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  • 4K Monitor for Avid Mediacomposer

    Posted by Dan Crouch on December 10, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Hi guys,
    I have just bought a Samsung UHD TV MU6740 CLASS.
    I want to use it as a third monitor from my Mac Pro using Media Composer 8.3.1

    When the sequence plays back, it looks a bit ‘steppy’ like it can’t catch up.
    Every time there is a movement, such as a car driving past, it steps a bit, the picture kind of splits a bit like.

    Also I have noticed the movement of the mouse does the same thing.
    Even at desktop level the cursor doesn’t move in a smooth glide, it steps.

    I am using OS X Yosemite on a mac 10.10.5
    Connecting to the TV via the HDMI output from the mac to the TV.
    Media composer 8.3.1

    Any advise would be great as I may need to take it back if it’s incompatible.
    Many thanks in advance.
    Dan.

    Eric Santiago
    replied 5 years, 9 months ago
    2 Members · 3 Replies
  • 3 Replies
  • Eric Santiago

    December 10, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    You need an IO device e.g. BlackMagic UltraStudio 4K etc…

  • Dan Crouch

    December 17, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Thanks for your post Eric.
    I had a very confusing chat with the tech guys at Curry’s about the HDMI ports on modern tv’s. He said that on HDMI ports on modern tv’s there is a block that stops computer signals. It’s to stop illegal streaming.

    I’m just wondering wether an io box would solve this or wether it’s just for latency issues.

    Dan.

  • Eric Santiago

    December 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    [dan crouch] “He said that on HDMI ports on modern tv’s there is a block that stops computer signals. It’s to stop illegal streaming. “

    Im not sure why they would mention that unless you were planning to “try” and hook-up a digital cable receiver into your Avid to record television feed.
    If you’re only using your HDMI Display as a viewer from your computer (Avid or whatever), you dont need to worry about that.

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