Display Foldback Monitor Setup

You can use the foldback feature in EasyWorship either with a
Matrox DualHead2Go, a second video card or a NVIDIA GeForce GTX
graphics card with surround technology. There are two sets of instructions
in this article. The Matrox DualHead2Go setup instructions can be found
further down in this article.

 

Using Foldback with a Secondary Graphics Card or NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 650/750 - 690/790:

You may also use another PCI Express X16 video card or a single NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card to control the front of house and foldback screens. See the Display Foldback Hardware kb article to hlep you find the best video cards to use for foldback purposes.

 

Front of House Settings:

  1. In EasyWorship click the options button on the toolbar.
  2. Under General, Select Output Monitor, Select the monitor you wish to use for the front of house display from the list next to Output Monitor.
  3. Click OK.
     

Foldback Settings:

  1. In EasyWorship click the Live menu then Display Foldback Options.
  2. Check the box to Enable support for display foldback (stage display)
  3. Under Select Foldback Monitor, Select the monitor you wish to use for the foldback display from the list next to Foldback Monitor.
  4. Click OK.
     

 

Matrox DualHead2Go Setup: Watch the Video

When using a Matrox DualHead2Go box, the secondary output from the
video card is spanned across two monitors. The screen resolution for that monitor
is double wide. For example, two monitors at 1024x768 would be 2048x768 using the
Matrox DualHead2Go. EasyWorship is able to use half of that screen for the front
of house and half for the foldback.

 

Finding the Width and Height of both Monitors:

  1. Right Click on the Windows desktop.
  2. Select:
    Windows XP: Properties, then Settings tab.
    Windows Vista: Personalize, then Display Settings link.
    Windows 7, 8: Screen Resolution
  3. Click each monitor to determine the size.
  4. The size will be displayed in the Resolution area. e.g. 1024x768

 

Example:


In the example Monitor 1 is 1024 wide by 768 tall and Monitor 2 is 2048 wide by 768 tall.
These resolutions may be different on your computer.
Write this information down for use in the steps under Front of House Settings and Foldback Settings.

If the second monitor is not already set to a double wide resolution,
change the resolution in the windows display settings to a double wide resolution.

Common resolutions to use:
Standard 4:3 - 1600x600 or 2048x768
Widescreen 16:9 - 2560x720
Widescreen 16:10 - 2560x768

If one of these resolutions are not available you may need to contact Matrox technical support.

 

 

Front of House Settings:

  1. In EasyWorship click the live menu then options.
  2. Under General select Custom Position from the Output Monitor drop down box.
  3. Change Left to equal the width of monitor 1.
  4. Change Top to 0.
  5. Change Width to half the width of monitor 2.
  6. Change Height to match the height of monitor 2.
  7. Click OK.

 

Example:

 

With these display settings in Windows, use the following custom position settings
in EasyWorship Options.

 

Left = Width of Monitor 1 = 1024
Top = 0
Width = Monitor 2 width (2048) divided by 2 = 1024
Height = Monitor 2 height = 768

NOTE: Your screen resolution may not be the same as the example.
Make sure you use the Finding the Width and Height of both Monitors instructions to
determine the values you need to use in the formula above.
  

 

 

Foldback Settings:

  1. In EasyWorship click the Live menu, then Display Foldback Options.
  2. Check Enable support for display foldback (stage display) under Monitor Options.
  3. Select Custom Position from Foldback Monitor drop down box.
  4. Change Left to the width of monitor 1 + Half the width of monitor 2
  5. Change Top to 0.
  6. Change Width to half the width of monitor 2.
  7. Change Height to match the height of monitor 2.
  8. Click OK.


Example:

With these display settings in Windows, use the following custom position settings
in EasyWorship Display Foldback Options.

Left = Monitor 1 width (1024) + half the width of monitor 2 (1024) = 2048
Top = 0
Width = Monitor 2 width (2048) divided by 2 = 1024
Height = Monitor 2 height = 768

NOTE: Your screen resolution may not be the same as the example.
Make sure you use the Finding the Width and Height of both Monitors instructions to
determine the values you need to use in the formula above.

 

Matrox DualHead2Go Connection Examples:

 

Without a Splitter:

 

With a Splitter:

 

With a Splitter & Switcher:

 

In this diagram the switcher allows you to show either the foldback view on the foldback screen or the front of house view on the foldback screen.