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jason carey
Retina Macbook pro HDMI out?
on Jun 21, 2012 at 3:44:01 pm

So does anybody know if with the new Retnia MB Pro if you can use the HDMI out to send to an hd monitor for the external monitor? I am curious about FCP and also Premiere with this setup for the same thing as well. would be great not to have to use a Blackmagic, or Matrox.


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Michael Phillips
Re: Retina Macbook pro HDMI out?
on Jun 21, 2012 at 8:42:17 pm

I think it depends on the pipeline of the video player from the application. I would love it too if it were an actual video signal being passed through, but my guess, at least for Media Composer, is that is will behave like a second graphics monitor with full screen play.

Michael

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Juan Salvo
Re: Retina Macbook pro HDMI out?
on Jun 22, 2012 at 7:02:48 am

You can no more send a video signal out of the hdmi port than you can out of a dvi or display port. If you're ok with doing something like going full screen in at on a second desktop being feed out through your hdmi port, I suppose that would work.

This won't work with avid, as it doesn't have a desktop full screen video mode, like fcp7 did and fcpx does.

Though thunderbolt and soon usb3 devices are available that will support this, and they won't be that expensive.

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Michael Phillips
Re: Retina Macbook pro HDMI out?
on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:02:33 pm

You can have a desktop full screen in Media Composer, but as you say, it is just a second monitor, and not a the REC709 video signal. But if that works "good enough" for you, you do have that ability to have one monitor be dedicated to a full screen play. See "full screen play" settings.

Michael

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