Clean 4K output for Macbook M2 Max

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Clean 4K output for Macbook M2 Max

PostWed Mar 15, 2023 5:50 am

I want to buy an affordable output device for my Macbook M2 Max, equivalent in price and capability to the internal Decklink Mini 4K, which product would you recommend…? I have been looking at the Ultrastudio 3D, but that is not a 4K device, right…? The one above that (Ultrastudio 4K mini) is ten times more expensive, is there really nothing closer to the Decklink 4K price tag if I want 4K output…?

95% of my grading is 6K BRAW from the Pocket 6K pro and 5.1K prores from Mavic 3C on a 4K timeline…

Best regards, Michael Nilsson
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Re: Clean 4K output for Macbook M2 Max

PostThu Mar 23, 2023 11:14 pm

michael_72 wrote:I want to buy an affordable output device for my Macbook M2 Max, equivalent in price and capability to the internal Decklink Mini 4K, which product would you recommend…? I have been looking at the Ultrastudio 3D, but that is not a 4K device, right…? The one above that (Ultrastudio 4K mini) is ten times more expensive, is there really nothing closer to the Decklink 4K price tag if I want 4K output…?

95% of my grading is 6K BRAW from the Pocket 6K pro and 5.1K prores from Mavic 3C on a 4K timeline…

Best regards, Michael Nilsson

I've been asking about this the last year and a half.
I'm hopin t hey'll announce something at NAB.
Otherwise, you have to get a decklink 4k, and put it into an external case. Total cost is about $500
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Re: Clean 4K output for Macbook M2 Max

PostFri Mar 24, 2023 1:28 am

Or use a cheap Mini Monitor 3G and check your colors in HD.
DaVinci Resolve is very capable even for free, but you need the right hardware!

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Re: Clean 4K output for Macbook M2 Max

PostFri Mar 24, 2023 1:38 am

Uli Plank wrote:Or use a cheap Mini Monitor 3G and check your colors in HD.

I don't want a mini monitor 3G.
I want a 4k mini monitor.
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Re: Clean 4K output for Macbook M2 Max

PostFri Mar 24, 2023 2:00 am

Well, then use Mark's advice. While the new Macs don't support eGPUs, there are several reports that you can use other cards in an external box. So, go find a used eGPU case and put any 4K card into it.

Or wait what NAB will bring.
DaVinci Resolve is very capable even for free, but you need the right hardware!

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Re: Clean 4K output for Macbook M2 Max

PostFri Mar 24, 2023 2:14 am

Uli Plank wrote:Well, then use Mark's advice. While the new Macs don't support eGPUs, there are several reports that you can use other cards in an external box. So, go find a used eGPU case and put any 4K card into it.

Or wait what NAB will bring.


Actually the sonnet Echo Express SE1 works as well.
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Re: Clean 4K output for Macbook M2 Max

PostSun Mar 26, 2023 12:03 pm

Uli Plank wrote:Or use a cheap Mini Monitor 3G and check your colors in HD.


OK, so Mini Monitor 3G is only a question of it being HD in monitoring, not when exporting, then it might work for my needs, but I hope NAB brings us a device so that we can monitor in 4K with a better pricetag...

Henchman: Thanks for the tip, I will take it under consideration but I view it as the last option...
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Re: Clean 4K output for Macbook M2 Max

PostSun Mar 26, 2023 12:05 pm

Yes, we monitor all the time in HD and export in UHD.
DaVinci Resolve is very capable even for free, but you need the right hardware!

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Re: Clean 4K output for Macbook M2 Max

PostMon Mar 27, 2023 3:12 pm

I concur that a proper USB 3.1 or Thunderbolt 4K solution with a price in the general ballpark as the PCI solution is sorely needed from Blackmagic.

This has been one of the factors that are still keeping me from jumping into a MacStudio solution.
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