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stig olsenAfter Effects output to monitor
by on May 3, 2012 at 1:45:15 pm

Hi,

Any smart solution for output to external monitor?

My slots are filled:

1. ATI Radeon HD 2600
2. Mojo DX
3. E-Sata for Raid
4. P2 recorder card (AJ-PCD35)

stig


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Walter SoykaRe: After Effects output to monitor
by on May 3, 2012 at 1:59:12 pm

1. Replace Mojo DX with AJA or BMD board and upgrade Avid to v6 for open hardware support

2. Cubix expansion chassis

3. Upgrade to a computer with more slots

4. Profile your computer monitor and use color management within AE

Walter Soyka
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stig olsenRe: After Effects output to monitor
by on May 3, 2012 at 2:12:11 pm

Hi Walter,

I am in MC6 and I guess you understand that replacing Mojo DX with any of those boxes is not a proper solution in any way.

Mac only has 4 slots if you dont expand with Cubix, with a cost of a new Z800.

There is not a solution for us to work with the computer monitors.

Have anyone tested this? - http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/dviextender/


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Walter SoykaRe: After Effects output to monitor
by on May 3, 2012 at 2:24:11 pm

Sure, I understand -- but your problem is that you fundamentally want to stick 5 cards in a 4-slot box. Any solution is going to involve compromise.

Assuming you want broadcast monitoring for color-accurate work, you can either use a supported video I/O card, or use color management with a high-quality, well-profiled display.

The DVI-SDI device you link to will still appear as a computer monitor to the system.

Walter Soyka
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stig olsenRe: After Effects output to monitor
by on May 3, 2012 at 2:39:05 pm

Ok thank you.
Its not for color control, but for more detailed VFX work on ungraded material.

Stig


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Walter SoykaRe: After Effects output to monitor
by on May 3, 2012 at 5:39:08 pm

[stig olsen] "Its not for color control, but for more detailed VFX work on ungraded material."

You can tear the comp panel off and drag it onto a second computer display. Cmd- will maximize the panel to the screen size.

If that's what you're after, then the DVI/SDI adapter would work, but it is limited to standard video resolutions. If you're working at 1920x1200 or higher (recommended, since the panel itself will still occupy some screen space) you'll need regular ol' DVI.

Walter Soyka
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stig olsenRe: After Effects output to monitor
by on May 4, 2012 at 8:15:04 am

Ok I did not think about that.
What is ol' DVI? Do I need more slots to use that?


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Walter SoykaRe: After Effects output to monitor
by on May 4, 2012 at 4:37:28 pm

[stig olsen] "What is ol' DVI? Do I need more slots to use that?"

Sorry -- good ol' (shortened from good old) is an American colloquialism for the simple, tried, and true.

I was just referring to connecting a second monitor to the second DVI output on your Radeon 2600.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
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Jay LloydRe: After Effects output to monitor
by on May 30, 2012 at 12:14:25 pm

sorry to interrupt, I have been trying to get AE to output to external monitor.
I have a decklink studio card install in an Mac Pro and a sony pvm 2541, they are connected via SDI.
There is no 1080 25p settings, so I use 1080 50i. But the monitor is flickering very badly.
Any solution??


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Lexi RosyRe: After Effects output to monitor
by on Jun 25, 2012 at 2:18:41 pm

I would recommend checking KVMSwitchTech. They offer a wide range
of DVI Extender solutions. I have used a few of their DVI over Cat5
units and they worked well for my application.


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