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  • Fri, Sep 18 2015 2:00 PM

    • ozzob
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    8.4.1 on an ultrawide monitor? Update

    Greetings,

    Is anyone successfully using 8.4.1 on an ultrawide monitor, such as the Dell Ultrasharp U3415W, at 3440 x 1440 res? Wondering if it is an alternative to a two monitor setup.

    Regards

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  • Thu, Oct 8 2015 10:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: 8.4.1 on an ultrawide monitor?

    Greetings,

    I decided to move ahead with a new ultrawide, and I thought I would share the results with some observations for those with a similar interest. As background, for years I've used a single Dell 2407WFP 1920 x 1200 and have always liked it. Recently I had the ability to attach a second monitor of the same model. I think something like this is a pretty common setup. It all worked well. Lots of real estate. Completely overwhelmed my work space. (I do this as a hobby).

    Having recently purchased a Dell U3415 Ultrawide (3440 x 1440) for use elsewhere I found that I really liked it. Not quite as many total pixels in width as the two 24s, but a few more in height. The image quality is better than the prior Dell. Gee, things improve after 9 years. So I removed the two 24s and replaced them with a single ultrawide. I had to upgrade my video card to permit the increased resolution so I got a Quadro K2200.

    Installation was simple. Media Composer looks great in it. Lots of room for bins and monitors and timelines and tools. A screen shot is shown below.

    What I've noticed is that MC seems to have a limit on the window size of the "source/record" monitor. It is displayed at maximum size in the screen shot. If I switch to single monitor mode I can further enlarge it to the same overall width as you see with the source/record dual monitor display, but with correspondingly taller height, so it can become very large. Timeline can be adjusted to become full width.

    Even with the apparent source/record display window limitations they are a comfortable size. I would prefer just a tad larger, but it is not a problem.

    All of the text is easily readable at I think 11 point fonts. I've not fiddled with changing any fonts because I can read them fine.

    Overall I am very happy with the monitor. I much prefer it to the image of the prior Dell. I think some makers are starting to bring their 2nd generation to market, so those will likely be even better. I certainly have no regrets on this one. On sale it was about $730, greatly reduced from the original list price. 

    Best Regards,

     

     

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  • Fri, Dec 30 2016 4:19 PM In reply to

    • BenQ
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    Re: 8.4.1 on an ultrawide monitor?

    Hey ozzob,
    thank you for your posts. This is interesting.

    Actually I am thinking of replacing my two monitors with a 3440x1440 or even 3840x1600.
    But I wonder if I still could add a 1920x1080. Would be awesome for mixer and audio tool.

    I have already found limitations for desktop layouts in MC because you cannot place a screen over or under another in graphics settings. MC just does not start properly and hangs up if you do. But another screen on the side?

    Would you have any chance to test this?

    Thank you and best

    Benjamin

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  • Sat, Dec 31 2016 5:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: 8.4.1 on an ultrawide monitor?

    Hello Benjamin,

    I've wondered about using an even larger ultrawide monitor. I think LG has a 38 inch with the 3840x1600 resolution. The larger size MIGHT adequately make up for the smaller window sizes created by the higher overall resolution. I'm running MC 8.7 and the Composer window (source/record display) continues to have a maximum width limitation of about half the width of the this display. It is adequate but I wouldn't want it any smaller. I know most people are dissatisfied with using MC on a 4k display. If you have an opportunity to test MC with the larger ultrawide then I encourage you to do so before buying it.

    I've not tried using this display with a smaller secondary monitor of a different resolution. I gave my old ones away. I assume it works adequately in MC. Perhaps others that use unmatched resolutions can talk about their own experiences. This thread seems relevant:

    http://community.avid.com/forums/t/179732.aspx

    I suppose you could be bold and go with two ultrawides. You would have to practice your head swivel technique and have a large work area, but on the plus side you could probably maintain a fine tan all winter long.Cool

    I really like using the ultrawide and would not go back. This is my hobby versus my job, and my job really, really likes having the ultra wide monitor.

    Best of everything in the new year!

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  • Sat, Apr 22 2017 12:24 AM In reply to

    • Jacob
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    Re: 8.4.1 on an ultrawide monitor?

    I have recently started using media composer on an ultrawide as well and I am having the same issue, my composer window is big enough to be usable but still feels awkwardly small. have you found a solution to this yet?

    Windows 10 64bit, Intel 6700K(4.0 GHz), Nvidia GeForce GTX1080, 16GB DDR4, 1TB Samsung EVO SSD, Dell 34" Ultrawide, MC 8.8.2, PT 12.7.1 -------- MacBook... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, Apr 22 2017 3:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: 8.4.1 on an ultrawide monitor?

    Nope. I imagine this will change when Avid addresses the 4k monitor requests.

    MC latest w/Symphony | 416.34 video driver | Quicktime 7.7.9 | Boris CC 2019 | Squeeze Pro 11 | Sony DVD Architect Pro 6.0 | Windows 10/64 Professional... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, Apr 22 2017 10:16 PM In reply to

    • touviere7
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    Re: 8.4.1 on an ultrawide monitor?

    try to install the newest version of win 10 - "creators" -   lots of improvements in that regard!

    symphony 2018.12.5 - win 10 pro64 v.1803 - QT essential 7.7.9 - nVidia gtx1080 OC (430.64) - intel i7 6800k@4.1ghz water cooled by corsair H100i V2 - MSI... [view my complete system specs]

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