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Bob Dickinson
3rd monitor
on May 4, 2018 at 7:23:22 pm

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.


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greg janza
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 4, 2018 at 8:23:37 pm

You need a third party play back card like this one:

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/decklink/techspecs/W-DLK-32

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Jeff Pulera
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 4, 2018 at 9:01:16 pm

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.

Thanks

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers


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Oliver Peters
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 4, 2018 at 10:38:12 pm

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

Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com


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Bob Dickinson
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 5, 2018 at 12:46:44 pm

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!


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Oliver Peters
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 5, 2018 at 8:08:37 pm

[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.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com


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Bob Dickinson
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 5, 2018 at 12:42:58 pm

Thanks Jeff. I’ll check it out.


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Bob Dickinson
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 5, 2018 at 12:41:46 pm

Thanks for the response Greg. I’ll look into the card but will probably opt for something external.


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Graham Withers
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 7, 2019 at 2:32:17 pm

I'm running Premiere 13.1.2 on a brand new MacBook Pro with the Radeon Pro Vega 20 4 GB video card and a Caldigit T3 dock and am having real trouble getting consistent playback on my third monitor.

Premiere keeps unchecking the box for video playback on the third monitor.

Sometimes it works fine, others no bueno. I've tried making sure the monitors are on different Thunderbolt Ports, even separate from my RAID but it's still finicky.

Anyone have any experience with this?


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Oliver Peters
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 7, 2019 at 2:45:13 pm

TB3 does not support video, like TB2 did. You would have to got to the dock and then from the dock via HDMI to the monitor.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com


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Graham Withers
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 7, 2019 at 2:52:56 pm

The display is working fine, other than as a 3rd monitor in Premiere. As I said, it works sometimes but has been intermittent since upgrading to Premiere 13.1.2.


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Oliver Peters
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 7, 2019 at 3:07:57 pm

[Graham Withers] "The display is working fine,"

I suspect it's not Premiere, but the MBP's graphics card. It can't drive 3 displays at once. The 3rd display is connected to the CalDigit, right? What is the 2nd display and how is it connected?

- Oliver

Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com


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Oliver Peters
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 7, 2019 at 3:17:14 pm

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.

Have you tried HDMI on the 3rd display?

- Oliver

Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com


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Graham Withers
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 7, 2019 at 3:28:12 pm

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!

For now...

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!


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Graham Withers
Re: 3rd monitor
on May 9, 2019 at 3:54:12 pm

I believe there's an issue with Premiere 13.1.2 not recognizing a 3rd monitor properly but only for fullscreen playback.

Whether it has to do with the software version or the 2019 MBP with Radeon Pro Vega 20 4 GB graphics I'm using, I don't know but earlier versions of Premiere work fine.

Caution to others before ya upgrade.


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