Display Pilot is a crucial element for DesignVue monitors. This handy piece of software allows you to control every aspect of your monitor from your computer. It also helps automate some valuable tasks.
For example, Display Pilot can help you switch the color space of your monitor based on the application you are using on your computer at that time. Switching between DCI-P3 on Adobe Premier and sRGB on Adobe Illustrator, for example. Another way Display Pilot improves your working efficiency is by creating hotkeys that enable you to quickly switch inputs, color modes, and color spaces from your keyboard. For monitors with a swivel stand for portrait mode, Display Pilot can sense the change and adjust your screen orientation automatically, saving you valuable time when editing photos or working on your next design.
When using the latest Display Pilot version, BenQ DesignVue PD series monitors natively support the Apple M1/M2 platform and do not require the installation of Rosetta virtualization and emulation software. However, there are some limitations. Currently, some Mac devices cannot sync with monitors when using an HDMI port. Therefore, we recommend connecting the monitor via the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port if using Display Pilot is important to your workflow.
Another limitation is that at this moment, some Mac devices can’t recognize two individual monitors with the same model name, as it will lead to the mismatch error on the Display Pilot. While we’re working on a possible solution, we suggest you use the monitor OSD menu or the Hotkey Puck to control each monitor as a workaround and not use the Display Pilot when connecting two monitors with the same model name. We will keep our customers informed once a solution becomes available.
The table below shows detailed information about the compatibility of DisplayPilot and different Mac devices.