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How to make split screen for background score, in LED TV monitors?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by vaibhav dewangan, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. vaibhav dewangan

    vaibhav dewangan Active Member

    LED TV will do fine with hdmi connection or I have to get computer LED screen for making split screen for one cpu?
     
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    You could use a LED TV if your graphics card supports HDMI in addition to whatever interface your normal screen is connected to.
     
  3. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    You don't say what DAW software you're using, but the better DAW programs will let you play video right in the audio recording software - which is very convenient for syncing and editing.
     
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Exactly. (y)
    I use Sequoia 13, which allows that. I'm guessing Nuendo as well.
     
  5. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Back when I was using ProTools LE, it would play video very easily - I can't imagine they've done away with it, but it's been years since I've used PT. The Artist and Prime editions of PreSonus StudioOne DO NOT handle video, but the Professional version of StudioOne does. I can attest to both StudioOne Pro and old LE versions of PT working well for recording, or sweetening audio within a video file - but you cannot edit the video in either. If you wanted the ability to edit the video too, I think Sony Vegas is a great cross-media video editor that also handles audio recording like a DAW.
     
  6. vaibhav dewangan

    vaibhav dewangan Active Member

    Sorry for the late response, I use abelton live 9, I got project for background score, and I need to watch video and record audio by sync. But need to play video on another screen. So I have no idea, how to make split screen and sync video, and which screen monitor is needed, will led tv work? Or I need computer screen only?
     
  7. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Absolutely. TV's are all I use for Pro Audio today. But, if I was a video guru, I don't know I would use any old LED because they are also interested in the resolution and colour integrity. But for pro audio, that should work great.
    I have hdmi video cards in my PC's. You choose the video interface for the screen. Its that simple.
     
  8. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    As Boswell pointed out in the first reply to your question, hooking up a second monitor is more of a computer issue. You haven't told us what kind of computer you are using, what operating system, or if it has a video card(s) that supports more than one display.

    It can be very simple if you're running top-notch computers and good TVs like Chris (audiokid). If you don't have a computer with native HDMI capability, connecting a TV can get complicated very quickly.


    First, YOU will have to determine if your computer has an unused connector (HDMI, DVI, VGA, S-Video, etc.) that is compatible with (or adaptable to) your TV's inputs (HDMI, DVI, VGA, S-Video, Component, Composite). However, even if you have mating connectors not all TVs can handle all computer screen resolutions and refresh-rates. You will have to check the manuals and/or menus to see if any of the available resolutions are compatible with your LED TV. Don't forget about the refresh-rate of a typical flat-screen could be anywhere from 60Hz to 600Hz. IF you clear those three hurdles (available connections / resolution / refresh-rate) , you should have everything you need to drive a display, but it may look grainy if the resolution isn't a good match. As someone who installs audio/video in churches and schools, I've found that even some TV manufactures who claim their flat-panels have dedicated PC inputs (VGA), don't support enough resolutions and refresh-rates to very useful to a real-world assortment of computers. Some video adaptors are simply to reassign which signal flows to which pinout, and others have to do an active conversion. If you have to run the video signal through any external converter to adapt - they can often cause noticeable latency (especially cheap ones).

    This is where it would be helpful to know what format and resolution your video content will be, and also whether your LED TV is 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p (4k), etc. There may be image stretching or squeezing if the aspect ratio is not correct. Computers often have an aspect ratio of 16:10, HD TVs are 16:9, old fashion CRT TVs were 4:3 (at least here in the US on NTSC broadcasting format). HERE under "Current Standards" are some of the more popular video standards. Notice how few exact matches there are between Television Standards and Computer Standards. Run as close to your computer's native resolution as you can for the best image quality.

    If your computer cannot drive two independent displays, then you will have to use the floating pop-up window in Ableton that floats over your DAW session and live with it. THE TUTORIAL If you want a bigger, more immersive picture - see above.

    If you can run a second screen, "extend the desktop" to the second screen (don't "mirror" the desktop), drag the floating window off the edge of monitor #1 to monitor #2 and click to watch it fullscreen. Ableton windows on one screen, video on the other.

    As far as Ableton Live 9 goes - skimming through the tutorial link above, it seems to be quite capable.
     
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