Logic Pro X Video output in Logic Pro X to projector/LED wall

jclemensfl

New Member
Hey all, I'm new here, so I apologize if this has been covered and I can't seem to locate it. I'm sure we were all new once.

I am looking to run a live show with Logic Pro X, featuring a mix of audio tracks, internal click tracks routed to my IEMs, midi commands to my external guitar amp modeler, and a video that outputs to a projector or LED wall.

I can't seem to figure out how to output the Logic Pro video from my HDMI output to the projector/LED wall in manner that only shows the 16:9 video, while I can still see the Logic Pro screens, with all my tracks, on my MacBook. Been playing with mirroring and can't seem to make it work correctly. I'm sure there is something simple I am not doing. Can someone make me feel stupid and let me know what it is?

Or point me to a thread or a video tutorial on the subject?

Thanks so much in advance for your help.
 

volovicg

Logician
No not mirroring - turn that off. You want a dual monitor configuration then move the video to the 2nd monitor. It’s an OS X feature not logic
 

jclemensfl

New Member
No not mirroring - turn that off. You want a dual monitor configuration then move the video to the 2nd monitor. It’s an OS X feature not logic
Volovicg, thank you so much for replying. I'm not near my projector at the moment, but will try this tomorrow. Will the second monitor screen (the projector) just host the video full screen output from Logic, or is it similar to AppleTV, where it will show a reproduction of a second desktop, with menu bar and all?
Any trick or tips I need to be aware of?
Thanks again.
 

volovicg

Logician
What machine are you running on (laptop) ? Connect the projector via hdmi to the external hdmi of the computer. It is not like AirPlay - you may have to make the video full screen manually. It will be just like using two monitors but the 2nd monitor is a projector
 

jclemensfl

New Member
What machine are you running on (laptop) ? Connect the projector via hdmi to the external hdmi of the computer. It is not like AirPlay - you may have to make the video full screen manually. It will be just like using two monitors but the 2nd monitor is a projector
It's a MacBook Pro. My limited experience has been that outputting video from the Mac to a monitor achieves different results than outputting it to a projector or an LED wall. And many of the LED walls are 16:9, which is slightly different than a Mac screen.
Let me give it a whirl tomorrow and I'll be able to better report what I see. Thanks again for your time. It is greatly appreciated.
 

szieve

New Member
My $0.02 on doing this... I know the thread is old, but I've been setting up my own rig to do the exact same thing..
First... Only use logic for your midi information and video....Put all of your audio in Mainstage. get the individual tracks the way you want them (efx etc) in logic... bounce in place and then import those tracks into mainstage. you will save a TON of processor power and drive time.
A the the concert level, setup all of your outputs and routings.
Then each "set" will be a song, and the patches will be sections of said song. that way you can use mainstage for your vocal efx. feed foh a dry fox and efx vox line... vocal effects are always on point, and synced to bpm..and you can also chage effects for different sections of the song verse chorus etc..
you can create Apple script files for each individual song/set that activate logic, close the current session and opens the appropriate logic session for that song, and then switches back to mainstage. that script can be mapped to a button in mainstage. mainstage buttons can then be mapped to a keyboard controller, or even midi footpedals for song selection , logic load and start stop...

ok so it seems like this is an involved setup.. and it is a bit of work to get templates created, but once that's done it's quite easy..

So why go through all of this? Flexibilty and limiting processor load. it gets around the issue of having to stitch videos together as logic can only handle one at a time, and you can literally select any song in any order from mainstage. it takes maybe 3 seconds for the script to run and close and open the appropriate logic session.
as far as processor load, I'm running a 2012 mini 16gb ram and 1tb ssd. with all of this running, usually about 10-12 individual backing trax ( mixed down to 7 I like to give the sound guy something to mix) for each song, full midi implementation.. before the countoff click even starts, e-drums, keyboards, and gtrs patches are auto changed to approprite ones for the song, Avolites titan mobile is also driven via midi commands from logic, so the every song has it's own light show, and finally video output... with all of this I usually push at best 60% of one core in my 4 core processor.
 
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