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Elissa Bogos
Macbook Pro w/ external monitor native resolution disappeared
on Jan 8, 2012 at 3:34:34 pm

Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone can help with an issue related to an external monitor I'm using with my Macbook Pro?

My video display on my Macbook does not work, and the apple tech suggested connecting to an external monitor--Samsung 39cm (1366x768, 16:9) Wide LED Monitor, series 1 SA100.

I'm able to connect and view everything on the external monitor without issue except for the fact that I can't select the display of 1280x800 for the external monitor. I need to be able to select this display in order to edit in Final Cut Pro. When I open Final Cut Pro now, it says "FCP recommends a screen resolution of 1280x800."

When I open the display under System Preferences, two windows open: C Color LCD and SMS16A100.

In the Color LCD window, I can select 1280x800 (the highest I can select is 1680x1050).

However in the SMS16A100 window, I can select from the following:

There is no option for the 1280x800.
Does this mean I'm unable to configure this monitor to edit with Final Cut Pro?

Any advise would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance for any

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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Macbook Pro w/ external monitor native resolution disappeared
on Jan 9, 2012 at 1:19:34 am

Just ignore it, FCP should open anyway, but be vertically very tight/compressed.


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