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ron haas
3 Monitor With Full Screen Playback AND Composer Window??
on Feb 16, 2017 at 5:36:17 am

Hi,

I have a MacPro Trashcan (3.5ghz 6 core, 64gb Ram) with two Firepro D700s and three 24 inch monitors. I would love to have my regular two monitor MC edit layout with the third monitor showing full screen playback. Is this possible WITHOUT an I/O box? In other words, can I just as is make the third monitor full screen?

Any help greatly appreciated.


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Glenn Sakatch
Re: 3 Monitor With Full Screen Playback AND Composer Window??
on Feb 16, 2017 at 3:10:52 pm

Do you see Avid on all 3 monitors?

if so go to your settings and call up the full screen playback setting. place that box on the third monitor and hit "select monitor"
then setup your other two screens to show what you want from a bins perspective, and go fullscreen.

If Avid recognizes all 3 screens, i don't see why it wouldn't let you pick the third one as the full screen one.
(i use an i/o device, so this is all just an assumption, but that is the process for setting up full screen mode)

Glenn


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ron haas
Re: 3 Monitor With Full Screen Playback AND Composer Window??
on Feb 16, 2017 at 11:08:22 pm

Glenn thank you. I tried this many times before but was unable tot get it to work. This time, I put bins on the third monitor before I went into Full Screen and just like that , it is working. Thanks Glenn.


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Ron Bourke
Re: 3 Monitor With Full Screen Playback AND Composer Window??
on Jun 26, 2018 at 10:02:52 pm

I'm having the same problem. What do you mean by putting your bins in monitor 3? I tried dragging my bins to monitor 3 but this didn't help. And even if it did, I wouldn't be able to see my bins since the full frame playback would cover them up. Perhaps you meant something other than just drag them to 3? Right now, I can only get full frame playback in monitor #1, my iMac. I've got all 3 monitors set to 1920x1080 and avid show on each one. - Ron


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Glenn Sakatch
Re: 3 Monitor With Full Screen Playback AND Composer Window??
on Jun 26, 2018 at 10:19:46 pm

You need to go to the full screen playback setting tab, place the window that opens when you select those settings onto the monitor that you want to be your full screen monitor....then press the "Select Monitor" button.

From here you should be able to rearrange the other monitors to hold what ever bins, and windows you desire.

Save your workspace setting as 3 monitor layout, and start cutting.

Glenn


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Ron Bourke
Re: 3 Monitor With Full Screen Playback AND Composer Window??
on Jun 26, 2018 at 11:17:47 pm

Thanks for the quick response Glenn! I have tried this multiple times exactly as you’ve stated - placing the MC Full Screen Playback dialogue box in one of the other monitors and hitting Select Monitor and it has never worked. No matter which monitor I’ve selected for full screen playback, it only comes up in monitor 1 - my iMac’s monitor. I’ve made sure all three monitors are set to 1920x1080 since someone mentioned that with Avid they need to be the same resolution. It was also mentioned in one forum that this works best when the 3rd monitor is input from a converter box from the computer to SDI or HDMI. I am thinking of trying a BlackMagic mini monitor box or just a display port to HDMI cable to see if using the HDMI input on my 3rd monitor would help. - Ron


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