Just started a film mix for the first time in the latest V7 but running into a major problem with PREVIEW mode.
PREVIEW is locking out as soon as we go into play. It disables the button on the AUTOMATION PANEL as soon as transport starts rolling, and we also can’t get it to enable via key commands. AUTOJOIN and JOIN NOW also turn off as soon as in play. Everything works fine once we stop.
This unfortunately renders N7 largely unusable because we constantly use PREVIEW, turning it on often while rolling. This was never a problem before, and certainly isn’t a problem on PT, Euphonix System 5, DFC, other systems. All allow you to engage PREVIEW at any time, playing or stopped.
Oddly, if we select TOUCH mode instead of AUTOLATCH it returns to working properly, letting us turn on PREVIEW while rolling. Even odder, sometimes it will work properly in AUTOLATCH depending on where on the timeline we playback. Locating around the project, there are some spots that when we start play don’t cause PREVIEW to disable. Not clear why this is, but about 98% of the time PREVIEW will not turn on if in AUTOLATCH and PLAY.