Audio playback from Desktop with Mini Monitor

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Rignold Haywood

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Audio playback from Desktop with Mini Monitor

PostTue Aug 16, 2016 9:57 am

Hi

I'm using Resolve on an iMac with a BM Mini Monitor feeding my color reference monitor. Problem is the monitor (Eizo) has no audio functionality. How can I monitor my audio with this configuration? I've tried setting the system settings to use the computer's audio out but once you're in Resolve that setting appears to be ignored. There used to be a setting for this in Resolve, has it been removed?
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Paul Willis

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Re: Audio playback from Desktop with Mini Monitor

PostTue Aug 16, 2016 10:46 am

'Use System Audio Output' in preferences should do it. You get at this from the main preferences in the menu bar, not the project settings (the cog icon).

The only other option would be to get a HDMI audio splitter to extract audio from the mini monitor's HDMI feed, but you shouldn't need to do that.
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Rignold Haywood

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Re: Audio playback from Desktop with Mini Monitor

PostTue Aug 16, 2016 10:54 am

Thanks Paul, I actually figured it out almost immediately after posting. It works fine. Duh!
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Re: Audio playback from Desktop with Mini Monitor

PostTue Aug 16, 2016 3:47 pm

Watch out for sync!
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Re: Audio playback from Desktop with Mini Monitor

PostTue Aug 16, 2016 4:38 pm

Yes indeed, sync is another consideration when you're using a different soundcard to the video output device. I already had a HDMI splitter so used that on one of my mini monitor systems to avoid worrying about sync.
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