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TV as video monitor for Logic Pro 8


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Hi,

 

I recently bought alu iMac 24" 2.8GHz and Logic Studio. As I'm doing

lot's of cartoon voice overs, I have one question. I would like to

use my old 19" Sony TV with composite (chinch) input as video monitor for actors. I connected it to iMac with Mini-DVI to Video Adapter with extended desktop option. But I couldn't manage to have movie window opened on both screens (iMac and TV). When switch to mirror mode, iMac take over the resolution from Sony TV (720x576 interlaced, Pal 50Hz). Any ideas how to solve this problem?

 

Also have Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter so I can connect 17" monitor in

mirror mode (but prefer to connect the TV). Would like to see only

movie window on the TV set without Logic Arrange window and other

Logic screens.

 

Thanx for your help,

 

Branislav Micic

Sound engineer

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Yes. This is called monitor spanning as opposed to monitor mirroring, and is not available in the "consumer" machines (iMac, iBook, eMac etc).

 

However...

 

The Intel iMac has a mini-DVI monitor output and is capable of monitor spanning, and there are various firmware hacks out there that can enable spanning.

 

You need to get Googling...

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Hi Chris,

 

Thank you for your replay. My alu IMac 24" can do extended desktop (spanning) right out of the box, no need for Spanning Doctor or similar programs. Or this software do something more? Notice that SD is used by guys with older (pre Intel) iMacs and iBooks which only have mirror mode and no extended desktop.

 

Branislav Micic

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