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  • Sat, Aug 23 2014 5:02 AM

    3 monitor setup


    I recently purchased the mac pro and am in the process of setting up home edit suite.  I have 2 monitors setup through thunderbolt/dvi and one setup through hdmi.  How do I get what's showing in the composer viewer onto the 3rd screening monitor?  I do not have a breakout box, nor do I plan on getting one unless completely necessary.



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  • Fri, Mar 20 2015 10:25 PM In reply to

    • jsamet
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    Re: 3 monitor setup

    Hi Stephanie,

    Did you ever work this out? I'd love to know the solution.




  • Mon, May 4 2015 4:26 PM In reply to

    Re: 3 monitor setup


    Although I haven't tried it with a new MacPro I used this method a few years ago with a 2009 MacPro which had two graphic cards and three computer monitors.

    Set up your screens using system preferences/monitors, ensuring that they match the physical setup on your (real) desk. Then in Media Composer go to Settings/Full Screen Playback and position the full screen playback settings window on the monitor you want to be your playback monitor. There's a good runthrough at

    Once that's done, you'll need to select full screen playback ("Command" "Shift" "F") each time you start the software.



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