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Multiple Monitor Outs

1. This install i'm on has a hdmi feed to a monitor in the foyer.  i've discovered how we can send the live output to this monitor using the multi-viewer set to 1 slot - full screen, live feed, do not draw labels.  i have a couple questions about this...  will wirecast send the live audio through the hdmi to that monitor?

the other question is a bit more complicated, at least in my mind.

2. My graphics card has three outputs.  1 is on the computer, 2 is feeding the monitor in the foyer mentioned above, and three is not being used yet.

can i connect another monitor to output 3 on my graphics card, and set it up to be a better camera view for my three cameras?

so, the live feed to the foyer monitor from output 2, and my three camera shots to the second display monitor on output 3?

i hope this makes sense.  Thanks

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  • Jimmy Fleming said:
    have a couple questions about this...  will wirecast send the live audio through the hdmi to that monitor?

     If the computer supports it and is set to it, Wirecast should support it. On some systems it's possible sound can only be monitored one way (headphones/speakers, HDMI) so results may be system dependent.

     

    Jimmy Fleming said:
    can i connect another monitor to output 3 on my graphics card, and set it up to be a better camera view for my three cameras?

    In a multi monitor setup, Wirecast can only send to one monitor if each source is perceived as a monitor. It might depend on how your system handles the GPU and the driver though. You'd have to test. In some cases the best way to send the same signal to different monitors is to use a splitter or signal distribution device. Multi viewer only allows you to select one monitor in a multi monitor setup. Again you'd have to check your specific system and see what Wirecast Multi-viewer sees.

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  • Jimmy Fleming Regarding your 2nd point: if you plug in 3 monitors, you should be able to configure more than one monitor to be a multi-viewer output. Wirecast open on monitor 1, multi-viewer out to foyer on monitor 2 (full screen, do not draw labels), and camera viewer on monitor 3 (4 slots - 2x2, superimpose labels over each shot).

    This is configured in Output>Multi-viewer Output>Configure displays... This brings up a separate window. If your monitors are plugged in ahead of time, then choose the monitor you want from the "Monitor:" dropdown and configure it, then choose another monitor and configure that one. Then you can enable them one-by-one by going back to Output>Multi-viewer Output and selecting the monitor or you can choose to enable all displays (Ctrl+Alt+M).

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  • Sean iiams Thanks for pointing that out.

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  • You might think of using NDI for remote monitors as well. That saves a lot of long run HDMI trouble and uses just the network that's available. You would need a "player" (small NUC for example) to connect to the TV.

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  • Not work for me. Everything was fine until last night! 

    As of today, I cannot go to any external displays. Please help.

    Macbook Pro 15 - 1017.

    When I try to identify my monitors it shows only one with the numbers for two

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  • Bobby Ivanoff said:
    Everything was fine until last night! 

     Which means something changed last night. Obviously, Wirecast hasn't changed and I can see the BenQ monitor shows as an option.

    Perhaps something changed in System Preferences > Displays. Perhaps they are mirrored. 

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  • CraigS I found the problem: With the active application from the dock you have a choice of which display to use. I went through all the displays and everything is fine. Thank you very much to everybody!

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  • Bobby Ivanoff Great to hear.

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