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Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by mrp2049, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    Right I have some HD video editting to do, and I am suffering from serious lag. I was wondering does anyone have experience of monitors that are 1080p full HD (whatever)?

    The next question would be, can I connect it to my macbook?
     
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    lag when video editing won't be down to the screen, it will be down to 3 things, ram, cpu (and gpu if program can accelerate using it) and hard drive access speeds.

    1080p HD is a hog in raw formats
     
  3. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

  4. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    :up: What Levi said.
    If you still need a monitor, any decent one over 20" would be able to show a 1080p video at 100% size.
    The resolution on my iMac is set to 1680 x 1050... which would probably translate as 1050 p or i. I'm no expert mind.
     
  5. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    So the next question is, how do I run a second screen on my mac. I have googled it in the past and to be honest all I see is complete tech gibberish! I need an idiots guide!
     
  6. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    The iMac nowadays is 1080p... Might be a little costly for your taste though :p
    And as far as I know, for multiple displays you just go to System prefs and click the displays button :blink:
     
  7. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Yeah pretty much. I've seen Typo set it up so it can't be that hard. :p
     
  8. ralphsaunders

    ralphsaunders Senior Member

    You need a display connector thing though, apple doesn't use standard ones.
     
  9. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member


    GeeWizz thanks JimLad!

    Glad you've been paying attention.;)
     
  10. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    that would be why I got confused!
     

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