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firewireflowstarting 3 videos on 3 macs at the exact same time!
by on Sep 21, 2006 at 9:32:41 am

hi guys!

im preparing visuals for a art gallery ... i use an extreme wide format (3 times PAL res) ... so i want to use 3 computers and 3 projectors ... do you guys know a way how i can start the 3 movies at the exact same time on all 3 macs???

thanks a lot
florian


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Simon Carlson-ThiesRe: starting 3 videos on 3 macs at the exact same time!
by on Sep 21, 2006 at 8:36:05 pm

Write a script or an automator program that will start the programs at some specified time.


-Simon Carlson-Thies


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firewireflowRe: starting 3 videos on 3 macs at the exact same time!
by on Sep 21, 2006 at 9:22:06 pm

thanks for your answer ... but even if you synch the time of three computers to a billionsecond the wont start the program with little time delays you cant control!


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Jeff CarpenterRe: starting 3 videos on 3 macs at the exact same time!
by on Sep 22, 2006 at 12:32:52 am

Is it possible to buy a new computer for this project? (I don't know if that's possible or not).

The new Mac Pros can take multiple video cards. You could put 2 cards in one and run 2 projectors off one card and the 3rd off the 2nd card. It'd be a 3-monitor display which should make it possible to stretch the video over all 3 monitors.


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bob woodheadRe: starting 3 videos on 3 macs at the exact same time!
by on Sep 22, 2006 at 8:03:24 pm

I don't know the name of the hardware offhand, but there's "black box" hardware that's controlled by a single computer, that will run multiple playback screens.


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Mark FrazierRe: starting 3 videos on 3 macs at the exact same time!
by on Sep 27, 2006 at 8:24:40 pm

Check out the Live & Stage Events forum. This should be up their alley.

Mark


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