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You don’t go out VGA. You do it from FCP going out through firewire to your deck or camera. Then you connect your camera to a TV or monitor. For best results you want to use S-Video when connecting your camera to a TV, but RCA ports will work too.
Here’s how you do it in FCP. I just answer one of your other posts, so I know you’re using FCP.
1. Launch FCP.
2. Go to Final Cut Pro>Audio/Video Settings
3. At the bottom of the dialog box there will be two drop down menus. One is “Video Play Back” and the other is “Audio Play Back.” Set both to “Firewire NTSC 720X480” or “Firewire DV” (whatever it may say). In mine the Video Play Back is set for “Apple Firewire NTSC 720X480” and the Audio Play back is set for “Firewire DV.” I don’t know why they are not named the same in each menu, they’re practically the same thing.
4. Now double check by going to View>Video Play Back(near the bottom)>and make sure”Firewire NTSC 720X480″ (or whatever it may say) has a check mark next to it. Next go to View>Audio Play Back>and make sure “Audio Follows Video” is checked.
5. When you connect a TV or monitor to your camera, speakers should also be connected to your camera. That’s why you set audio to follow the video. You’re telling FCP to send both video and audio out through the firewire and to the camera. If audio does not follow video, audio will come out from the computer tower and will be out of sync because it’s not following the video. Understand?
So you’re going to have to figure out the sound issue. Whether you use S-Video or RCA to connect the monitor to the camera, you’ll be forced to use RCA to connect speakers to your camera. That’s all there is. So you’re going to need speakers that connect with RCA ports. Actually, you may be able to connect some crappy speakers using the head phone jack, I’ve never tried that before, but you can try. If you get speakers that connect with RCA, I suggest M-Audio DX4 speakers. I use them, they’re only $150, and I know pros use them.
Good Luck champ. Let me know how things go or if you have more questions.