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Old 07-05-2007, 12:16 PM
dvillage dvillage is offline
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Default multiple video monitor question

I'm in the process of adding a few more video monitors to my system and I was wondering what most people are using as far as splitiing the signal from one source to 3 or 4 destinations. Are they using something like a ADVC 500 or are they just simply splitting the videos signal? Also how does delay come into effect? If I'm using say a Panasonic LCD 42 in the main room and a smaller 19" of unknown make and model in the recording room and something similar for the producers station, is there a different delay on each monitor? Also any suggestions for the recording room monitor that doesn't spit out a 15-20k hi pitch frequency? Something cost effective would be great.

Thanks for any help.


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Old 07-05-2007, 01:29 PM
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Default Re: multiple video monitor question

You can simply split the video with t-connectors, but you will be degrading the signal each time. For basic quicktime low res it really won't hurt... If you are more concerned about video quality you should get a video splitter box with 1 in and 4 to 8 out or so. There are many available on the new and used market for very little money. If you are using multiple monitor types, makes and models on the split, expect varying degrees of video delay. The best thing to do is to match monitors or determine the varying milliseconds of delay and find a happy medium, taking into account the "critical" monitors needing to be exactly in sync. Richard Fairbanks' SYNC CHECK is a great tool for this.

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Old 07-05-2007, 02:25 PM
dvillage dvillage is offline
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Default Re: multiple video monitor question

Thanks Georgia for the info. I guess there's no way to individualy set delay times for each monitor coming out of Pro Tools? Do you think if I got all the same make and model the delay would be the same or does this not matter? In other words every monitor is different no matter what.

Anyway thanks again for the info.

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