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  • Avid dual reference monitor

     Bruce Dixon updated 1 month ago 5 Members · 9 Posts
  • Maciej Chmielewski

    September 23, 2021 at 1:22 pm


    Currently avid is feeding my one reference monitor via BM Ultrastudio Monitor (HDMI). But I would like to also have it connected to my LG Oled as a second client monitor. My plan is to use SDI out from my ultrastudio and play it via Micro Converter SDI to HDMI (I only need HD res) to my TV. Is Avid capable of feeding two reference monitors? Or there’s maybe something wrong with this setup I’m about to use?


  • David Budnetz

    September 23, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    You can’t have two different hardware IO devices attached and active in composer, but you can use multiple outputs from the same hardwareIO device, including hardware down/crossconvert where applicable.

  • Maciej Chmielewski

    September 23, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    That’s why i want avid to feed the signal only to Mini Monitor and then use it’s second output (SDI) and convert the signal back to HDMI (via Micro Converter). Or maybe Micro Converter will be seen as second hardware IO?

  • Pat Horridge

    September 23, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Why not just get an HDMI distribution splitter?

    Take the one HDMI and split it to two.

  • Maciej Chmielewski

    September 23, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Didn’t think about that 🙂 so there will be no signal loss using splitter?

  • Oliver Peters

    September 24, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Why not simply replace the UltraStudio Monitor with the UltraStudio HD Mini? This will give you simultaneous SDI and HDMI outputs. Seems like that would be a lot less hassle.

  • Maciej Chmielewski

    September 24, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    For now I need two hdmi outputs and as far as I know the Ultrastudio HD mini only have one.

  • Oliver Peters

    September 24, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    I see. Yes, two HDMIs are not that common in a single devise.

  • Bruce Dixon

    September 24, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Maciej, I think your plan will work. Avid is just sending one feed to the Ultrastudio. The Ultrastudio is giving you 2 different outputs. As long as both reference monitors can accept the same signal (frame rate, raster size, etc.) you should be fine. An HDMI splitter should also work fine although you might see a brief signal drop out on one monitor when you turn the other one on or off.

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