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FCPX with 32" 4K monitor? 16 Nov 2019 08:25 #102674

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Hey!

I'm thinking of replacing my 27" 2560x1440 monitor with a 32" 3840 x 2160 monitor.
How is the FCPX interface on those? Some people seem to think that macOS' UI gets a bit too small on those? Anyone using that setup? (I will have only this monitor)
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FCPX with 32" 4K monitor? 16 Nov 2019 17:47 #102678

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It's not the OS or the app, it's the graphics card you have driving that monitor.
You can adjust how large or small the GUI is on any monitor in the System Preferences, that's a non-issue.
But 32" is a HUGE monitor.
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FCPX with 32" 4K monitor? 17 Nov 2019 14:06 #102682

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I cannot adjust the GUI in macOS if I want to keep the 3840 x 2160 resolution. Which I would like to in that case. So it is an issue.
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FCPX with 32" 4K monitor? 17 Nov 2019 14:56 #102684

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Well, yes, as you put it that way, that is true. Use that same monitor at that resolution on a Windows PC, it'll have the same issue. That's what that resolution looks like.
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FCPX with 32" 4K monitor? 18 Nov 2019 19:24 #102694

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But there's another way! Use computer readers (reading glasses set for computer distance.). I've found hi res screens much more usable while I'm wearing them. Makes everything just a tad bigger...
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FCPX with 32" 4K monitor? 19 Nov 2019 11:21 #102702

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I use FCPX with a 32" Viewsonic VP3268-4K at full 4K resolution and sometimes not even at full screen height/width. No problems at all. I'm 59 and need glasses to see my monitor sharply, otherwise without them it's a little bit blurry but still readable. I've not had to scale the OS down for FCPX - unlike some of the digital audio workstations (DAWs) I use to create and sequence music. If you've ever seen Reason 10 (or the new 11) you'd know that this software is unusable on a 4K monitor without scaling - so you lose the advantage of more screen space. But FCPX is not a problem unless you have a relatively serious visual disability that can't be corrected satisfactorily. The Viewsonic has stellar specifications although the price point is middling in the 4K range. Not sure if the attached pic is helpful but have a look.

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