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Paola Vengoechea Martini
how to slave one computer to use as a monitor while editing
on Dec 17, 2010 at 10:14:07 pm

Hello, this may seem like a basic question, buhet I'm working on connecting my laptop to my desktop computer so I can use one as a monitor while editing. They are both fairly new macs and I'm wondering what kind of cable I would need to do this, as well as how to do this.

PS... I'm sure there's probably a post on this already somewhere , but I'm at work and trying to figure this out on the sly (my work is non-film related)


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Chris Gordon
Re: how to slave one computer to use as a monitor while editing
on Dec 18, 2010 at 1:09:51 am

I assume by "desktop computer" you mean an iMac. I think only the newest iMacs support being used as a monitor -- check the manual for the details on this. Otherwise, can you post the exact details of what computers you have?


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Paola Vengoechea Martini
Re: how to slave one computer to use as a monitor while editing
on Dec 18, 2010 at 5:05:05 am

MY iMac, which would be the one that I would use as a monitor, is an August 2008 iMac, intel core 2 Duo. My laptop is much newer, it's a macbook pro i5.

I'm not sure where my manual is for the iMac...

What do you think, can I do it?


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Chris Gordon
Re: how to slave one computer to use as a monitor while editing
on Dec 18, 2010 at 4:51:05 pm

Sorry, but you're pretty much out of luck. It's only the newest/current round of iMacs that can be used as monitors for another machine.


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