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Apr 28, 2012 10:14 AM

Here is a question that is killing me!!


Running FCP X on my 15 Mac Book Pro, I want to split it and spread over 2 screens. Can my other screen

be a mac book pro? There is a setting in FCP X that says 'show ...... on second display'...but can that second

display be another mac book pro? Do I need to have FCP X running on both machines.


A million thanks in advance for any help.....



Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,495 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 11:39 AM (in response to venetonews)

    I believe you can use 2 computers but you will need the correct cable and plugs from Apple.


    You would only need to have FCP X running on one computer.

  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,815 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 7:03 AM (in response to Ian R. Brown)

    Your other screen may be any screen that your mac recognizes as such. It can be an external monitor, connected to your mac's miniDisplayPort port; it can be an iPad, using software like "AirDisplay"; it can even be another mac, using software like "Screen Recycler". But even in this last version, your other mac is just being used as a display, it NOT running FCP X itself.


    The point to make here: you run ONE instance of FCP X in ONE computer; this computer can have TWO monitors, and FCP can use them - to some extent: you can, for example, place the Event Library in one separate monitor, or place the Viewer. You can't move the separate items of the interface (timeline, inspector, ect) at will, you have to use the (limited) options is the application. Although technically the FCP X interface can be seen as comprising several "windows", you can't just move them around independently.


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