I’m in need for some shopping advice: So it’s almost 2021 and we can finally sequence videos on the op-z photomatic (yei!). I have a portable projector with hdmi input and since my old Samsung A5 phone doesn’t output hdmi, I am looking for a new device that does, and also works reliably with the op-z via bluetooth (also a current issue I face). My main requirement is to have an hdmi cable connected to the projector, instead of dealing with unreliable and delayed screencast via wifi, etc. I would prefer an Android device, but if Apple is the way to go, so be it. I guess I would prefer a small tablet form factor. Does anybody have affordable recommendations (used or new), where I don’t have to deal with too many adapters/converters etc? Thanks guys!
Really interested in this subject, especially interested in reading about or seeing anyone’s working OP-Z to projector setup…
On IOS you need an adapter with HDMI (i highly recommend the original adapters). Or a device that is Airplay capable for wireless (e.g. Apple TV where you can plug an HDMI device).
Then just use screen mirroring in the ios settings/controls.
So for use with a projector you need a projector with HDMI or Airplay.
I have an AppleTV 2, so you don`t need the newest hardware…just look, that the device is capable for the newest ios version.
Thanks! Are you using the Apple tv 2 with the op-z app and a projector already? Is there a lag? On my weakish Android phone the app already struggles with photomatic videos just by itself, so I will need a new device anyway. But in my youtube research I also see lag issues with the airplay and the original apple hdmi connector… seems to depend also on the receiving device. All OP-Z videos I find show tablets/phones only, I am yet to see a working example with a projector or tv… I’d like to get some assurance this works ok before going the pricey apple route
Hi, I use the OP-Z with the iPad and an Apple HDMI/Power adapter to a projector, pretty simple setup. Then the OP-Z is synced to Ableton Live via USB. No sync issues ever, sometimes the App freezes with earlier versions but with latest the performance have been rock solid on 2 hours performance for example. I’ll suggest and iOS device as in my case there’s a lot more Synth Apps, Sequencer Apps or any other music creation tools that in Android simply did not exist. Cheers.
Thanks benton! Which ipad version are you using and is it handling photomatic videos just fine? I am thinking about an ipad mini 5.
I have an iPad 6th Gen, but iPad Mini is a good idea too. Photomatic Videos are a new feature I haven’t tested yet, but I will. Let me know if you need any help with your setup and share some pictures / videos! Keep up making music.
Constantly using it with my BenQ W1080ST
Works smoothly through airplay on apple tv
pro tip: if you look out for the Apple TV 2 Rev. 2! you can establish a peer to peer connection from iOS to Apple TV without any WiFi hotspot involved.
In the meantime I got the ipad mini and use it with a cheapo battery powered mobile projector, which acts as a hotspot and receives airplay directly. Fun stuff!