Getting a Mini and I need accessory advice.

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  1. GreyFox1221 macrumors regular

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    I want to do video capture so in time I will get an external VCC and and External HD. I am a new mac user. Also by that time will it come standard with Tiger?
     
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    It will ship with Tiger come next week.

    I'm not sure what you mean by a VCC, but if that is a TV tuner or similar, Elgato is making a version of the ATI TV Wonder called EyeTV Wonder. Elgato also makes other tuners for digital TV and such, but their site is inaccessible to me right now :confused:

    For an external hard drive, you might find this matching combined external hard drive, USB hub and Firewire hub interesting.
     
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    OK, then the EyeTV wonder is what you want, right?
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Or are you talking about converting high-quality analog video from a motion camera to video? Or camcorder stuff? Might eventually be cheaper and less painful to get a FW camcorder if it's the last one.

    BTW, is it an issue to use FW both to pull digital video off a camera and push it onto a hard drive at the same time, particularly when you only have one FW bus?
     
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    According to another thread it seems like it could cause quality issues.
     
  7. GreyFox1221 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I want to capture from my Xbox. Ironic I know.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Doesn't the XBox do DVI? Is there an easier / less lossy way to capture DVI?
     
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    although this is against the premise of this whole post forum, I would suggest getting a g5 because it is way more apt at video editing. Also, I have a very good AlchemyTV capture card. It has a cable tuner, S-video in and yellow component + audio in cables. Unfortunately, I don't think that would work with the mac mini! Other than that, I would go with the EyeTV also, if you get the mini. Also, maybe u should wait until when everyone has been hoping for possible multi -core versions of apple processors to come out (Wasn't it rumored for some time in april/may?)
     

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