external monitoring Resolve with Mac Pro 2013 modle

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external monitoring Resolve with Mac Pro 2013 modle

PostMon Mar 20, 2017 3:32 pm

Hey Guys and Gals, I have a question.....I recently bought a new mac pro 2013 model.....and I am running OS X Sierra, Resolve 12.5.5 I also have an LG 4K monitor hooked up, HDMI, to my mac pro and for the life of me I can't seem to get DaVinci to recognize the monitor in the capture/playback settings....is there a piece of hardware I need in order to get the monitor to show up in the playback settings?

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PostMon Mar 20, 2017 4:01 pm

thunderbolt mini monitor.
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PostMon Mar 20, 2017 4:02 pm

btw, welcome.

can also change your user name to your real name? there is a pin thread about it.
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PostMon Mar 20, 2017 4:13 pm

You'll have to get a thunderbolt ultrastudio if you want 4k. But the mini monitor will get you started in hd for only $140
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PostMon Mar 20, 2017 5:42 pm

Plugged directly into the computer, the LG is being used as a secondary display, which isn't what we want.

Think of it his way: we want to monitor the video signal that is our product. We monitor it different ways, such as by displaying it on a calibrated reference monitor and scopes.

To do that, we need turn our computers into miniature TV stations that "broadcast" our signal, and then we need to "receive" that signal with our reference monitor and scopes.

Plugging the reference monitor directly into the computer doesn't monitor our video signal. It it just treated like a secondary display. Even if Resolve could put a grading image on it (like Scratch or Premiere), that isn't your video signal, it's the computer signal with the computer's color management.

To turn your computer into a mini TV station, you need a capture/playback device. BMD has range of them, depending on what kind of signal you need to "broadcast". For basic stuff, the UltraStudio or DecLink Mini Monitor is inexpensive (relatively) and easy to set up. If you are going to be monitoring scopes externally using a solution like ScopeBox running on a Mac mini, you'll also need the UltraStudio Mini Recorder to "receive" the signal "broadcast" by the Mini Monitor (or other similar device).

You will also need a method to calibrate the LG, but that's a whole separate issue for a separate discussion thread.


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