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Uli Ruchlinski
multiscreen projection
on Feb 16, 2011 at 10:37:01 pm

I am looking for an application that can feed 2 or max 3 projectors with different outputs from only ONE laptop, by e g a matrox with two or three ways. I know about all the professional stuff like watchout etc but is there anything simpler and cheaper than that?


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Walter Soyka
Re: multiscreen projection
on Feb 17, 2011 at 3:14:44 pm

[Uli Ruchlinski] "I am looking for an application that can feed 2 or max 3 projectors with different outputs from only ONE laptop, by e g a matrox with two or three ways. I know about all the professional stuff like watchout etc but is there anything simpler and cheaper than that?"

The simplest and cheapest? Running PowerPoint or Keynote with the Matrox GXM system you mentioned.

If your content is all video, and you're willing to spend a little bit of money, you could use Playback Pro on a Mac laptop with a Matrox GXM.

Of course, any of these systems will have some tradeoffs (flexibility and power for cost) when compared with a system like Watchout.

Walter Soyka
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Rob Duncan
Re: multiscreen projection
on Feb 25, 2011 at 4:44:10 pm

I second Walter's suggestion.

Keynote and PPT 2010/2011 will both handle videos, transitions and the like. Just make sure to set the canvas to the correct pixel count and ratio for the 2 or 3 part screen you will be displaying onto.

Otherwise, you may run into pixellation or stretching on playback.

Quick and dirty is sometimes the best tool in the box.

Rob.

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Seth Tours
Re: multiscreen projection
on Apr 16, 2011 at 2:39:45 am

Have you looked at the Matrox Tripple Head to Go?

It's cheaper that a lot of the high end multi head cards.

You can drive 3 separate displays from 1 powerpoint presentation.

http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/th2go/



Hope that helps,
Seth


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