What zoom level have you settled with?

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What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by condra » Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:16 pm

I'm using a 20" iMac in studio and around 118% is just lovely.
Just the little bit of extra zoom is a huge eye-saver, especially when working with the browser.

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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by IP » Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:24 pm

110% on a samsung 22" @ 1680x1050

(cant wait to go 30" :twisted: )

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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by dphouse84 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:26 pm

thanks for the tip.
i was just settling on mine,
i was at 122, but 118 looks better.
btw i am running a new model 15" MBP

i just upgraded to suite and am enjoying 8 so far,
now to check the warping thing out.
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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by Nikos T » Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:50 pm

I can't use anything other than 100% because I need that crisp look.

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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by condra » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:26 pm

Nikos T as far as I know, Ableton use a combination of vector graphics, post-script fonts, and bitmaps of varying size, in other words, it is "crisp" at all levels because no pixels are actually magnified.

Or to put it differently, zooming in Live is completely different from changing the resolution of your screen, or quick-zooming (CTRL+scrollwheel) on a mac.
When you change font size in this forum, it isn't magnified, but recalculated - Live does something similar.

When I first zoomed in, I was sure there was some blurring going on, but I now have a feeling it may be an optical illusion because one is so used to looking at Live at 100%, that your eyes need to readjust over time.

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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by Anubis » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:46 pm

IP wrote:110% on a samsung 22" @ 1680x1050

(cant wait to go 30" :twisted: )
Ditto but on a 17" lappy. I did notice a bug at 120% where the I/O drop-down chooser wouldn't display no matter how I manipulated the GUI. I use output 7/8 on my Indigo for Live and new sets always default to 1/2.
I can't wait to see it on my 32" plasma. This zoom feature is prolly the most useful thing in the whole package. :idea:
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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by jamesp » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:58 pm

Anubis wrote:...I can't wait to see it on my 32" plasma. This zoom feature is prolly the most useful thing in the whole package. :idea:
I'm trying out the Demo now at 115% and would mostly agree. I've loved using Live, but have to admit that I only use it as a DAW. $250 is seeming kinda steep for this kind of zoom.

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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by albotnz » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:36 am

I'm loving the extra space at 88% on my 13.5 inch macbook.... must be one of the more squinty ones around here

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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by Yhtomit » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:57 pm

70% on a 24" iMac :mrgreen:

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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by SubFunk » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:23 pm

100% all aother settings are blury as hell. no idea how someone can use any other setting???

tried different screen resolutions and screen sizes (external from my MBP)
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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by friend_kami » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:30 pm

80% on my 32inch tv, and 100% on my main shit 17 inch monitor.

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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by condra » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:24 pm

SubFunk wrote:100% all aother settings are blury as hell.
no

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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by Daim » Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:56 pm

115% on 24inch cinema display.. 100% is too small at 1900x1200....

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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by channelite » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:45 pm

I've settled on 125 percent on a 23" ACD. Much easier on the eyes. I've been utilizing command option I, B and shift F12 to hide and show inputs, browser and clip detail which is better than showing them all the time at 100 percent.

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Re: What zoom level have you settled with?

Post by longjohns » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:50 pm

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