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29th January 2003, 07:48 PM
This is probably a fairly obvious question, but I'm having some difficulty and haven't been able to find an answer.
Right now I'm working with a dell inspiron 8000 and resolume. I can get what's on the screen to come out of the projector (only in the blue channel at the moment, but I think I may be able to fix that by getting the right drivers/windows updates) however I'm having trouble trying to figure out how to get only the output video to project.
I know that this involves dual monitor somehow, but I'm not really clear on what dual monitor is. Does this mean getting another laptop and hooking them together, or is this some kind of screen mode? Any help is sorely needed.
29th January 2003, 11:31 PM
its a screen mode.
30th January 2003, 02:51 AM
Dual monitor is where one computer can use the full screen "real estate" of two monitors, usually side-by-side. Some programs allow a dual screen mode which will place the interface controls on one screen and the fullscreen video on the second screen.
This is a limitation of your videocard. Some computers can do it, some can't.
30th January 2003, 03:32 AM
all this yammering on about dual screen... Resolume works in fullscreen mode as well, no need to dally w/ dual screen, altho for resolume it's very nice to have full control... to fullscreen tho, simply "Undock" the preview and then (am I right?) right click in the window and select Fullscreen. I prefer to use the Zoom function on my scan convertor when using Resolume as that way I can get to the controls whilst playing. good luck on the drivers deal... you'll want to look in your control panel -> display properties and then perhaps Advanced... look for the tab that deals with your video card, and an option to Expand Desktop er some such thing.
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30th January 2003, 10:00 AM
Dual screen is really handy, wouldnt want a desktop without it.
You dont have to buy a dualscreen videocard to use it btw.
Just install a pci videocard next to your agp card and your ready.
30th January 2003, 12:38 PM
hes talking aBout a lappies not a desktop
30th January 2003, 02:34 PM
OK go to your display propertise and enable your second desktop and click apply, now you should have a screen next to your LCD screen coming out on the projector, now go to the TZT website and download a decent dual head capable VJ app (that you can send full output to the proj on one desktop and have a FULL UI with PREVIEW on your LCD.
30th January 2003, 05:59 PM
ahh morph, biased as always...
right click on yer desktop, go to properties, go to the settings tab, go to advanced, hit the nview tab, and with your beamer connected to either the svid out or the vga out, enable nview in horizontal spanning.
follow the instructions for resolume from there, and you should be golden.
31st January 2003, 02:20 AM
Hehehehe just trying answer the question and enlighten the guy @ the same time :p
1st February 2003, 08:40 PM
and before you throw away your lappie you might go to some tweakie secondhand used computer site and get an extra pcmcia graphic card, or a pcmcia scaleable scan converter
and i'd say get the ati, oppinions differ on this but ey!
3rd February 2003, 12:03 AM
do either of these things actually exsist? a pcmcia scan converter would be pimp... MMmmm... extra graphic horsepower on a PCMCIA card would be quite nifty, altho I don't think lappies are built to do things like that... please correct me if I'm wrong
Originally posted by krokodril
go to some tweakie secondhand used computer site and get an extra pcmcia graphic card, or a pcmcia scaleable scan converter
3rd February 2003, 12:19 AM
Yep PCMCIA scannies do, check out the TView gold (I think thats what it was called it was definately a TView brand though).
As for PCMCIA GFX cards, I've never seen one.
3rd February 2003, 12:55 AM
As for PCMCIA GFX cards, I've never seen one.
Yup, noone invented it yet : (
( i was asking arround about it A LOT and everyone was looking at me like i've gone mad)
It would be cool for nondualheadlappy (l)users like me... i could just plug it in as a second gfx card and dualview solved!
but no.. not yet... maybe my grandchildren will have one.... : )
6th February 2003, 07:37 AM
The big advantage (IMHO) with duall/twin view is, when you put only the second output fullscreen on a projector and the program-GUI on your monitor, is that ?f, and you know they do, the program freezes or crashes you get the message on your monitor and the projector only gets your desktop-backgound without any icons and whatever !!!! so you won't have to reach the panic-button !!!!
I have x-periece with this while using TZT, big warnings on my lappy-screen but a decent background picture on the wall, phew !!! I'm glad I made one especialy for this evening.
The only drawback (but maybe it's just me and I dev. need more experience) is when your set-up is duall-view for one program and you want to use another program which only works fullscreen, to much adjustments especially when you want to switch back and forward. Hmm, maybe another laptop would be the easy way...
6th February 2003, 10:45 PM
By the way DNXR, What lappy Brand/Model exactly are you using with that REAL Dualhead/Twinview capability?
And of course, what graphic chipset is builted in that marvel?
Delight us sharing your findings in this needle on the barn mess ;)
6th February 2003, 10:47 PM
Needle on the barn?!?!?! HUH???? maybe it looses something in the translation, or perhaps you mean needle in a haystack?
6th February 2003, 11:05 PM
Hehehe, Thanks MoRpH... anyway that place full of straw...
You know what I mean, my dictionary is not good enough :D
7th February 2003, 11:18 AM
I have to look that up for you, the lappy is with my partner/collegue at the moment.
I'm not a geek with computers but I think it's a ATI grapx-card into a medion-laptop pentium4 1600 256 ddr amd a TV-out.
Medion is a bulk/outlet-store branch brought by ALDI-stores cheap but alot of value for the money.
Didn't pay much attention at this feature before (Thought it was a standard TV-out kinda thing) because we just started out incorporating computers into our things instead of using them standalone.
I'll get back with more info soon.
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