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Connecting Mac Book to external Screen

If you are a Media Composer or Final Cut Pro editor and you use a MacBook Pro to edit with, you may find it interesting that you can close the screen on your Laptop and still continue to work.

This actually improves the performance of the MacBook Pro because it now only has to drive an external screen instead of it's own LCD screen.  Plus, it prevents the mouse cursor from moving off your larger screen, back onto your Laptop.

In this video you can see how I hook up a Mac Air using a mini Display Port adapter to Dual Link DVI in order to drive the screen at 2650 x 1600
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Continue reading for a full text transcript of this Apple MacBook tutorial.....
Okay, so you've got your MacBook while you travel, but what about when you're ready to work at home. You can hook up your MacBook to an external screen without having it open. This will also improve performance by leaving screen closed. To do this, you'll need a display port adapter to hook up your external screen. For most LCD screens, they'll accept either a DVI, or VGA connector. If you want to run a large green at a resolution higher than 1920 - 1200, you'll need a mini display port to dual link DVI adapter. First, make sure you have power to your laptop. Then connect the display port adapter. Go ahead and turn on your Mac, and after the operating system loads, go to the Apple menu and select system preferences. Click on the display preferences. Then click on the arrangement tab. Click on the mirror displays option. Then go ahead and close your laptop. To wake your machine back up, plug in a keyboard into the usb port and press the spacebar. There you go, now you can run your laptop on a single LCD screen.
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