firewire video monitoring

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by skibits, May 20, 2007.

  1. skibits macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2007
    I am trying to find a very cheap and simple solution to outputing video from logic pro to a projector. I am a music producer and know very little in regards to digital video hardware. I am led beleive I need some sort of firewire video converter but finding it difficult to know where to look.

    I have found 3 products that look like they might be what i'm after but need advice. They are: Miglia Director's Cut 'Take 2' (that looks like it's discontinued), Canopus ADVC-55 and Canopus ADVC110.

    Am i way off track?? would really appreciate any help coz I feel I've hit a dead end with my limited knowledge.
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    You'd want something like the Canopus ADVC110 (the 55 only lets you get analog video not your computer) or if you have a friend w/a MiniDV camera odds are you can use that as the digital-to-analog converter.

  3. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    Yeah, the cheapest and simplest solution might be to just hook up a DV camcorder. Don't put a tape in the camera, that will prevent it from auto-shutting off (unless of course your intent is to record the output). Hook up computer to DV-in on the camera, hook up TV (or projector) to analog outputs of the camera. Most modern cameras will automatically transcode the video to the analog outs, though you might need to check if you're looking into one of the bargain-basement units, as this feature is sometimes left out of the lowest-end units to create a reason to upgrade to a higher model.
  4. skibits thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2007
    cheers guys, really appreciate your help!

    I still don't understand why you can't output video from programmes such as final cut/soundtrack pro and logic via the s-video out on powerbooks. That would make a lot of sense to me.

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