Re: syncing 2 16mm projectors

From: Michael Wechsler (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 10:53:51 PDT

Though I have not used it much, I seem to remember reading something
a few months back about how Abelton Live could be used in conjunction
with another program to trigger video loops. Anyone on this board
using Live to do any video mixing?

The cheapest way to get multiple video outputs from a computer is
just to put multiple video cards in it. Find a cheap PC perhaps and
stick some video cards in it or find a bunch of cheap video cards for
a Mac or Linux tower and have one video running on each screen. With
one video output, as from a laptop, could you possibly have both
videos on the screen side by side and simply mask out one on each
projector? That is most likely the cheapest way to do things. In
all of those solutions you just have to be sure your computer can
handle playing back so much full screen video.

Hope this helps!

On Sep 27, 2007, at 1:21 PM, Sam Wells wrote:

>> However, I did not find a way how to have two, or more (I am
>> aiming for three) movies run from one computer.
> I had an URL bookmarked for a Mac application that I think might do
> it, but I'll be damned if I can find it. (My bookmarks got wiped
> out on this machine); it was a multi-source audio app I had read
> about on one of (now rare) foray's onto the Daw-Mac list but had
> Quicktime video support in an expanded version.
> I'll keep looking. Google and Versiontracker aren't coming up with it.
> I don't see why it shouldn't be possible in theory, you can
> certainly have two Quicktime video streams from one computer - or
> more - subject to the obvious limitations (but I don't know that
> you could run multiple instances of Quicktime Simple Video Out
> utility so I'm not sure what you would do there)
> -Sam
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