Mac Pro 2009, Final Cut Pro 7, brand new install- I'm trying to view Canon HDV24F (native 1080/24p) video in my Final Cut Pro timeline via s-video to a JVC TM-H150C external 15" CRT monitor (or via component if I buy the additional JVC card). Firewire through a camcorder only shows a still on the external monitor when the video is paused. The footage is from a Canon HV40 camcorder.
I've spoken with BlackMagic Design and found that the Intensity Pro card CANNOT handle display of Canon HDV24F, or any native 24fps. Apparently the 24 frames per second rate is the problem. Some people on various forums have said that it can do 24p, but BMD says it cannot, and I can't confirm anything without plunking down $200 to test it myself. With all the various flavors of HDV out there, I can't go by what another user has experienced on his system.
I don't need a card for capture, only external monitoring, so I don't want to spend a fortune just to be able to use my little CRT production monitor to view the 24p video. What can I do? Is there a setting in FCP or a plugin that can do this?