Hello RedUsers! I am doing an experiment and I need your help.
I am trying to make a 4K video wall for a permanent in-office display. When I say 4K, it's not exactly "4K" but the goal is to drive all 4 monitors as a single monitor and drive them at their maximum native resolution.
Here is what I have done so far:
I have purchased four 42" HD (1080p) LCD monitors. These four monitors are mounted on a wall with two on top and two on bottom. When you total up the resolution, it makes 3840 (1920x2) by 2160 (1080x2) and that is still a 16x9 aspect ratio.
I shot some test content with my Epic at full-frame 5K (but frame lines for 16x9). I edited the text footage with Adobe Premiere CS 5.5 but have not exported the file yet.
To drive the 4 monitors on this "video wall", I am using a Mac tower (8-core, 16GB ram, solid state hard drive, new Red Rocket). I connected the Red Rocket to the 4 monitors, using a DVI cable (one per each monitor, totaling 4 cables).
I can successfully playback the raw Epic files using the latest RedCine Pro (v13) software at max resolution on these 4 monitors and it looks absolutely amazing.
My $1,000,000 question of the day is: How can I playback my EDITED video?
I assumed I could simply open my Adobe Premiere project and use the Red Rocket to playback the footage directly off the timeline (without exporting it), but I after trying that, it didn't work. After some brief internet research, it seems that even though Premiere is accelerated by the Red Rocket, it cannot send out a live monitor output via the 4 DVI cables, only a single feel via HD-SDI. Is that correct? If that’s true, and I cannot display my edit this way, is there a format that I can export the edited project as that will open in RedCine to play it that way? I cannot just play the raw files, because I have done some extensive editing, color grading, dissolves, titles and fx.
Anything you could suggest that will allow me to use my Mac tower and red rocket to drive 4 HD monitors as a single monitor at max res (pixel-for-pixel 3840x2160) would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you all!!!