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Dual Monitors,Video Editing?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Alkison, Jun 9, 2009.

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  1. Alkison

    Alkison Thread Starter

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    Hey I had a dual monitor setup for a while (22" Samsung's) and got it to use for video editing one Premiere Pro CS4. After a week I just really did not like the feel of it. So I returned them and got one 24" and have not been happier. I know dual monitors is more industry standard, but what I really want to know is, what am I missing out on?
     
  2. slipe

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    You evidently aren’t missing out on anything if you have used a dual monitor setup and prefer a single screen.

    Dual monitors are great – almost necessary – if you follow a lot of tutorials. I have found that the best way to learn new techniques in various programs like Photoshop. And to learn to use programs you aren’t familiar with. If you can have the tutorial on one screen and execute it on the other it is quite painless compared to switching back and forth.

    I also find it very handy for having source material on one screen and Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign etc on the other.

    I also like having all of the Photoshop tools on one screen and the image I’m working on full screen on the other. The history can run the full screen length and things like the navigation palette can be larger. But most of all the full screen image is easier for me as long as the tools are immediately available. I’ve never learned all the keyboard shortcuts, which is how I suppose most pros use the program.

    And I often use it to compare specs. I find it easier to have both screens up at the same time.

    You can probably do a lot of that with a large wide screen. My next computer system will have two wide screens – one around 20 inches and the other as large as I can afford.
     
  3. Alkison

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll probably end up picking up another 24" at the end of summer.
     
  4. Hughv

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    I have a 22" Samsung and a 17".
    What slipe said, and I also like to have another app like email or a different browser open in the second monitor.
    I'm sure there are many other ideas as well.
     
  5. Ziggy1

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    I swear by Dual monitors, heck if I could get away with it I'd have 4 :)

    but check this out, I just found out about it this week, it is a cool tool that lets you split up your screen a lot easier and flexible than the simple Horizontal/Vertical Arrange from the windows options.... and with a 24 " monitor they will still be a good size!

    check it out...very small (FREE) and quickdownload/install... WinSplit
     
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