Dual Monitors one as output

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by korki696, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. korki696 macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2006
    hey i have a 23" cinema display and a 40" samsung lcd tv and i want to use my samsung as an output monitor for final cut and after effects is this possible through dvi? i got an HDMI to DVI cable to hoook up my tv but i cant figure out how to tell final cut or after effects to use my second display as an output monitor. anyone got a solution for this?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Of course it is. But a 40" monitor is quite big for this.

    You open Final Cut.

    Go to Menu > View > Video Playback: Here you find an option to select your second monitor.
  3. korki696 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2006
    its not giving me the option to select that display all it lets me select is"
    Digital Cinema Desktop
    Digital Cinema Desktop - Main
    Digital Cinema Desktop - Fullscreen
    Digital Cinema Desktop - Raw
    any other ideas?
    thanks again
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    What happened when you tried those options? FCP won't give you a list of attached monitors if that's what you are looking for. Also, something to keep in mind is that what you'll see is just an approximation of what your footage looks like.

  5. korki696 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2006
    it will only make my cinema display the monitor and ive tried switching the dvi ports and nothing changes
  6. ahtraut macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2006
    Dual Monitor with output

    I previously was using apples older displays the ADC's one 20" the other 23" I recently upgraded to two Cinema Displays matching size and the option to have final cut do video playback on my second monitor has disappeared. It's quite irritating because I know that It can do this. Does anyone know why it went away and what to do about it? I would really appreciate any help anyone has.


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