Firewire Monitor

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by swwack91, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. swwack91 macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know of any good, FREE video input monitor for the Mac?

    I want to monitor the signal from my video camera via FireWire full screen on my MBP.
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Why? Are you shooting only for web delivery? If you're shooting for viewing on any TV, your laptop screen won't provide what you need for proper monitoring., The computer's gamma and color settings are very different from those of the TV world.

    If you are shooting for web delivery, then the laptop would work, but the resolution displayed would probably be that of the video your shooting ... and that would be much smaller than full screen if your shooting SD and may be too big if you're shooting an HD format.

    -DH
     
  3. swwack91 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i'm shooting for TV & online delivery.

    basically i want to use it because where the camera's going to be it'll be too annoying to use the screen (it's gonna be backed right into a wall).

    also, i need a few other people to see the screen with me.

    for the matter of color being a little off... well the LCD on the camera is off from what it'll be on TV so ... what they hey.
     
  4. swwack91 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    actually... FlipFlop doesn't have any fullscreen features...
     
  5. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    i highly doubt any program like that will have a fullscreen feature.

    that said, maybe use open up an ichat video window?
     

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