Hi Steinberg / everyone,
When Cubase 10 got released last November, I was pretty excited about the HiDpi option (finally!), which was featured in the advertisements.
But disappointing to see it’s been unusable to me (and lots of others).
I have a HP Z43 4K (42.5" 3840x2160) monitor and a BenQ 32" 4K monitor, running Cubase 10 Pro on Windows 10.
The only choice we have is 100% or 200% HiDpi scaling:
Using 100% scaling, the font is too small to work (even on the huge HP Z43!).
Using 200% scaling, everything is way too big and it takes up too much screen estate (even on the BenQ 32").
So right now, there’s no way to use Cubase 10 Pro with HiDpi. I suppose 90% of Cubase Windows HiDpi users have the same issue.
In almost every setup, 125% or 150% scaling makes so much more sense.
Please check S1 4.5, the way they implemented HiDpi/Scaling is perfect.
I’m actually doing almost all work in “another” DAW because of this.
Cubase 10 is amazing, but I really hope a solution will come soon.
Why was this choice made (technical limitation?), only 100% or 200% scaling?
Will there be more scaling options in a next maintenance update? Or do we have to wait for the next .5 or even .0 update?
In my opinion, users who use Cubase professionally have the right to know where Steinberg is heading with HiDpi, so they can make the right choice (to avoid frustration).
As a Cubase user for over 22 years (owning multiple Cubase licenses) and working in IT, I would be happy to test/help in case there’s already a bèta version with more scaling options.