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Reuben Fink
3 Monitors 2 video cards
on Nov 28, 2009 at 3:16:20 am

My current setup has two 23" apple displays. I just purchased a 50" Panasonic Plasma to show dailies to a client. Currently I have a 2600 ATI card and need to upgrade to a 4870 ATI anyhow. Can I run both of these with final cut pro routing the 2600 to the Plasma? I know this is not ideal for Color work but I only only edit currently and just need it for preview. Eventually when I can afford it I will throw down the doh for a Kona Card but until then I was hoping to find out if this setup will function OK in FCP. \

Much Thanks.

OSX 10.5.8
Equipment: 2.8 ghz 8 core Intal Mac Pro, 20 gig of ram
Aps: CS3 Production Bundle, FCP Suite 2, Avid Media Composer


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Russell Lasson
Re: 3 Monitors 2 video cards
on Nov 28, 2009 at 6:24:47 am

Using two graphics cards is problematic. I would suggest the Blackmagic Intensity Pro if you're on a budget. The HDMI port on the card will send a broadcast signal to your plasma.

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Reuben Fink
Re: 3 Monitors 2 video cards
on Nov 28, 2009 at 7:59:52 am

Thank you I'll look into the intensity. Can you tell me what kind of problems may I encounter using two card setup?

OSX 10.5.8
Equipment: 2.8 ghz 8 core Intal Mac Pro, 20 gig of ram
Aps: CS3 Production Bundle, FCP Suite 2, Avid Media Composer


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Shane Ross
Re: 3 Monitors 2 video cards
on Nov 28, 2009 at 9:32:11 am

Motion won't work. Color won't work. They are both dependent on the Video Card. Certain FCP plugins that rely on the graphics card won't work.



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walter biscardi
Re: 3 Monitors 2 video cards
on Nov 28, 2009 at 12:59:34 pm

Using a Graphics card to feed a plasma screen is a horrible solution for proper video monitoring. The card does not display full video quality properly for you to make final editing decisions. Dithering, de-blocking, and other filtering performed by the card means you will see a "cleaned up" image at best and that's not what you want to see.

I would opt for a Kona LHi personally as a minimum to feed the Panny. We only use Konas in our shop.

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Rick Lavon
Re: 3 Monitors 2 video cards
on Nov 28, 2009 at 3:34:20 pm

I can attest to this fact...Certain FX Plugs are disabled..it is not a viable option at this time.



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Reuben Fink
Re: 3 Monitors 2 video cards
on Nov 29, 2009 at 6:46:21 am

Thank you all for your replies. It looks like the intensity is the way I'm going to go.

OSX 10.5.8
Equipment: 2.8 ghz 8 core Intal Mac Pro, 20 gig of ram
Aps: CS3 Production Bundle, FCP Suite 2, Avid Media Composer


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