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AVID Presentation Thurs at KeyCode - the natives were restless.
by Bill Davis 1 week ago
https: www.facebook.com Avid videos 10155071293607525 The Q&A was ... difficult. Props to AVID for facing their customers this way. Two hour video - the Q&A starts about :45 min in. The NLE biz is def
Re: AVID Presentation Thurs at KeyCode - the natives were restless.
by Scott Thomas 3 days ago
Is there any part of the Pinnacle Systems broadcast line still around DVExcel That production switcher they released Deko begat AVG and was killed before it was released I believe. They more recently
DeckLink Mini Monitor, audio but no Video
by Joe Murray 6 days ago
Hi I'm climbing the walls here my new DeckLink Mini Monitor has audio but no Video. I'm reinstalled the softwear several time. Tried it in different PCIe slots. Tried different HDMI cable and inputs o
Re: DeckLink Mini Monitor, audio but no Video
by Scott Thomas 4 days ago
I understand that, but can you see the monitor changing formats as you change the output settings on the Blackmagic card Does it do anything besides produce audio
ATEM Switchers and media players
by Justin Toney 3 weeks ago
Hi, I have a live event coming up soon and I'm looking for an expensive means to play packaged videos. For example lets says I'm doing a News show and I am having the anchor toss to a news package. I
Re: ATEM Switchers and media players
by Jim Brown 2 weeks ago
We used Playback Pro from DT Labs to do this every week both in our broadcast group and events group. It does run on a Mac and uses Quicktime player. If Quicktime will play the file then Playback Pro
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Interview with Randy Ubillos and How I came to enjoy FCP X
by David Busse 2 weeks ago
Over the last 6 months or so I've been playing around with FCP X and discovering the story behind its development. Thanks to some free time at work I was able to interview Randy Ubillos and write an a
Re: Interview with Randy Ubillos and How I came to enjoy FCP X
by Scott Thomas 2 weeks ago
'Cause each time I feel it slipping away, just makes me wanna cry, What's so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding , Elvis Costello
Mini Converter Analog to SDI NO AUDIO
by Nathan Beakley 1 month ago
I'm trying to digitize a Betmax tape with Blackmagic Media Express. The video is fine but I'm getting no audio. I called Blackmagic and they had me buy a Rolls Promatch stereo converter MB15b so now I
Re: Mini Converter Analog to SDI NO AUDIO
by Scott Thomas 1 month ago
Maybe the Blackmagic prefs for the capture card are set to embedded audio (SDI) instead of analog Now I'm wondering if my Beta HiFi deck still works...
Sync Issues with Premiere
by Matt Dunne 1 month ago
Hey everyone looking for a little advice. We've got a 2013 mac pro trashcan running Premiere 2017 1.2 into a BlackMagic Ultrastudio 4K which has a client monitor plugged into the HDMI output. No matte
Re: Sync Issues with Premiere
by Scott Thomas 1 month ago
It could be the monitor itself. Probably all monitors in this digital age, delay the picture, due to the processing going on inside each one, but to varying degrees. Another aspect is, from where are
This video is what the forum is all about
by andy patterson 1 month ago
I want to thank the Creative Cow for having this forum. It is a good place filled with interesting information. Having said that this forum is titled Apple Final Cut Pro Debates for a reason. This for
Re: This video is what the forum is all about
by Tom Sefton 1 month ago
Andy, I don't really give a shit. You're just too easy to wind up. Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
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Ultra Studio 4k on top MacPro2013 - no 4k in SDI out
by Eugene Altshul 2 months ago
Dear all, i am experiencing very strange issue when i cannot get 4k (4096x2160 24p) on SDI out of US4K. My system config is: - Mac Pro 2013 , 64GB, 12 core Xeon 2,7 , GPU 2x AMD D700 - Blackmagic Ultr
Re: Ultra Studio 4k on top MacPro2013 - no 4k in SDI out
by Scott Thomas 1 month ago
Have you toggled the "Single Link" "Dual Link" button
Tinkering With a QNAP TS-531X
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
Saw a QNAP TS-531X 2MB on sale the other day and went ahead and got it. I've filled it with some old 500GB Seagate drives and it's currently hooked up through a Mac Pro's 1Gb Ethernet. Because I'm wan
Re: Tinkering With a QNAP TS-531X
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
Hi Bob, This is just my personal tinkering. It doesn't have to be shared, but that's something I'll probably experiment with. I went with the LC fiber because the parts were relatively cheap on Ebay.
FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
I really have nothing important to say here. Since I've posted a couple of OT threads contributing nothing about how X actually functions... I'll spend today (Sunday) doing 20 pages of narration work
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Re: FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
Ah... I thought Quantel was reduced to just color. I see Rio is an editor as well. I noted that eQ-iQ was gone, and I assumed that they were out of the editing game.
Transfer of Files from old SCSI drive
by Paul Frocchi 2 months ago
Hi all Newbie here. And self described 'button-pusher'. Hoping someone might be able to help with an conversion thoughts for an OLD!! Avid 4GB SCSI drive I have to get the files off. Let me say that i
Re: Transfer of Files from old SCSI drive
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
Several solutions... You could get a USB to SCSI cable $30 and then find the necessary cables to get to the Centronics 50pin. With said USB adaptor, take the drive out of the case and find a different
Intensity Shuttle
by Ty Ford 3 months ago
Hi, A friend has just told me that he has success in importing footage into his laptop using the intensity shuttle. He's using premiere on a PC and among other sources us using an old M2 video deck be
Re: Intensity Shuttle
by Scott Thomas 3 months ago
FCPX Probably won't be able to capture using the Shuttle, but Blackmagic's "Media Express" works fine, and is probably installed with the Shuttle software. FCPX however, should be able to output throu
Laptop as your main computer
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Looking for opinions from those who have done the comparisons. Using a newish, loaded MBP as your main computer versus an older cheese grater MP. Figure the laptop would have an external display and s
Re: Laptop as your main computer
by Scott Thomas 3 months ago
Where I work I upgraded a 2009 Mac Pro from 8 cores to 12. The chips are pretty cheap now. The next step is to switch out the Radeon for a Nvidia GTX 1080. The editors are using Premiere, so that shou
State of the NLE panel
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Finally posted from NAB. https: www.youtube.com watch v=mGTHqo3GK2s - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
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Re: State of the NLE panel
by Scott Thomas 3 months ago
Aindreas Gallagher "Bill has walked into that valley. Bill is playing that piano." Why do I get the impression that this line is from an Infocom text adventure game I haven't played yet.
Which of two drives to choose for a 4K Premiere Pro edit?
by Marla Mitchnick 3 months ago
Dear Colleagues - I have been editing forever, but have been in a Pro Res 422 Final Cut (7 and X) multicam world for the last ten years. I am jumping into my first 4K Premiere editing gig, cutting a f
Re: Which of two drives to choose for a 4K Premiere Pro edit?
by Scott Thomas 3 months ago
RAID 0 should be a non-starter. Don't even look at that figure. RAID 5 or 6 is your starting point.
Hard drive keeps Windows from starting
by Rick Shorrock 3 months ago
I have an external video drive (2TB) that has encountered a serious problem: It has become inrecognizable by Windows Explorer, but is recognized by Device Manager from withing Windows Control Panel. T
Re: Hard drive keeps Windows from starting
by Scott Thomas 3 months ago
I don't know anything about the backup utility you mentioned before, but if it was my drive, I might try plugging it into a Mac or Linux box. If you don't have one, a friend might have one or the othe
Can not see my esata hard drive tower
by Nick Stan 3 months ago
I have a 4bay hard drive tower that I used with my 2009 Mac Pro desktop. When I tried to connect it using an esata to usb 3.0 adapter to my MSI Aegis 3 desktop I do not see the tower. Is there a way I
Re: Can not see my esata hard drive tower
by Scott Thomas 3 months ago
I'll have you know, I have two last names.
What would really make you excited ...
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
... about the next version of FCP X Whether you're a diehard FCP X aficionado or someone who's still sitting on the fence, what would be the feature, or set of features, that would really set your wor
Re: What would really make you excited ...
by Scott Thomas 3 months ago
Mark Suszko "That night you'll get a minute thirty composed of b-roll with voice-over and one, fifteen-second quote pulled from that three minutes of interview. " The producer will rewrite the story
Import Mini DV - Best Method To Get Best Quality
by KB Burnfield 5 months ago
I'm going back to some tapes I shot with my Canon XL1s a number of years ago and capturing them back to my current Mac using it and a small prosumer level MiniDV camera. There's a lot of stuff that I'
Re: Import Mini DV - Best Method To Get Best Quality
by Scott Thomas 5 months ago
You might be looking at the DV footage through whatever deinterlacing is in Quicktime player If you play the footage back out to a SD broadcast monitor, it would probably look like your memory of it.
Audio Ghost After Deleted Clip
by Greg Ondera 2 years ago
I am editing a talk I originally edited in FCP 7 and transferred it to FCP X using 7 to X for Final Cut Pro. I had to cut off the end of a shot statement which would have gone into the clapping audien
Re: Audio Ghost After Deleted Clip
by Scott Thomas 5 months ago
I ran into a similar issue to this with 10.3.3. I was leaving imported files in place instead of copying them into the project. The video files would automagically refresh when I updated them in exter
FCP X at the NAB Supermeet - Thomas Grove Carter live edit demo.
by Bill Davis 5 months ago
https: youtu.be iaeux3cGtQo Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: FCP X at the NAB Supermeet - Thomas Grove Carter live edit demo.
by Scott Witthaus 5 months ago
andy patterson "Why is it impressive if FCPX does it but Premiere Pro needs a total rewrite of the code when it does the exact same thing " Because you are on an FCPX forum Just a wild guess. ;-) Sco
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Scott Thomas liked this 5 months ago
OT Resolve 14
by Steve Connor 6 months ago
BMD press conference will be on shortly but a number of pictures have been appearing on forums showing that it now has a "Fairlight" tab!
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Re: OT Resolve 14
by Andrew Kimery 6 months ago
Scott Witthaus "What I am saying is that I am an editor, who (if need be, for non-bcast material) can color a little and mix a little. For me, having to make the investment to REALLY do color and sou
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Scott Thomas liked this 6 months ago
The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
https: www.macrumors.com 2017 04 06 imac-xeon-e3-64gb-ram-amd-late-october New iMac Late October. Xeon E3 processor. And Apple's entry back into monitors may be 8K. A bigger (taller) Mac Mini.
Re: The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting - CASE IN POINT
by Richard Herd 6 months ago
Scott Witthaus "an issue with focus, consistency and quality control" This cannot be overstated loudly enough. Just examining the text tools in AE, PP, AI, and PS ... hello Can Adobe institutionalize
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Scott Thomas liked this 6 months ago
Betamax
by Rich Rubasch 7 months ago
Anyone in the Madison WI area or Milwaukee Chicago area have a working Betamax machine laying around Have a few old tapes to transfer! Would love to do it here rather than send them out. Rich Rubasch
Re: Betamax
by Scott Thomas 7 months ago
I'm all the way in Southwest Florida, but I have a couple of Betamax machines that still work... the last time I tried them anyway. You might want to check the Old VTRs List at https: groups.io g OldV
Symply Gone?
by Scott Thomas 8 months ago
Received a terse note from Promise that Symply was no longer selling their products. On the Symply site, it states that Promise is now handling sales and service of all Symply products, ending with "P
Re: Symply Gone?
by Scott Thomas 7 months ago
So, now the Symply website says that they will be at NAB 2017. No booth number given.
4Gb fiber cards on OS X 10.10?
by Drew Lahat 2 years ago
Hi everyone, Is there any 4Gb fibre-channel HBA that has working drivers and is known to work reliably under 10.10 (Not to mention one that is expected to work in 10.11). Support and driver developmen
Re: 4Gb fiber cards on OS X 10.10?
by Scott Thomas 9 months ago
Bob, Thank you for the response. Sorry I'm so late in finding it. The QNAP system since its installation has had other mount points added by IT and is being used for other purposes in the building. So
Hidden composition layers on template
by Juan Merlos 1 year ago
Hi there, this might be easy i guess, but i can't find how to show the full composition layers in a template that i'm trying to edit. The only thing showing is the Controls layer, what can i do to mak
Re: Hidden composition layers on template
by Scott Thomas 1 year ago
"Shy" turned on http: scottgfx.com
Soft Raid vs Hard raid. CPU utilization.
by Russ D'Arensbourg 1 year ago
I'm looking into purchasing a new DAS raid solution again. I'm an indie producer director that mostly works by myself. So fibrechannel, SAS and other such multituser solutions are more than I need. In
Re: Soft Raid vs Hard raid. CPU utilization.
by Scott Thomas 1 year ago
There was someone who did CGI (Lightwave I think) work who also wrote for the trades. His solution was to buy equipment for a production and quickly turn around and sell it after completion of the pro
QNAP and 10Gig-E
by Scott Thomas 4 years ago
So, we recently bought two new MacPro systems for our art department, and instead of the Areca based RAIDs we requested, the IT department bought a QNAP NAS box. I'm not sure of the exact model, but t
Re: QNAP and 10Gig-E
by Scott Thomas 4 years ago
I was working with the QNAP on the two separate MacPros we have connected to it. Interesting behavior: Both computers see the folders created on each others screens, but cannot see the sizes of the di
My Chat with Al Gore
by John Davidson 6 years ago
I'm at Promax in NYC and got to meet and greet with keynote speaker Al Gore just a few minutes ago. Working up all my courage, I decided to sandbag him with complaints about Final Cut Pro X. Here's ho
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Re: My Chat with Al Gore
by Chris Conlee 6 years ago
Politics and religion... I guess I better not say what I would have called him... Chris
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You can't stop the signal...
by Jamie Franklin 6 years ago
It's back, and on youtube... http: www.youtube.com watch v=VXepNCs_iZo
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Re: You can't stop the signal...
by James Houk 6 years ago
While we're at it, let's get some hits on this one:
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Scott Thomas liked this 6 years ago
Reposting Andrew Stone's remarks
by Aindreas Gallagher 6 years ago
They're down in the apple employee discusses thread - they pretty much ring like a bell, and well, they make for some rather grim reading. ------------------------------------------------------------
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Re: Reposting Andrew Stone's remarks
by Jean-Fran├žois Robichaud 6 years ago
I have fond memories of PPRO (I even had good times with the dreadfully unstable Premiere 6.5). Switched to FCP exclusively a few years ago not by preference but because I could no longer afford to be
I could see FCP X being useful for something professional...
by Jason Wood 6 years ago
When FCP X becomes available for the iPad I could definitely see myself using it in the field to rough out cuts, make string outs, etc. As long as I can get an XML out of it once I get back to the sho
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Re: I could see FCP X being useful for something professional...
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 6 years ago
Chris Kenny "... which Apple has independently told several media outlets are being added back in" Why is Apple hiding behind David Pogue's skirt That's one of the many things I don't understand abou
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Scott Thomas liked this 6 years ago
Apple Employee's Remark
by Nelson Torres 6 years ago
If you think that Apple doesn't care about our opinions listen to what a friend of mine who works at Apple wrote me... oh - it was not a fun week at work. Sorry I can't include more but I think that p
Re: Apple Employee's Remark
by Godfrey Pye 6 years ago
I would be pleased if Steve and co are extremely unhappy with the arrogance the company has displayed through this whole P.R debacle. Because arrogance is what they've shown to us. I recall years ago,
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Scott Thomas liked this 6 years ago
Avid - "Fool me once..."
by David Roche 6 years ago
Dear Avid, It appears that Apple has decided to abandon professional users of Final Cut Pro. Good for you. You have been given a reprieve. Don t screw it up. I hope you have a long memory, because you
Re: Avid - "Fool me once..."
by Scott Thomas 6 years ago
Steve Pankow "The mention of A62 makes me think of Charlex and The Cars "You Might Think" music video." I believe "You Might Think" predates the A62. What I remember hearing was that they had a huge
Fear, Loathing and Final Cut Pro X.
by Bill Davis 6 years ago
New software has joined our old software. New ways of thinking about important tasks have also joined our old ways of thinking. And from the tenor here while I was away shooting in San Deigo. Today FE
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Re: Fear, Loathing and Final Cut Pro X.
by Jamie Franklin 6 years ago
Bill Davis "I m not afraid." Then you have something in common with the majority of people who have not embraced X. It's not about fear. It's about reality. It's about practicality. It's about a tool
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"Telling a Story" ...
by Lynette Gilbert 6 years ago
I want to make it clear that I'm not freaking out over FCX. I am concerned, but am willing to wait and see what happens. I think that Apple has made a huge mistake, but maybe - MAYBE - they'll listen
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Scott Thomas liked this 6 years ago
Re: "Telling a Story" ...
by Greg Burke 6 years ago
Send me your info. Are you in the Los angeles area I wear many hats. www.gregburkepost.com
I just don't get it
by John Davidson 6 years ago
I'm not completely sure what the problem people have with the FCPX demo are. Are there questions about details that we would like to know Of course! Are they so massive that I have to have nervous bre
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Brian Walker liked this 6 years ago
Re: I just don't get it
by Derek Andonian 6 years ago
Mac n' Cheese seems like a good analogy for this. FCP X runs on a Mac, and some of the automatic stuff they demoed seems very cheesy. ;)
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Scott Thomas liked this 6 years ago
Way to fib the length of a final movie?
by Chris Hein 6 years ago
I know this is a weird and cheating question, but is there any way to fib the time of a final FCP movie export, like a plug-in for FCP or QT... For example, if I have a movie that's 43sec but I need i
Re: Way to fib the length of a final movie?
by Rafael Amador 6 years ago
You are looking for a "Five dimensions video clip". I think you will need to deal with the "Theory of Relativity" to blend 43 seconds in 30 without distorting the reality. May be Einstein could write
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Why Do AI need to Be Saved As Version 8 to Import into C4D
by Gregory MacBeth 7 years ago
Hi, I am new to C4D and found a tutorial that showed how vector objects can be imported into C4D but required they be saved as version 8 ai files. After seeing this of course I had to validate it and
Re: Why Do AI need to Be Saved As Version 8 to Import into C4D
by Scott Thomas 7 years ago
Re: Adobe Illustrator Prior to version 9, Illustrator was natively working with Postscript. At version 9 they moved to PDF. It's probably just easier that way. Postscript has only been around 25 years
black magic
by rui carvalho 8 years ago
I bought a black magic card deck link extreme HD III but not notice the difference .. I installed the card driver but when I'm editing in final cut see no difference .. I have to install anything else
Re: black magic
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Probably not since the Pinnacle CineWave I'm guessing The reality is that CPU power advances faster than the custom silicon that is developed for video processing. After one generation, you end up wit
OT: Used D5 Tapes
by Kevin Monahan 8 years ago
My buddy has a mountain of one pass D5 tapes. Is there a market for these or should he send these to the recycler Kevin Monahan 60 Blu-ray Templates for Final Cut Studio 2009 www.fcpworld.com Author -
Re: OT: Used D5 Tapes
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
A long, long time ago I bought some used DigiBeta stock from these guys: http: www.carpelvideo.com They do tape recycling. Not sure what tapes are worth these days, but some extra cash might be nice.
P2 1080 30i down-convert is UGLY
by John-Michael Trojan 8 years ago
HI - I just recieved some p2 footage from a director who shot both 720p and 1080 30i. My delivery is a standard NTSC d-beta and I'm trying to down-covert the two by setting up a standard NTSC timeline
Re: P2 1080 30i down-convert is UGLY
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
"Whoever thought to call it 1080i59.94 has a screw loose." I'm not saying he's right, but you are saying that one of the founders of Pixar "has a screw loose" :) http: www.alvyray.com DigitalTV Naming
HP SAN with Mac OS X
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Our company has just installed an HP MSA 2012FC. We have the link connected to a couple of Mac Pro systems running Leopard. The SAN serves up a 8TB partition to the Mac that we then format as HFS+. Up
Re: HP SAN with Mac OS X
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Thanks for the insight. The SAN is still not functional, and I've really washed my hands of it. I've given IT all of the information I've uncovered on their behalf and I'm not interested is working on
Xserve RAID Slowing Down
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
Our promotion department has an XServe RAID that was working well with a 2007 MacPro 8-core system. This year they purchased a new Early 2009 MacPro and moved the Xserve to it. I'm now trying to figur
Re: Xserve RAID Slowing Down
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
I've thought about that. It's only about half full. I wasn't expecting that to cause a problem until around 80 or 90%. Do you think the 50% range could be a problem
Ugly Color Bars...
by Eric Johnson 8 years ago
Gentlemen: Are there any settings you can change in the camera that will effect the color bars that the camera lays to tape Also, does the camera properly represent -I and +Q signals in the color bars
Re: Ugly Color Bars...
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
I and Q are signals specific to NTSC and would only be correctly represented in that specific domain. So not only do you really not need it in the digital world, you can't really create a pure I and Q
Looking for a good sounding Lavalier Mic
by Howard Ferguson 8 years ago
Hi, I realize this is a little off topic, but we're looking for a good sounding Lavalier for some studio Talking heads projects. I know nothing of them. Any recommendations and testimonials would be v
Re: Looking for a good sounding Lavalier Mic
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
I second that recommendation for the Countryman's.
FCS3 - a handy guide. Maybe. Possibly.
by Ben Holmes 8 years ago
I know - it's a rumour (and probably reported here before - I've been away working, and not really looked at the Cow recently), but hey, there have to be plenty of people playing with this now, so it'
Re: Another week another useless rumor
by Scott Thomas 8 years ago
This latest rumor sounds like it was written using a template of the FCS-2 release. Whoever wrote it could have at least made it interesting. But then again, perhaps that was the intended effect. Make
hooking up two monitors to a new MacPro
by Lang Elliott 9 years ago
Can someone tell me what the final conclusion was concerning the easiest way to hook up two monitors to a new MacPro that has a dual-link DVI and a Mini DisplayPort connector Reading earlier threads l
Re: hooking up two monitors to a new MacPro
by Scott Thomas 9 years ago
Unless I'm not understanding your question; To hook up a second monitor, all you need is the following. http: www.monoprice.com products product.asp c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5106&seq=1&
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