Capturing and monitoring HDMI

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Craigy, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Craigy macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2003
    New Zealand
    I'm shortly getting a Black Magic Pocket Cinema camera and was wondering if there was a good way in the field to use my macbook pro to act as a external HDMI monitor from the camera, with scopes if possible and also to capture the 10bit 4:2:0 from the camera instead of recording to the SD card.

    Anyone got any experience of doing this?

  2. Menneisyys2, Aug 21, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013

    Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011

    You can purchase HDMI recorders / capturers. I myself use the Elgato Game Capture HD for my articles. Working great - but it's 8bit 4:2:0 H.264 (no Prores) only. Somewhat more expensive (around $300 - see ) is Intensity Extreme from Backmagic (see berndkiltz's post), which also allows for 10-bit ProRes recording at 4:2:2.

    When used as a plain monitor (unless you need it for the Full HD resolution / physical size, which is significantly larger than that of most external HDMI monitors), using such a consumer HDMI capturer + MBP combo would be a huge overkill.
  3. berndkiltz macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2010
    Pfalz, Germany
    I think a filed monitor would be overkill... U know they are not cheap! Geht the Intensity Extreme from Backmagic, and you have your macbook monitor + Capture Device for around 200 Bucks.

    I have the intensity pro in my macpro (pcie) and love it.

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