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Monitoring on non-retina Mbp
Monitoring on non-retina Mbp
by Hendrik Martz on Oct 4, 2016 at 10:25:43 am

Hello,

i have the following question:
I have a 2012 non-retina MBP with one TB-port.
If I attach a TB Display, it would give me a 2nd display and an additional TB-Port.
Is it possible to attach a BMD Ultrastudio mini monitor with TB to that port and then monitor my PP and Avid Timelines on a 2n external display? Editing on TB Display and previewing and grading on that 2nd external display?
Has anybody tried that yet??

Thanx for an answer in advance..


Re: Monitoring on non-retina Mbp
by Shane Ross on Oct 4, 2016 at 10:32:59 pm

[Hendrik Martz] "Is it possible to attach a BMD Ultrastudio mini monitor with TB to that port and then monitor my PP and Avid Timelines on a 2n external display? "

Yes. TB has loop through, so you can go to a TB display, then out of that to an IO device. or to a hard drive, then monitor, then BMD card. It works.

[Hendrik Martz] " Editing on TB Display and previewing and grading on that 2nd external display?"

Yes. I've done that, and still do that. I have the exact computer you have. But my BMD device happens to have two TB ports, so I go to IT first, then the external monitor (older one that's DVI). But I still get my laptop monitor, external computer monitor for second UI display, and the BMD to production monitor.

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Re: Monitoring on non-retina Mbp
by Hendrik Martz on Oct 6, 2016 at 6:48:24 am

Thanx for the reply.

What kind of BMD device you have, that has two TB outs??

Hendrik


Re: Monitoring on non-retina Mbp
by Shane Ross on Oct 6, 2016 at 6:51:36 am

The UltraStudio 4K and 4K extreme...the rack mount boxes...have two TB ports. They ALL should have them, to be honest..

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