2013 nMP Triple Monitor Setup Question

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  1. dpavid macrumors regular

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    As a video editing setup, I was planning on running dual 1440p monitors for the desktop via mDP.

    Would I be able to use the HDMI output to preview the live/program/sequence output from my video editing software in full res HD for playback or do I need a Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor? Hoping the HDMI port can eliminate this extra piece of hardware.

    Probably a dumb question but need to ask.
     
  2. tuxon86 macrumors 65816

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    If by full res hd you mean 1080p then yes you can.
     
  3. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^I think the PO means 27" monitors that have a resolution of 2560 x 1440.

    Lou
     
  4. dpavid thread starter macrumors regular

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    The dual 1440p monitors would strictly be for the desktop.

    The HDMI output I'd like to have as a 3rd monitor running a larger 40"+ 1920x1080 for full screen program out only. Sounds like I'll be able to do it without additional hardware. If not, I'll just drop another $145 and get the BMD.
     
  5. tuxon86 macrumors 65816

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    Yes you can drive a 40" HDTV from the hdmi.
     
  6. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Yeah, that's fine.

    https://support.apple.com/kb/HT5918
     
  7. dpavid thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. dpavid thread starter macrumors regular

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    Pulled the trigger and bought three ASUS PB278Q monitors. From what I read, they're basically Samsung's inside.

    Now on the hunt for a 40"+ 1080p!
     

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