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Aaron Hayden
Force GUI to right monitor when using two displays
on Sep 26, 2012 at 10:05:21 pm

Added a Symphony Nitris DX box to my Davinci system and added a 2nd monitor for avid gui. I'd prefer to have the Davinci Gui appear in the right monitor but it's being defaulted to the left due to Avid necessitating the left monitor be set to primary.

Anyone know of an console command to force it to the right?

Thanks!

Aaron Hayden
Colorist
Gurney Production


System info:
SuperMicro 7046gt-trf
2 x Xeon X5690 3.47 GHZ
24 gigs of ram
1 quadro 4000 gui
3 gtx 580 for gpu
LSI MegaRaid SAS 9285cv-8e, 20 TB raid 5
Avid Nitris DX box
SDI Decklink


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Joseph Owens
Re: Force GUI to right monitor when using two displays
on Sep 26, 2012 at 10:32:03 pm

Move the monitor?

jPo

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Joseph Owens
Re: Force GUI to right monitor when using two displays
on Sep 26, 2012 at 10:34:27 pm

How about the Apple preferences?

jPo

"I always pass on free advice -- its never of any use to me" Oscar Wilde.


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Toby Tomkins
Re: Force GUI to right monitor when using two displays
on Sep 26, 2012 at 10:40:45 pm

[Joseph Owens] "Move the monitor?"

amazing.


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Aaron Hayden
Re: Force GUI to right monitor when using two displays
on Sep 26, 2012 at 11:50:04 pm

If it were only that easy...

The idea is to switch back and forth between Resolve and Avid Seamlessly, but force Resolve to thh right Gui monitor. If I move the monitor for Resolve, Id have to move it back every time I wanted to use Avid properly. Not an ideal solution.

I wish there was a simple preference in Resolve to set what monitor the gui is displayed on.

running windows 7 btw


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Margus Voll
Re: Force GUI to right monitor when using two displays
on Sep 27, 2012 at 5:35:50 am

Move avid?

Why would you want to use them on the same time in the first place?

Would think performance would be bad running them together as both are designed to run separately.

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Margus

http://iconstudios.eu

DaVinci 9, OSX 10.7.4
MacPro 5.1 2x2,93 24GB
GTX 470 / Quadro 4000
Multibridge 2 Pro


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Ola Haldor Voll
Re: Force GUI to right monitor when using two displays
on Sep 27, 2012 at 10:06:48 am

That's not the point here, Margus. He want to work in a certain way - let's try to help him!
I see his point and reason - I've switched between Resolve and FCP dozens of times.

I don't have two monitors attached here, but here's an idea.

Back when there was a dedicated set of preferences for Exposé in System Preferences, you could - using a GUI representation - make certain apps always open in certain desktops/monitors. That's gone now, but let's try something similar.

If you launch Resolve and Avid, and then press the shortcut for "Mission Control", you may possible move the Avid/Resolve window wherever you want, either to a virtual desktop or another monitor.

Crossing my fingers this works out as intended, Aaron!


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Margus Voll
Re: Force GUI to right monitor when using two displays
on Sep 27, 2012 at 10:17:47 am

Something iu just figured if avid could save layouts then it is simple.

Just drag all you layout to second monitor and save custom lay out.

I'm not sure if avid can do it but in any other modern software it works really well.

Hope it works out like this.

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Margus

http://iconstudios.eu

DaVinci 9, OSX 10.7.4
MacPro 5.1 2x2,93 24GB
GTX 470 / Quadro 4000
Multibridge 2 Pro


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Robert Houllahan
Re: Force GUI to right monitor when using two displays
on Sep 27, 2012 at 1:41:52 pm

In Monitor preferences on the Mac you can drag the top menu bar to any monitor you want and that will become the primary monitor. You could open preferences quickly from the menu bar before running either app and put the menu bar on the screen you want as primary to make Resolve layout the way you want.

-Rob-

Robert Houllahan
Director / Colorist
Cinelab Inc.
http://www.cinelab.com

MAHC-PRO 6-Core 3X GTX285 20Tb SAS Wave Panel Panny 11UK SDI Plasma. Light-Space CMS + Hubble


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Aaron Hayden
Re: Force GUI to right monitor when using two displays
on Sep 27, 2012 at 2:09:33 pm

Ok, finally figured out how to do it. Not sure if this will work on a mac as I'm running windows 7.

With both programs closed and the left monitor set as primary, open Resolve.

Disable the left monitor, this will switch Resolve to the right monitor.

Re able left monitor, wait for it to refresh and Resolve will still be on the right monitor!

Now set left monitor back to primary

Launch Avid.

Now and I can Alt Tab between both programs to my hearts content and keep Resolve on the right monitor. Running both applications simultaneously works better than expected. I even outputted a HD sequence in Symphony to tape, then switch back to Resolve and continued coloring without the tape output crashing. Avid complains every time you start it the wrong Nvidia driver is installed(It wants version 259.77) and will disable GPU enabled fx. This is probably why Resolve doesn't see too much of a hit.


Aaron Hayden
Colorist
Gurney Production


System info:
Davinci Resolve Panel
Flanders LM2461w
Tektronix wfm 7020
SuperMicro 7046gt-trf
2 x Xeon X5690 3.47 GHZ
24 gigs of ram
1 quadro 4000 gui
3 gtx 580 for gpu
LSI MegaRaid SAS 9285cv-8e, 20 TB raid 5
Avid Nitris DX box
SDI Decklink


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Allen Watts
Re: Force GUI to right monitor when using two displays
on Jan 3, 2013 at 9:32:04 pm

Rob's solution was the one that worked when using a Mac laptop. Thanks for posting, I had tried it with Davinci running, but hadn't tried quitting Davinci and restarting with the large monitor as the primary. That worked. I switch between Premiere and Davinci quite a bit, especially because I haven't yet figured out a smooth workflow to round-trip projects.

Don't know if they are watching these (and I'm not one to complain about free, awesome software) but I'd love the ability to arrange across multiple monitors. I'm not a pro colorist, I use the lite version of the software, so I'm not exactly their target audience. I like Davinci, and it runs quite well on the retina Macbook pro.

I have noticed that about half the time it won't start properly. After login Davinci abruptly quits. A restart usually fixes the problem. Any advice on this and a round-trip workflow from Premiere would be appreciated. (I've tried exporting FCP XML, and the timing seems to be inconsistent)


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Jan Krück
Re: Force GUI to right monitor when using two displays
on Oct 27, 2014 at 6:29:28 pm

I know this post has been posted long ago, but I gotta solution nowadys ;)

menü->view->user interface->primary disply ;)
even though you can enter two screen mode inside "user interface"

hope this helps ppl, who land here by accident

cheers,


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