Connecting External Monitor and HDV Recorder to MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jpruas, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. jpruas macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Hi Guys!
    Fairly new to Mac. Need help on how to connect my macbook pro to an extrenal monitor with no ilink connection (just components, s-video etc) and also a HDV recorder. Could anyone help me out?
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Well, for the monitor, you'd need to get the 'Apple DVI to Video Adapter' that converts your DVI out connection into an S-Video/RCA connection. Then plug an S-Video cable from that adapter to your monitor.

    As for an HDV recorder, do you mean an HDV camcorder, so you can import your HDV footage into your MacBook Pro? If so, you should just plug a FireWire cable from the camera to your MBP.

    If you mean to record content from the MacBook Pro out to HDV, then there are two options... If you just want to record video, you can import your video into iMovie HD (or Final Cut Pro/Express,) and have it play the video back out to your camera. If you want to record the Mac desktop and applications, you'd need a program such as Snapz Pro X (which is currently not Intel compatible,) to record your screen into a movie, THEN use iMovie or Final Cut to send it out to tape.

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