the box marked "Draw directly to the desktop (RGB format)". Press OK to close the Hardware Options window, then press Done to return to the V1's start page.
Using RGB mode to draw video requires the software to convert each frame of video to a still picture and display it directly onto the screen. This uses quite a bit of processing power, and video may not appear nearly as smooth and fluid as it does when using the overlay. This can be lessened slightly by using 16bit High Color mode for your system color depth, however it will not completely eliminate the lag.
RGB mode cannot be used when using dual DV cameras with the V1 Professional Version 5 software. The checkboxes for those options are not accessible if you have selected Dual DirectShow as your capture source, and the option for Dual DirectShow will not be accessible after enabling RGB mode. If you are forced to use RGB mode for compatibility with your VGA adapter, you can only use one DV camera at a time.
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