Updated July 2023
Starting from RightBooth version 7.7.15, you can now run multiple instances of RightBooth to allow you to simultaneously play and interact with multiple events on different monitors connected to the same computer. Details on how to do this can be found at the following places:
The rest of this article explains how you can use 1 instance of RightBooth to show event screens on up to 4 different monitors attached to the same computer. In this arrangement, only one of the monitors can take user input and the others will be displaying non-interactive event screens
RightBooth can make use of up to 4 monitors attached to your computer for displaying screens independently from each other.
Multiple monitor screens will run as a non-interactive slideshow and will be shown at the same time as (and independently to) the main RightBooth recording event on the primary monitor. This can be useful if you want to show information screens, advertising screens, web sites or screens containing videos and photos that are being recorded by users on the Primary monitor.
For example, your primary monitor might be housed inside a booth (or kiosk) with a second monitor outside the booth (or in a separate room) in order to attract passers-by to the system.
To make use of the RightBooth multi monitor features, Windows must be configured to provide an extended desktop. Details on how to do this are outside the scope of this Blog but full details can be found in your Windows Display Settings.
When you have your additional monitors attached to your computer and configured as an extended desktop, you then can turn on and access the RightBooth multi monitor features for a particular event. Here we will show an example of using a second monitor.
To do this in RightBooth:
Notice in the above screenshot, I have also unticked all the Monitor 2 'In progress 'screens (see below).
In progress screens
A number of 'In progress' event screens are included by default on the second monitor: Video, Photo and Printing
These screens will automatically be displayed on the second monitor (and will interrupt the second monitor event screen flow) whenever a video is being recorded, a photo is being taken or printing is occurring.
If you do not want these screen to be included on the second monitor, then you can untick the appropriate checkboxes described earlier.
Note: The 'Video In progress' screen can be useful in helping to reduce the graphics activity of your computer during webcam video recordings.
You can also consider adding a webcam item to the 'In progress' screens.
The webcam item will show a duplicate feed of the webcam camera, allowing Monitor 2 viewers to watch each video being recorded and photos being captured on Monitor 1.
Adding Sequence Items
You may choose to add video, image and sequence items to Monitor 2 screens. During the Monitor 2 slideshow, these items can be designed to show sequences of previously recorded videos, photos and messages, allowing passers-by to watch recordings made earlier by other users.
Note: The above example for Monitor 2 can be repeated for monitors 3 and 4.
Multicasting is a feature that lets you replicate any screen from the Primary monitor onto one or more of the other monitors attached to your computer.
For example, when users are taking photos on the primary monitor you might want to display the 'Show photo' event screen on the other monitors. To do this:
In the following example, we have a system configured with 2 monitors and we are multi-casting the 'Show photo' screen onto monitor 2:
And here is a video showing what happens with this multicast setup: