Add SECOND external monitor to MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Magrathea, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Magrathea macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2008
    I'm running an older 24 inch cinema display on my MBP and am looking to add a SECOND 24 inch monitor for use in FCP.

    My only cheap option seems to be a USB gizmo, something like this
    or World Computing/VIDU2DVIA/

    Anyone have any experience with this device, specifically with FCP 6; I'd like to use the second monitor to playback the footage in the viewer so I don't think the device needs too much horse power but the footage will be in the ProRes 422 format.
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Typically you won't want to be playing video on the additional monitors. Unfortunately, the USB adapters are not exactly fast or fluent, definitely slave display usage only.
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    those solutions are for boring officey soccer mom hobbyist type gigs.

    If you had the coin, i'd get something a little more...beefy....
  4. Magrathea thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2008
    Has anyone actually used one of these devices with FCP, curious. I too think it would suck for high end graphic stuff but as a monitor in FCP ??????

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