Using Mini-DVI to Video adaptor to import video.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sicarius, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Sicarius macrumors member

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    Is this possible? Like, from a VCR? Or if one hooked the video part going from a 360 or something into the Mini-DVI part, what would happen? I'd try, but I don't want to catch fire or anything, and I figure someone's tried it. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    No, it's not an input.

    That's why it's called mini-DVI -> Video and not Video -> mini-DVI.

    The mini-DVI port on MacBooks and iMacs, as well as the DVI port on MacBook Pros, Mac Minis and Mac Pros are strictly video-out only.

    You can input video using the firewire port and the appropriate converter box if you want to import video from an analogue source, digital cameras plug straight into the firewire port and if you want to use your 360 you'll need something like the ElGato hybrid TV tuner which has an auxiliary-in port on it but then you'll still have some lag in controlling as the video is converted through the device.

    But you can't input video through the DVI ports on any Mac.
     
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