Capture firewire stream using iMovie?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Soundburst, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006
    Hey guys,

    Was just wondering can iMovie record a live stream from a firewire input?

    I have a Canopus Twinpact 100 and I'm planning on doing to recording of my screen as I play with audio and designed based interfaces I've created.

    I'm going to connect the iMac (using an adapter) to the RGB input on the device. . .then use firewire out of the canopus into an iMac that will be used to record my own screen.

    Is this possible in iMovie?

    Thanks a lot. :)
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Firewire will not give you more than 720 x 576, and your Mac surely has a bigger resolution. It would be easier to use screen recording software, Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) has it built into QuickTime X.

    MRoogle on "screen recording software"
  3. Soundburst thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006

    The iMac has a screen resolution of 1680x1050 and even using software like iShowU HD Pro the iMac can't cope with recording 720p 30FPS. I need an exact recording of the screen with no jerky movement - that's why I need the external card :(

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