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Old June 14th, 2011, 03:03 PM   #46
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Re: Previewing HD on second monitor

I am using CS5 on a desktop system. I had been under the impression that MPE compatible graphics cards were extremely expensive so good news that an affordable alternative is available. For my current projects, I probably don't need the MPE card as editing and scrubbing through the timeline seems very smooth on the current system. That may change depending on the complexity of future projects.

Also helpful to know about Encore previews, thanks for the information.

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Old June 15th, 2011, 06:29 AM   #47
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Nvidia GTX580 graphics card has 2 x DVIs and 1 x HDMI.

Going from an ATI HD 4890 and CS4 to GTX580 and CS5, and requiring a third monitor the Nvidia card gave me this option rather than to get bogged down in Matrox solutions. I try to avoid add on hardware when it comes to Adobe.

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Old June 15th, 2011, 11:33 AM   #48
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I did not know that the 580 could run 3 simultaneous displays. The previous models of nVidia cards would only allow 2 active outputs at a time (i.e., 2 DVI or 1 DVI with the HDMI).

Would you please provide more details. I am curious if this would work for me.

For instance, which 580 card are you using? How have you cabled to the screens and what kinds of screens are you using? (Are you running 2 computer monitors from DVI and an HDTV off an HDMI port? Three computer monitors?)

Are you spanning your computer desktop across the three screens or are you feeding separate displays to each or, maybe, spanning across two screens and using the third as your timeline monitor? I am asking because I do a lot of multi-cam work and find it useful to have my main editing screen in front of me, the 4-way multi-cam window displayed full screen on a second monitor on one side and, on the other side, a full screen timeline playback monitor with an HDTV showing a YUV display of the edit. I have been looking at a video card upgrade and am curious if I can do this without an MXO2 mini.

Do you calibrate the monitors? If so, what do you use for calibration?
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