How to capture one screen from one mac to another.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Hakimm, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Hakimm macrumors member

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    I want to 'screenshare' from one computer but something less cpu intensive then the screen sharing application on macs. Im looking into a hardware alternative, i've heard about capture cards can anyone explain how it would work?

    Also i have tried using fire 800 cables and using livedv program to do this but the quality was really poor, does anyone know why?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    The built in screen sharing on Mac is NOT CPU intensive.

    Recording a high resolution display is CPU intensive. So if you want to do that, then turn the resolution down to 1024x768 on both machines or something like that.
     
  3. rwwest7 macrumors regular

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    Yes, screen sharing is great and NOT cpu intensive.
     
  4. Hakimm thread starter macrumors member

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    okay not cpu intensive or i dont know the terms but the quality isnt high enough for me. IS there a hardware alternative i could use?
     

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