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Adam Read
Best Hardware monitoring option (PC)
on Aug 23, 2011 at 10:40:16 am


Running CS5. I was having lots of stability problems when using a Matrox MX02 mini so decided to ditch it. Problem I now have is that I can only run one GUI monitor as PP is now running in desktop mode with the 2nd monitor now displaying the programme picture.

Stability is excellent, no crashes. However... I am seriously missing my 2 monitor set up + a 'proper' video output to monitor.

Can anyone on the PC side comment on stability/experience with the offerings from Blackmagic or Kona? I do not want to go back to Matrox.

Many Thanks


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Philip Imbrenda
Re: Best Hardware monitoring option (PC)
on Aug 23, 2011 at 8:09:11 pm

I also bought the Matrox Mini and at first I had problems with Adobe crashing(CS5.5), I have an HP Z400 with nvidia 4000 Graphics Card. The documentation on how to install the box was very poor, after a few calls to Matrox and then an hour later I had it up and running the the crashes started after that, I found that the nvidia drivers had to be updated, then I had no more crashes, I was ready to send the Matrox back but after I connected it to a 36" Panasonic monitor and went thru the set up that matrox provides I was blown away, the picture was great. Its a little tricky to set up but well worth the effort, we also have a Mac with the Next size up Matrox and that did not have problems but we did need to call Matrox to get the install correct

Tv One Productions

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Adam Read
Re: Best Hardware monitoring option (PC)
on Aug 24, 2011 at 9:45:48 am

Thanks Philip

and thanks for sharing your experiences. I still find it annoying that it's so 'fickle'. I'm of the belief that it should just work without any impact on the performance of CS5/5.5. Maybe I'm just an idealist :)

Out of curiosity, what model Panasonic monitor do you have?


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