Edius tricks

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Alan Roberts
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I've just solved a riddle that's had me baffled for a bit.

My i7 tower now has 3 monitors (2 on the PC, one on an HDSpark) so this "problem's" not a problem, but on a laptop, it's been a pain for a while.

On the laptop, I can connect a second display, DVI/VGA, but couldn't see how to get Edius to put the preview or record display onto it. Now, I've discovered how to do it. The "logical" way, or at least it seemed logical to me, was to go View > Full Screen Preview > and then select Monitor 2, but that didn't work for me ()I think it's to do with multi-camera editing, not sure). But then, after browsing through the Help file, I found this route:

Settings > User Settings > Preview > Full Screen Preview > Monitor 2 and select Recorder or Player. Usefully, the Monitor Check button IDs the displays.

Then when back into editing, if I double-click the Recorder or Player window (whichever I've selected) both displays show the Recorder/Player image, and if I then click on the main display, it goes back to the timeline etc. Double-click on the recorder/preview window again, and the second display goes back to whatever it was before. So, now I can spread the project over both displays, and get the external one to show the video full screen at will. Nice :D

Get my test cards document, and cards for 625, 525, 720 and 1080. Thanks to Gavin Gration for hosting them.
Camera settings documents are held by Daniel Browning and at the EBU
My book, 'Circles of Confusion' is available here.
Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.