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Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostWed Dec 04, 2019 8:56 am

Ola.
I bought a BENQ 34' GUI monitor because was hoping I could use the Picture by Picture (PbP) to get a 'Dual screen' option from Resolve on one Ultra-wide monitor.
However the PbP on BENQ is a joke, so I will replace it with an other monitor.

Dell an LG seem to have the PbP function worked out correctly.
I was wondering if someone is using a dell 34" or 38" as dual screen setup for resolve. And if it works properly?
And if so, share a screenshot of what it looks like?
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Re: Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostWed Dec 04, 2019 10:12 am

I think it's a lot easier just to use two conventional monitors rather than one giant ultrawide monitor.
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Re: Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostWed Dec 04, 2019 10:14 am

Marc Wielage wrote:I think it's a lot easier just to use two conventional monitors rather than one giant ultrawide monitor.


Sure, but I don't have room for 2 GUI and a reference monitor on my desk.
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Re: Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostWed Dec 04, 2019 5:38 pm

Diede van Vree wrote:to get a 'Dual screen' option from Resolve on one Ultra-wide monitor.


Why?

The purpose of using two monitors is more screen real estate. Seems like the Ultrawide serves that same purpose as is.
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Re: Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostWed Dec 04, 2019 6:10 pm

Jim Simon wrote:
Diede van Vree wrote:to get a 'Dual screen' option from Resolve on one Ultra-wide monitor.


Why?

The purpose of using two monitors is more screen real estate. Seems like the Ultrawide serves that same purpose as is.


It does gives you more real estate. However Resolve won't let you use it in the same efficient way as with 2 monitors. The interface is different. (see the image I attached to see what i don't want) If there was an option to display everything on one monitor the way it is shown in the "dual display" way (with or without PbP) I'm a happy editor.

That is why.
still hope someone with a dell or LG ultra wide monitor comes along this post.
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PostThu Dec 05, 2019 1:24 am

I believe there is software that can “trick” your OS into thinking your single monitor is 2 separate monitors.
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Re: Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostThu Dec 05, 2019 1:25 am

Diede van Vree wrote:Sure, but I don't have room for 2 GUI and a reference monitor on my desk.

We have our desk arranged as follows:

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The reference monitor goes above the desk and back towards the wall. Some people mount it to the wall, but we have it on a separate (higher) platform. Many TV color-correction rooms in LA are done like this, with the clients looking over the colorist's head.

Jim Simon wrote:The purpose of using two monitors is more screen real estate. Seems like the Ultrawide serves that same purpose as is.

It's hard to beat two physical screens for GUI. We're using the Ergotron monitor arms, which are expensive (almost as much as the monitors themselves), but it gives you infinite flexibility in arranging the displays.
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PostThu Dec 05, 2019 7:08 am

Gary Hango wrote:I believe there is software that can “trick” your OS into thinking your single monitor is 2 separate monitors.
If that is true it would be the a absolute best solution. I have tried and contacted DisplayFusion. But they say it is not possible with their software. So if you have any other lead to the name of this software you talking about that would be awesome.

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Re: Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostThu Dec 05, 2019 7:22 am

Marc Wielage wrote:
Diede van Vree wrote:Sure, but I don't have room for 2 GUI and a reference monitor on my desk.

We have our desk arranged as follows:

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The reference monitor goes above the desk and back towards the wall. Some people mount it to the wall, but we have it on a separate (higher) platform. Many TV color-correction rooms in LA are done like this, with the clients looking over the colorist's head.

Jim Simon wrote:The purpose of using two monitors is more screen real estate. Seems like the Ultrawide serves that same purpose as is.

It's hard to beat two physical screens for GUI. We're using the Ergotron monitor arms, which are expensive (almost as much as the monitors themselves), but it gives you infinite flexibility in arranging the displays.
That is a pretty sweet (grading) set-up and I understand you like so show it every change you get ;-)
However that would not be a (editor) set-up that fits me or the way I like to work with clients.
Point being, I'm not here to discuss my setup.

I'm here to get the most real estate out of an ultrawide monitor.

We could discuss the limiting factor here, and why I'm asking the forums in the first place. The o so limited amount of interface arrangements of resolve on the edit page. Can't think of an other NLE that has the same rigid interface.
(Not really sure if you need other arrangements on the color page, that's not why I'm in Resolve).
But maybe save that for an other thread/time.

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Re: Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostThu Dec 05, 2019 9:02 am

No idea if this will do what you want, maybe contact them and see?

https://www.digitaltigers.com/ultraview ... anager.asp
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Re: Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostThu Dec 05, 2019 11:57 am

Hi,
not sure about the smaller ones but if I'm understanding this thread, you want something like this, The Dell U4919DW from a gtx1080ti works like 2 seperate monitors. No 3rd party software used.
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Re: Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostThu Dec 05, 2019 11:59 am

You understood correctly. This is exactly what I was looking for!
Is this your setup?
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Re: Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostThu Dec 05, 2019 12:28 pm

Yes, I use seperate inputs for both sides of the monitor, its my understanding that if the ultrawide only has one input you cant do it. If you need more details I'll check them up tomorrow

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Re: Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostFri Feb 12, 2021 3:05 pm

Diede van Vree wrote:You understood correctly. This is exactly what I was looking for!
Is this your setup?


Hi, Diede,
Brand new DRS user here, and will be getting a 49" curved monitor very soon. Did you get this to work (showing dual monitor setup for DRS on one large monitor)?

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Re: Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostFri Feb 12, 2021 5:39 pm

Well you can see in the picture it does.
So go ahead and buy it.
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Re: Editing - GUI on Ultrawide an option?

PostTue Oct 26, 2021 9:53 am

Jumping in here...
I'm very keen on getting an ultrawide and wondering how the UltraWide is working out for you all. Any input on the questions below would be EXTREMELY helpful:

1. Would you recommend 21:9 or 32:9?
2. If 21:9, what size screen? 38", 43"?
3. Do you have enough vertical real estate? (I typically work with 8 audio channels and 5 video channels)
4. Any recommended monitors? I'm looking at:

- Dell UltraSharp U4919DW 49 inch Dual QHD Curved Monitor
- LG 49WL95C-WE 49" 32:9 UltraWide 
- Philips 499P9H curved monitor
- 49" Odyssey Neo G9 Gaming DQHD Quantum Mini-LED Monitor
- ASUS Designo Curve MX38VC 37.5" Monitor
- Dell U4021QW UltraSharp 40-inch Curved WUHD Monitor

Thanks!

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