An urgent plea: does anyone have ANY idea on how I could circumvent this issue temporarily? I was thinking of finding a program that can open video files (there are a few of them around, yes), and which could accept MIDI Timecode sync from Cubase through some kind of virtual port. At least I could get some work done (and probably retire) before this gets fixed.
REPLY to myself and to others who might be in this situation: MTCVideoSlave (80 euros), Video Slave 2 (300 euros). One of them should work, I’ll edit this post if I can confirm smooth operation here.
UPDATE in case anyone cares: MTCVideoSlave is working fine here, stable, and was quite easy to set up. CPU usage at 50% playing 1080p video, 30% playing lo-res version (640x360), while Cubase is at 300% and VEP at 200% at the same time (see machine specs in signature). Video sync sound can come out of built-in audio or ASIO driver (but no channel selection for multichannel interfaces). Looks just fine if you’re on a deadline, and probably beyond that.
Hope this helps.