Support 2 monitors in Nero Video so that I can have a full screen preview on one monitor and use the editor on another.

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    There has been cases where only one monitor was usable but tech support was able to help in those cases. I recommend you send an e-mail to tech support. Let us know what they have to say.
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  • There is in fact a way to do a full screen preview on a second monitor on demand.

    Some easy settings with your graphics card should enable a full screen preview on a second monitor with Nero Video. See my description below.

    I have done the use case with Nero 2014 Platinum on:

    1. a Sony Vaio Notebook (Win 7 64 bit) and AMD Radeon HD 6630M with an attached 23 inch Samsung Full HD monitor (screenshot 1).
    2. a Core i7 desktop PC (Win 7 64 bit) and AMD Radeon HD 4850 with two attached 23 inch Samsung Full HD monitors (screenshot 2).

    Make sure to set your graphics card to dual monitor operation and extended mode.
    Then set the screen you want to use for full screen video preview to primary monitor and the one that you want to use for editing to secondary monitor - (settings should be identical for other card vendors).

    Make sure Nero Video is open on the secondary monitor and don’t forget to activate high resolution output within the preview controls (button on the left), otherwise the results will look quite blurry.

    In Nero Video add some clips to the timeline. Click on the full screen button in the preview monitor controls (second from left). The preview window moves to full screen on the primary monitor. Control playback etc. with the controls on the full screen monitor. During editing the preview window moves back to Nero Video editing screen.

    This is not a permanent preview while doing the editing but at least it gives you a full screen preview when you want to control your project in more detail.

    Hope that helps.

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  • That is not was asked. In this configuration you use the possibility of the OS to move windows between monitors.
    The preview window remains as it is! There is just a overlapping fullscreen window.
    NeroVideo doesn't bother about multiple display. It just opens this fullscreen on the monitor ( the main monitor in this config ).
    Therefore you can see both windows from NeroVideo, because just moved one to display NV doesn't know of.
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  • Hi,
    the answer was not meant to say that this is the solution you are looking for.
    It is just a workaround for the use case when you want a temporary one click full screen preview under given conditions.
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  • Hi Video Doc, thanks for taking the time to describe a workaround. As BeBiMa mentioned, it`s not the solution, but it is a workaround for having a larger preview on one screen. What I would really like to see is the Nero Video UI making use of the large space reserved for the preview, when the preview runs in the second screen. Your screenshots show just how much space is wasted in the screen on the right. And as you mentioned, while you edit you cannot enjoy the full screen preview the whole time.

    Especially in cases where people are using larger font settings, it becomes extremely hard to navigate through the assets and video editing options due to the large and rigid space reserved for the preview window.
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  • I’m glad to answer
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    Hi Chuck, not sure if you know about the drag handles for the preview window to scale it to your project needs. See the screenshot of a multi-track project in Advaned Editing with 5 video tracks set to extended timeline view with a scaled down preview window.

    The scaling feature via handles also works for the space in 'My Media' library (Effect Palette and Properties). And in there you can switch between thumbnail and list view for your assets. So in total you can achive much more UI space for a complex project. Once modified the UI space will automatically be saved with your project so that you will open exactly this same layout next time. This is also true for Express Editing mode.

    Just thought this was worth mentioning in case you didn't know. And if you already knew I guess it is heplful for some other guys not having known this, yet.

    Coming back to the key of the matter. When you have setup your UI space like this of course it would be great to have a permanent full screen view on a second monitor. With with the described workaround you can still do a one click temporary full screen preview on a second screen. In many of my editing cases this solves the problem though it's not a perfect solution.
    Best :-)
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    Just tooling around here and saw issue - I want to do this also, but just can't get the time to configure it..... , but did anyone check the mem on the card(s) remember you need at least 4 gigs to get some things to happen and to run 2 or more monitors you should have 8 gigs of memory on the card - hey its gonna get hot , so cooling must be taken into consideration - I know its not the answer but ...I've seen 2 cards smoke out so far.
    by the way 'Radeon 4850' is pretty darn good, and should handle what you want to do. if you can't get nero to cooperate w 2 monitors , perhaps splitting your sreen into 2 windows might be a way to work around prob.
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