Help with linking Macbook to LCD projector to run Imovie

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

  1. jennum macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2008
    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


    Sep 28, 2007
    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


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    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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