Help with linking Macbook to LCD projector to run Imovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jennum, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. jennum macrumors newbie

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    I have been working on a kids video with ILife 08 software in Imovie - now need to get that movie onto a DVD and playing through an LCD projector. Apple rep told me to buy mini-DVI to VGA adaptor but there were a couple of other adaptors. Are adaptors LCD projector specific - also want to use my Macbook when giving presentations to different companies and don't want to have any last minute surprises.
     
  2. 321estrellas macrumors 6502

    321estrellas

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    Don't MacBooks come with a miniDVI-VGA adapter? Maybe it was just my Macbook Pro?

    Yes, you should get the miniDVI-VGA adapter. That should work on just about every projector. I would have also thought about getting a miniDVI-DVI adapter but I got screwed over when I tried to hook it up to my friend's new projector (Dell with HDMI, so you know it's gotta be good) and it was a different DVI connection?? It was weird. So VGA is the safest way to go...
     
  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Hmmmm... My MBP didn't come with a DVI to VGA adapter. I had to buy one separately to connect it to an older CRT monitor.

    HDMI is backward compatible with DVI because it uses the same TMDS signaling for video. To connect a DVI signal to an HDMI-equipped projector, you just need a DVI-HDMI adapter (in addition to a Mini DVI to DVI adapter if you're running a MacBook or iMac). They're around $15.
     

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