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Old June 26th, 2010, 04:30 AM   #1
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Can Macbook use an iMac screen?

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Does anyone know if you can hook up a macbook/macbookpro to an iMac 24 or 27" so that you can use the iMac screen for editing with FCP?

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Old June 26th, 2010, 04:49 AM   #2
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I believe the new iMac's can be used as external screens on Macbook Pros, I have certainly heard people mention this about the 27inch model.

Not sure if this is the case with regular Macbooks though, would probably depend on the model/graphics cards.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 06:11 AM   #3
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Only the 27" iMac can be used as a seperate screen, the 21" NOT.

I don't know if you need a newer Macbook Pro or not. (I don't know what's the current state with mini displayport adapters)
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Old June 26th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #4
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if you don't have directly compatible hardware then you can use ScreenRecycler to make use of the extra screen although with obvious limitations

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Old June 28th, 2010, 08:41 AM   #5
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thanks all. i will also ask the genius bar at apple shop and post back. but it seems that given a 30" cinema display is 1200, then spending a little more for a 27" iMac (1300) seems good value for money! I can hook my MBP up to the larger display and get a 2nd processor. eg, render on the iMac whilst carrying on working on the MBPro using the bigger display.
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