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Lee-AVP
09-28-2016, 07:49 AM
NDI is amazing. I love being able to grab sources reliably and easily.

But does anyone have a trick to making secondary monitor outputs on laptops light up? Take, for example a Pro Presenter or EZWorship setup where I'd like to use NDI to pull in the additional screens.

Currently, we're connecting monitors in order to get the output functionality of those packages to work. Sometimes we use our BMD Television studio just as a sort of 'load bank' for those to come on.

Anyone have a software trick for Mac and Windows to get multi monitor functionality without physically connecting a monitor?

AElli
09-28-2016, 01:22 PM
There was a hack if using VGA... Connect a 75ohm resistor between pins 1 & 6. Another between pins 2 & 7 and another between pins 3 & 8. They represent connections between red and red return, green and green return, blue and blue return. We used this a time ago, prob around win 8.1. I cant find any of the plugs we made to test currently with 10 but I can't see why it wouldn't still work. Maybe even through a HDMI to VGA converter ???
A.

PIZAZZ
09-28-2016, 02:27 PM
NDI is amazing. I love being able to grab sources reliably and easily.

But does anyone have a trick to making secondary monitor outputs on laptops light up? Take, for example a Pro Presenter or EZWorship setup where I'd like to use NDI to pull in the additional screens.

Currently, we're connecting monitors in order to get the output functionality of those packages to work. Sometimes we use our BMD Television studio just as a sort of 'load bank' for those to come on.

Anyone have a software trick for Mac and Windows to get multi monitor functionality without physically connecting a monitor?

Totally feel your pain. Maybe a DVI Detector from Gefen? (edit - looks like it is out of production possibly)
or
this one http://www.cableorganizer.com/altinex/dvi-sniffer/

matthias-web
11-12-2016, 08:26 AM
Here is a software solution for Windows from "the internet":


Right click on the desktop, click 'Screen Resolution'
Click 'Detect' on the next screen
Click 'Another display not detected' and under the multiple displays option select 'Try to connect anyway on: VGA'
Click 'Apply'
You can now enable your desktop to be extended as if you have a second screen plugged into your computer.

For another user this worked only like follow:
My Win 8 didn't show 'Another display not detected' up until I installed "iDisplay" free windows version (http://www.getidisplay.com/). Then I disable it (uncheck 'Start on windows start') and exit - it's no longer needed


If you look for an easy hardware solution (which should work for Mac as well) this device could be useful: https://www.amazon.com/CompuLab-fit-Headless-Display-Emulator/dp/B00FLZXGJ6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478964835&sr=8-1&keywords=CompuLab+fit-Headless

Hope this will help, did not check myself...

kanep
11-12-2016, 08:55 AM
Both of those software applications list support for NDI (or AirSend), if using it, then a second monitor shouldn't be needed and alpha channel could be supported as well.

For EasyWorkship you will need to use the free AirSend to NDI Upgrader tool since it appears that they are using AirSend currently.
https://easyworship.com/software/easyworship/features/#broadcastFeatures

ProPresenter has a NDI output module.
http://www.renewedvision.com/propresenter.php?page=modules#sdi_module