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Phil Nguyen
Playing different footages onto 3-4 external sources
on Sep 10, 2014 at 6:10:34 am

Hi there,

We are looking to expand on our video production capabilities and came across this question.

We currently have 3 external projectors hooked up (Left, Main, Right) and we were wondering if it is possible to make sequences/timelines to play at different external sources when prompted.

(For example, someone talking and walking on the Left projector, and then 'walking' to the Main, and then to the right projector)

Thanks in advance.

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Mark Suszko
Re: Playing different footages onto 3-4 external sources
on Sep 10, 2014 at 3:23:37 pm

I assume you mean pre-produced, not live. Which is a whole different animal.

Pre-produced video that lets people or objects or type move across three screens seamlessly, is often done by making one very large, super-wide composite project in AfterEffects, the size of all three screens. You then feed that composite program out of a computer had drive thru a special 3-ouput video card that splits the giant, oversized frame into the three segments, all in synch. One of the cheaper ways this is done is using the matrox triple head 2 go breakout unit, playing from a PC. To get more and perhaps better advice, ask this question also in the Live and Stage forum where the experts who do this every week hang out.

Units that can mix, scale, and position cameras and sources to feed three screens live are complex and expensive, and are usually rented from a company with experience that specializes in such events.

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