Dual Firewire feed?

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  1. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

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    Hello,

    I'm trying to figure out how to stream and record at the same time using one MacBook Pro and a PC laptop if possible.

    Setup is:

    Streaming video from only one camcorder going to the PC laptop for live virtual classroom events and then recording the video using the MacBook Pro as well as one FW cable. I have read that you can't get a FW cable splitter to split the video feed to each (correct me if this isn't true) laptop so I'm wondering what the other options are?

    I also read that I could put the video feed into one of the laptops and then run another FW cable to the other laptop for the streaming however neither have more than one FW port :confused: So without making things complex what is the best way to handle this?

    My only thought is stream from one (the PC laptop) and record (using a second camcorder) using the MBP and FCE. Seems like a tough way to do things but any suggestions are very welcome.
     
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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  3. Artful Dodger thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for that. Just trying to keep this simple as the streaming part of the video won't be in HD just yet. Any brand you prefer over others?
     
  4. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    I know the Canopus one works with QT Pro recording (so that will probably work with your streaming software).
     

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