I’ve brought my system into a local agency to do a job, and we’re having trouble connecting the client monitor—a flatscreen television—into the mix. I’m on a MacBook Pro 17” (late 2011), with a Pegasus R6 thunderbolt drive and Thunderbolt Display. I took a loop out of the drive into a Blackmagic converter. But during playback, there are “glitchy” artifacts, plus an unpleasant colour shift. Since I usually use my system only at home, without clients, I’ve never had the need to connect a television. Surely there must be a simple way to hook this up. (or maybe not)
I’ve got no dvi out or hdmi. The thunderbolt is looping several times between the Pegasus, the display and the converter. Apparently the dudes at this agency use this television all the time with their own computer, Pegasus & display, but they are running FCP 7. It seems to be a problem with Smoke 2012 and this converter. Rumour has it Smoke 2013 works with this converter.
I just tried looping from the pegasus directly to the monitor via HDMI. It works and there is no colour shift. Because the iMac has 2 thunderbolt outputs, I usually use one for the pegasus and one for the broadcast monitor. But there is no issue here with loop through. It must be your apple thunderbolt display doing the damage.