I am using Premiere Pro CC version 12.0 on a Mac Pro w/High Sierra. I am using 2 of the Thunderbolt connections for the twin work station monitors, but would also like to send just my record viewer to a bigger screen monitor strictly for playback for an audience. Is there a way to do that? Would it be a Mac connection or a setting in Premiere or both? Thanks.
Windows 10 Pro
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
Blackmagic Decklink 4k Mini Monitor
Adobe CC 2018
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If you have an additional Thunderbolt port available, Black Magic also offers the UltraStudio Mini Monitor - works the same as the part Greg listed, but is a tiny external box with SDI and HDMI output ports, and connects to Mac via Thunderbolt. Clean and simple, no card to install.
You can also get a dock like a CalDigit dock, which has HDMI out. This will enable you to run a third display via HDMI. It will appear as another desktop display, but in Premiere you can set it to be the video output. The "trash can" Mac Pro by itself doesn't support 3 displays using the built-in Thunderbolt and its HDMI. In the suite I normally use, we have two Apple displays, plus a large Panasonic consumer panel for client video.
Oliver, this pretty much nails what I’m looking for. I’ll be checking into this for sure. How do I tell Premiere to set this to a video out? I just switched from Final Cut a couple weeks ago. Thanks guys!
[Bob Dickinson]"How do I tell Premiere to set this to a video out?"
In Premiere's playback settings tab, you will see the available displays that can be used for video output. Simply check the box next to the one to use and that should be it. The one caveat to all of this is that computer displays may or may not show interlaced material properly, since they are inherently progressive. I typically have a Panasonic flat 50" panel and it works fine with i, p, psf in this mode, but that may not be universally true.
For example, I'm running a 2013 Mac Pro at work with a SanLink 10Gig adapter, BMD UltraStudio Express, and a CalDigit dock all connected as TB2. Monitor 1 is a 27" Mac display connected to one of the Mac's TB2 ports via its MiniDisplayPort plug. Monitor 2 is an older 20" Mac display also connected to the Mac's TB2 ports. There's a Promise RAID connected to the CalDigit dock's TB2 and a large Panasonic display connected via HDMI from the dock.
All 3 displays show up in Premiere with video playback going to the Panasonic via the dock. When I had tried to run all of these from the Mac, I couldn't get 3 monitors to display, because the HDMI from the Mac robbed the TB2 ports of power. So sometimes it's a bit tricky getting the right combo to work.
Appreciate the feedback Oliver - I've actually got it running now. I think it has something to do with Premiere 13 and the Thunderbolt ports on the MBP...
I tried playback in Premiere 12.1.2 and it worked so I figured it must be a 13.1.2 issue.
When I plugged the RAID into the left/back TB3 port - BUS 0 and the Caldigit with a 2nd monitor via DisplayPort in to BUS 1, the right rear port, and finally the 3rd monitor via HDMI/Mac USB-C adapter in the right front port, it's working!
Good insight on the display robbing the power... All the different configs are awesome but dang, sometimes it's a real dog's breakfast making them work!