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Old 4th February 2009
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cool 3rd little monitor option

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cool idea.. doesn't take a monitor port.. small and cheap.. could definitely see its uses for extra windows in DAWs.. meter bars, large counters, etc....
Old 4th February 2009
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That does look interesting. Thanks for the heads-up.
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This would be perfect for SMPTE, real time analyzers, and transport displays. I only hope the USB interface will have low enough latency to make it responsive enough for metering.
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Hi guys !

Have you ever used a USB monitor ?
It's much slower than a regular monitor, so forget about anything that is being monitored in real time :-) That's why they are so small and the resolution so low.
Otherwise it's a great idea and I'm sure that there is a lot of useable apps for it.
I used an adapter that converts any monitor VGA input to USB so you can have 4 monitor support with 1 video card and several USB convertors.

Have a great day !
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Originally Posted by Ladia - Audeum ➑️
Hi guys !

Have you ever used a USB monitor ?
It's much slower than a regular monitor, so forget about anything that is being monitored in real time :-) That's why they are so small and the resolution so low.
Otherwise it's a great idea and I'm sure that there is a lot of useable apps for it.
I used an adapter that converts any monitor VGA input to USB so you can have 4 monitor support with 1 video card and several USB convertors.

Have a great day !
Oh well.
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Too bad. Is it even possible to use 3 monitors with a MAC via 2 graphics cards?
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Well you can have 2 monitors connected to 1 graphic card normally (mac pro speaking here). So when you have 2 graphic cards you could basically hang 4 monitors on it. Leopard support till 72 screens i thought with magma case, not sure btw...
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Actually the current MacPro as well as the 1st generation one do support up to 3 monitors with ONE graphicscard. They have 2 DVI Outs of which one is a dual link. You need a special y-cable that connects to one DVI port of the mac pro and enables you to hook up 2 monitors. And yes, they can be used a 2 different (!) monitors. The second DVI out of the graphiccard will supply your third monitor.

Have fun
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Actually the current MacPro as well as the 1st generation one do support up to 3 monitors with ONE graphicscard. They have 2 DVI Outs of which one is a dual link. You need a special y-cable that connects to one DVI port of the mac pro and enables you to hook up 2 monitors. And yes, they can be used a 2 different (!) monitors. The second DVI out of the graphiccard will supply your third monitor.

Have fun
Serious?! Damn i didn't know that! Thats awesome! So i just buy a smaller 8inch monitor with a nice resolution, hook it on the duallink connection and have a small plugin/meter screen.
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The other model is touchscreen, now that got me thinking of a lot uses for it but how bad is the refresh rate using USB.
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Serious?! Damn i didn't know that! Thats awesome! So i just buy a smaller 8inch monitor with a nice resolution, hook it on the duallink connection and have a small plugin/meter screen.
I didnt know that until a few days ago either. All wiki entries told me that and I will test it as soon as I can get a cable, but it should work. I dont know how this works with resolutions etc but hooking up 2 identical sized monitors to the dual link and another size to the single link should work easily.
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Originally Posted by hisbluness ➑️
Actually the current MacPro as well as the 1st generation one do support up to 3 monitors with ONE graphicscard. They have 2 DVI Outs of which one is a dual link. You need a special y-cable that connects to one DVI port of the mac pro and enables you to hook up 2 monitors. And yes, they can be used a 2 different (!) monitors. The second DVI out of the graphiccard will supply your third monitor.

Have fun
Cool! Thanks for the info
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