1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 21, 2013 5:32 PM by BDAqua
Videoworld Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hello everyone!

 

I use a 2011 Mac Mini with FCPX for minor editing projects. Lately, I've been missing the dual monitor setup I used on my 2009 Mac Pro with FCP 7

 

I've done some research on the web to find out about the plausibility of using two monitors on the Mac Mini, but none seem too conclusive.

 

My current setup on the Mini is a Viewsonic VG2228wm 1920x1080 monitor, connected to the Mac Mini using the HDMI port and an HDMI-to-DVI adap

 

Is it possible to connect two monitors to the Mac Mini, for use in editing? What gear would be necessary?

 

Thanks


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.5), 8GB DDR3
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,045 points)

    Hello,

    Mac mini with AMD graphics can support an HDMI compatible device on its HDMI port when using two Thunderbolt displays.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5219#dispnum

    Radeon HD 6630MGDDR5
    Details:This model has an AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics processor with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

     

    Also see: What type of video system is provided by the Aluminum Mac mini models? Which are integrated and which are dedicated? Can the video be upgraded?
    256 MB256 MB
    Three Displays1920x1200*
    Dual/Mirroring*2560x1600 (x2)*
    Details:*This model simultaneously supports 1920x1200 on an HDMI or a DVI display (using the included HDMI-to-DVI adapter) and 2560x1600 on two Thunderbolt or Mini DisplayPort displays or even a VGA display (with an optional Mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter, which is compatible with the Thunderbolt port).

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_mini/specs/mac-mini-core-i5-2.5-mid-20 11-specs.html

     

    But if Intel Graphics, just 2...

    HD Graphics 3000Integrated
    Details:This model has an Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.

     

    Also see: What type of video system is provided by the Aluminum Mac mini models? Which are integrated and which are dedicated? Can the video be upgraded?
    288 MB*512 MB*
    Dual Displays1920x1200*
    Dual/Mirroring*2560x1600*
    Details:*This model simultaneously supports 1920x1200 on an HDMI or a DVI display (using the included HDMI-to-DVI adapter) and 2560x1600 on a Thunderbolt or Mini DisplayPort display or even a VGA display (with an optional Mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter, which is compatible with the Thunderbolt port).

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_mini/specs/mac-mini-core-i5-2.3-mid-20 11-specs.html