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David Roth Weiss
Video Wall?
on May 27, 2014 at 9:21:26 pm

Does anyone here know if the new Mac Pro is capable of outputting a quad-screen video wall? I seem to remember reading something about that recently in one of the video magazines, but I can't recall which one. Anyone know the answer, and if so how is it done?


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Bill Davis
Re: Video Wall?
on May 28, 2014 at 7:30:15 am

At what resolution?

At the FCPWorks LA demo one MacPro Tube was outputting 3 streams of full 4k ProRes 444 to a big Christie in real time. But i didn't see 4.

But if you're just looking for a standard display of quad 1920x1080 rasters I doubt X would even break a sweat.

I have a friend who does big time convention iMAG stuff and he does live super wide multi screen work at around 10,000 pixels x 1080 via X to multi screen arrays. And he plays those out off an SSD equipped MacBook Pro.

Just set a custom raster Storyline in X and drag and drop your video(s) into place.

The only warning is that if you do use high Rez sources, X can take a LONG time for rendering out composites, cuz it doesn't "dumb down" it's compositing math.


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