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Dual monitorsEdit

  • If the Premiere Pro main window is maximized you cannot resize it. Click on the “Restore” button (between the “Minimize” and “Close” buttons), and then resize the main window across both monitors.
  • See Preview on a television monitor in the Premiere Pro CS3 Help for instructions on how to preview using any external monitor, including a computer monitor.
We have two monitors and an nVidia GeForce 6800 GT card. A custom computer running Win XP, SP3. Production Premium CS4 package.

Until I get a second nVidia card specifically for the TV, I have to share my second monitor with the TV when I want to do color corrections.

Start by opening the nVidia control panel. Navigate to [Set up Multiple Displays]. You want to configure the two displays as independent. In my case I select [Display 1 of 2 + TV] and then select the primary display as [Display 1 of 2]. If you only have one display and a TV I don't suspect you will see these options ... but something similar.

Next, the secret ingredient (Kung Fu Panda). Navigate to the [Manage Custom Resolutions] selection in the nVidia control panel. Select the TV and create a custom resolution. Select the [Create] option and enter the TV resolution. I use 640 pixels wide by 480 pixels high - standard definition. Yours may be different.

You can also change the resolution of your second display if it is a computer monitor by using the [Change Resolution] option in the nVidia control panel. In fact, the choice you make here will be read by Premier Pro and reflected in one of the choices for an external monitor. In using a TV, as we are, this will have no effect since we have specified the custom resolution of the TV in the previous step.

Now we can start up Premier Pro. Highlight the Time Line panel. In the top menu select [Sequence], then [Sequence Settings], then [Playback Setting]. Under [External Device] you will probably have 2 or more selections. One of them should say "Monitor 1024 x 768" or something like that. This is the monitor selection you may have made in the nVidia control panel under the [Change Resolution] menu selection. Other wise you have some default value.

Next set the [Aspect Ratio] to Software. This should pick up the custom resolution you set under the [Manage Custom Resolutions] selection in the nVidia control panel.

If all goes well, when you click [OK] to all the changes, your TV monitor should show you the contents of the Premier Pro video monitor. If you get half an image on your TV, then reboot your system. That clears it in my system.
How to get fullscreen preview in Premiere CS3 on your monitor

This works on my dualscreen setup running 8600GT GC.

Quite simple, Program Monitor > Playback Settings > Realtime Playback > External Device > Monitor 2 1280 x 1024 8 bit.

This means you lose the choice to output via a DV device to external TV, but it's up to the user to decide. This setting must be chosen when creating a preset project, if you do not chose it initially it will not appear later during the project.

Make sure to enable "disable video preview when Premiere is in the background" otherwise your second monitor will be locked up.
Display properties > Advanced > Quadro4 700XGL > Overlay controls > Full Screen Device > Disable.
I have an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro, with Catalyst 4.10.
If I set my TV-Out to "extend desktop", I can drag some windows to that screen.
If I set my TV-Out to "clone", it shows the same window as on my primary monitor
If I set my TV-Out to "cinema", it should recognize video and show it full screen on my TV. If I play a movie with Media Player Classic, it is showed on my TV. But using Premiere Pro, my TV shows the same picture as when i'm not running Premiere.
Worked for me! GF4 TV-out on XP SP2
It seems the requirements are
 - SP2 installed
 - NVIDIA Drivers - > Full screen device set on secondary monitor(TV)
  Clone Mode
 - PPRO Project Settings -> Editing mode = DV Playback
 - Playback settings -> Desktop display = Direct 3D (default)
ATI RADEON
1. In Windows Display Properties, Click on the ‘Settings’ Tab
2. Select the second monitor in the ‘Display’ drop down menu
3. Be sure that the check box “Extend My Windows Desktop onto This Monitor” is UNCHECKED.
4. Select the first monitor in the ‘Display’ drop down menu
5. Click on the ‘Advanced’ button to view the ATI Radeon Settings
6. Click on the ‘Overlay’ Tab
7. Click on ‘Clone Mode Options’
8. In ‘Overlay Display Mode’ select ‘Theatre Mode’
9. In ‘Set Video Aspect Ratio To’ select ‘Same As Source Video’
10. In ‘Display Device Aspect Ratio’ select the aspect ratio of the device you are displaying to
11. Click on ‘Display’
12. Be sure both monitors are activated and designated correctly as either Primary or Feature Monitor.
The Premiere Pro 1.5.1 README contains info that worked for me (after updating to the latest nVidea driver). See "HDV External Monitor Support". The amazing thing is that it works for ordinary DV as well. I almost bought Aspect HD for this capability, but here it is free!
My computer has a dual head AGP graphics card and I use Premiere across both VGA monitors.
I have then installed a single head PCI graphics card ($39).

I set the Bios to use PCI as system graphics card and I disable VGA irq fetch.
Then when the computer starts it shows bios stuff on the PCI graphics monitor. When windows starts it then uses the AGP as per normal. I then open up desktop proporties and go to settings and it shows 3 monitors so I extend the desktop across to the 3rd monitor.
Then when I start a PPro HDV project I go to 'playback settings' and set 'external device' to "monitor 3" and I get full screen hi def playback without altering my original 2 monitor setting.

NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT
In Display Properties, go to Settings and select your second monitor (TV).
Check the box that says 'Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor'.
Click the Advanced button.
Select the GeForce 6600 GT tab.
From the 'popout' menu, select Full Screen video.
Under Full screen video controls, set the Full screen device to Auto-select.
Now, whenever you play video on your regular monitor, it is automatically displayed fullscreen on your TV!
And YES this works in Premiere, hoorah!
ATI RADEON
1. In Windows Display Properties, Click on the ‘Settings’ Tab
2. Select the second monitor in the ‘Display’ drop down menu
3. Be sure that the check box “Extend My Windows Desktop onto This Monitor” is UNCHECKED.
4. Select the first monitor in the ‘Display’ drop down menu
5. Click on the ‘Advanced’ button to view the ATI Radeon Settings
6. Click on the ‘Overlay’ Tab
7. Click on ‘Clone Mode Options’
8. In ‘Overlay Display Mode’ select ‘Theatre Mode’
9. In ‘Set Video Aspect Ratio To’ select ‘Same As Source Video’
10. In ‘Display Device Aspect Ratio’ select the aspect ratio of the device you are displaying to
11. Click on ‘Display’
12. Be sure both monitors are activated and designated correctly as either Primary or Feature Monitor.

• nVidia GeForce
1. In Windows Display Properties Click on the ‘Settings’ Tab
2. Select the second monitor in the ‘Display’ drop down menu
3. Be sure that the check box “Extend My Windows Desktop onto This Monitor” is CHECKED.
4. Click on the ‘Advanced’ button to view the nVidia Card
5. Click on the Tab with the nVidia Logo and the model name/number of the card.
6. In the side menu that pops out select ‘Full Screen Video’
7. In the ‘Full Screen Device’ drop down menu, select ‘Auto-Select’
8. Apply the settings

This doesn't seem to work with After Effects, though.
there is a second option:
when starting a project, PremPro presents you with a number of presets. If -instead of picking a standard firewire setup- you click on CUSTOM and PLAYBACK settings, THIS IS THE ONE and ONLY time Premiere WILL allow you to pick your second monitor as the playback device.

Picking playback device in project settings after clicking the "normal" presets will not work. You monitor will not be displayed as a device.

Be aware that by picking your monitor for DV-output in CUSTOM playback, you may experience problems "exporting to tape". In that case it will be necessary to import your "custom" project into a project with normal preset. Not perfect but it does work.

This work-around took me hours to discover, but it is the only way I could get video-overlay full-screen on the 2nd monitor, WITHOUT using a dv-device (camera/deck).
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