How do I get the main output window of MixEmergency onto an external monitor or TV?
Ah yes – we commonly refer to this as “the big screen.”
Most VJs will already know how to do this, but if you are a DJ making the leap into video, this is probably the most common question that we hear.
If you’re not an entertainment professional but still want to overlay our social feed above video content, this guide should be helpful if you’re new to MixEmergency, the media play we recommend.
Get The Party Started In Four Easy Steps
1) First, you’ll need to determine how you are going to make the connection between the computer and the TV. We recommend using HDMI, since it will provide the highest signal quality and resolution.
If your computer has an HDMI output, it’s simple – just connect an HDMI cable between your computer and the TV. If your computer doesn’t have an HDMI output, it most likely will have a mini DisplayPort. In this case, you’ll just need a mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter.
Sidenote: We highly recommend Monoprice.com for all cables/adapters!
2) Once you’ve made the cable connection, you’ll need to ultilize Apple’s secondary monitor feature on your computer. To do so, go to System Preferences > Displays (under Hardware).
3) Be sure to un-check the “Mirror Displays” option, and note which side the secondary output video is on. Then, simply drag the output window of ME off of your desktop screen in that direction.
4) Finally, click the “X” button to the right in ME in order to make it go full screen (or you can just use the shortcut, which is Command-F).
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