6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2009 10:04 PM by illini19

    Does anyone run a 3 monitor setup ?

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      I have a dual monitor graphics card and can run 2 monitors but dont have a second monitor yet.

       

      I did hook up an old 15" CRT and played with the dual setup but it was weird.

       

      Right now I have a 22" widescreen monitor and might get a second one when I build a new system later this year.

       

      I have seen videos where people are running a dual monitor for the NLE and have a large HD or LCD for viewing in fullscreen.

       

      How do you set up 3 monitors ?

       

      Do I need an extra graphics card.

       

      I have a nVidia 9800GT with 2 DVI plus S-video

       

      Can that S-video be hooked up to make it 3 ?

       

      Any ideas welcome.

       

      Thanks:  Glenn

        • 1. Re: Does anyone run a 3 monitor setup ?
          the_wine_snob Level 9
          I have seen videos where people are running a dual monitor for the NLE and have a large HD or LCD for viewing in fullscreen.

           

          This is a common setup - 2 computer monitors for the program and then a calibrated broadcast monitor, or similar, for viewing the Program Monitor. This third monitor is set up via FireWire and the setting for it are adjusted in PrPro. There are vairous ways to actually make that connection, i.e. through a deck, or a camera, or other. There are also some considerations for SD and more for HD, plus limitations.

           

          Good luck, and just wait until you have dual-monitors for the progam. It will keep you happy for a few months.

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: Does anyone run a 3 monitor setup ?
            Harm Millaard Level 7

            Yes, the normal way as described by Hunt, no, no.

            • 3. Re: Does anyone run a 3 monitor setup ?
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              Thanks.

               

              What is the S-Video jack for ?

               

              I've used both DVI but have never used the S-Video jack.

               

              If using both DVI does the S-Video jack go dead ?

               

              Glenn

              • 4. Re: Does anyone run a 3 monitor setup ?
                Harm Millaard Level 7

                The only way to get a 3-rd monitor out is by using firewire. I guess that the S-video connector is only for games or other applications, but not for Adobe. I have never found a use for it on my video cards, but then I don't have any games. I have it connected through a Panasonic DV2000 deck, which is connected through SCART to the TV. It plays back both DV and HDV/XDCAM-EX timelines without problems, with the limitation that when choosing Desktop audio in the playback settings, the program monitor freezes. This does not happen with External Audio selected.

                 

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                PS. Did you look at your private mail?

                • 5. Re: Does anyone run a 3 monitor setup ?
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                  Thanks Harm.

                   

                  I like the setup.

                   

                  I got the e-mail and followed through.

                   

                  It would be nice if you got that.

                   

                  You can tell you really care about the product and could give some insight to things.

                   

                  I might just go with the Dual monitor setup for now.

                   

                  It was fun to play with, with my old 15" CRT but with 2 widescreens it would be great to stretch the timeline across the entire bottom like yours is.

                   

                  I cant wait to upgrade to a new system.

                   

                  For now i dont need it right away and think im going to wait till Windows 7 comes out.

                   

                  I have saved the Guidelines so I can refer to them once I go forward.

                   

                  Also we may be moving in a few months so that is another reason why I dont want to buy now.

                   

                  No use hooking a new system up just to un-hook it and move and maybe damage something.

                   

                  For now its just about reading and learning so I know what to get once I do move forward.

                   

                  Good luck on the one thing:    Glenn

                  • 6. Re: Does anyone run a 3 monitor setup ?
                    illini19 Level 1

                    Glenn, going through the same thing now, thus the unanswered post here http://forums.adobe.com/thread/451036Reference Monitor - Capture Card

                     

                    I have used Harm's way in the past way with Sony decks and passthrough however with our new high speed editing rig, I am planning on getting a card dedicated for the reference monitor thus the question about the BlackMagic cards and CS4 (Blackmagic DeckLink HD Extreme, DeckLink Studio, Blackmagic Intensity Pro). I'm leaning towards the HD Extreame - overkill, probably but as we progress with HD. The reference LCD's we have access to are the Panasonic BT-LH1760 and the Sony LMD-2050W. The panny has HD-SDI, the Sony does not out of the box.

                     

                    Not a fan of the Matrox cards (per many reviews) + they wouldn't work with our setup anyway - -ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer MoBo, Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 295...

                     

                    Which brings me back to my original quesiton and the BM cards and CS4...