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Nathan Syme
Different formats/outputs across 3 screens
on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:36:53 pm

Hi all,

I am looking to set up using 3 projection screens, and wanting to send 3 different video or picture formats to each screen from one computer. I am using pc and have the 3 video output set up, but can't seem to be able to get 3 different sources working on the 3 different screens at the same time.

Is there some software I should be investing in that will drive this for me?


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Thomas Leong
Re: Different formats/outputs across 3 screens
on Oct 26, 2012 at 4:15:20 am

There are a few, from freeware, shareware to licenced USB-dongle:

Freeware
Multiscreener from http://www.zachpoff.com/software/multiscreener/
- basically Mac. Windows version available but...
- uses Quicktime player

Shareware
Video Mill from http://breakthrusoftware.com/html/products/videomill/index.html
SyncMaker Pro from http://www.syncmaker.com/

Licenced USB-dongled
Dataton Watchout 5 - minimum 2 licences required, 1 for Production Pc, 1 for Display PC which can output to max 6 outputs, hardware permitting
AvStumpfl Wings Platinum 4 - minimum 1 x 3-output licence required (actually comprising 1x2-output and 1x1-output licence, or 2x2 output licences; Application window/monitor is not part of the Output licence, eg. App monitor + 1xfullscreen Output is the 1-output licence, etc. (PM me privately for more details of how this works.)

Above are for Windows PCs. There are solutions for Mac too which others may be able to point you to.

Recommended hardware-based solution is the Ethernet capable Brightsign units (HD210 - now HD220?) from http://www.brighsign.biz using their free BrightAuthor software to author the SD cards with your 3 different video files (must be same file-length) to playback together.

Thomas Leong



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