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jit.qt.videoout: addressing 2 monitors with differing images?

May 06 2011 | 11:16 am


working on an experiment of mine: I’d like to address 2 monitors with differing images… in this case by cutting my image into 2 pieces with jit.scissors. I’m not too familiar with jit.qt.videoout yet… and therefore don’t know if my undertaking makes any sense at all.

I work on mac – and depending on your "story" I would try to implement my undertaking with the help of a DVI splitter (which I haven’t purchased yet).

is jit.qt.videoout suited for this task? would max recognize 2 signals/monitors by merely using a splitter – or is all of this nonsense?

any help appreciated!



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May 06 2011 | 1:16 pm

jit.qt.videoout is for sending a matrix to a video output component, for example a firewire camcorder. To display a matrix on a monitor you need to use a jit.window object in fullscreen mode.

Also a standard DVI splitter will simply duplicate the single input to two outputs, producing two of the same image. If you want to display two different images, you will need two DVI outputs from your computer.

Alternatively, if you only have one DVI output available, you could buy something like the matrox dualhead2go. This little box presents itself to the computer as a single, double-wide display, and then halves the image to send the two halves to two different outputs. In this case you would simply need to display your entire jit.window fullscreen on this DVI output, and it would be split by the hardware.

May 06 2011 | 2:17 pm

I see… thanks for the advice, david!

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