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  • Client Monitor with Laptop Setup?

  • Alan Nordoc

    June 2, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Doing a feature with latest AVID MC on my MacBook Pro (2016). Director about to come in for a few weeks but I have no client monitor. Is there a way to use an available USB C port to output full screen video only to an external monitor? Or does this require some sort of break out box?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  • Job ter Burg

    June 2, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    USB-C to HDMI adapter into a monitor, then use FullScreen Display Mode. But I always find that a bit clumsy. If you get a Blackmagic UltraStudio Monitor 3G Thunderbolt 3, you can plug that into pretty much any TV. Or an AJA T-Tap Pro – more expensive, though. Or an older T-tap or BMD Mini Monitor, but then you’ll also need an Apple TB3->TB2 adapter in order to connect them. Also note that if you use such a breakout box, MC will use it for picture AND sound, you can’t send picture to the BOB while sending sound to the internal audio card. Something to keep in mind.

  • Alan Nordoc

    June 2, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks! This is very helpful. How would I then break out the audio it carries back to my mixer?

  • Job ter Burg

    June 3, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Some of these boxes come with analog outputs. Others will only have embedded audio via HDSDI or HDMI. For those you can get a separate disembedder. I would recommend an HDSDI one, as the HDMI ones tend to be less sturdy. Something like the Mini Converter SDI to Audio 4K or the ‘regular’ (non-4K) Mini Converter SDI to Audio 4K. 295/195 USD resp.

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