Live Streaming to OSX

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by BrokeButLovinIt, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. BrokeButLovinIt macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2012
    Hi all, I am looking to live stream digital video to my MBP

    Have just had a quick look at Canon Legria series and want similar controls to what can access through EOS utility with my Canon 7D via my mac

    This is for arial video, mounting a camera to the outside of the aircraft while controlling, on/off, zoom, exposure ect from inside the aircraft while also viewing

    What i want to know is what software i can use and with what camera to do this.

    keeping in mind HDMI input on new macbook if that would be useful here

    thanks in advance
    MBP Retina 2.6ghz Quad 8GB 500SSD OSX Lion || HP Pavilion 2.66ghz Dual 4GB 500HDD Win 7 || iPhone 4s || iPad 2 || Canon based photo gear || Assorted other STUFF
  2. ctyhntr macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
    You need to get a HDMI capture card, like the ones here from BlackMagic in order to use thunderbolt port as HDMI input.

    Let me know if you come across anything other than IR remote controls, and LANC controller cables.

    Non retina MacBookPros have Firewire 800 port, and the Canon Vixia HV20,30,40 can be hooked up for livestreaming just by using a firewire cable.
  3. BrokeButLovinIt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2012
    So I can't use the hdmi in the side of my retina?

    Will this allow me to control the camera functions?
  4. ibennetch macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2008
    ctyhntr really addressed this nicely, so I echo everything said there and am just trying to fill in a few gaps.

    You're really asking about two separate functions -- control and recording. I'm not familiar with the Legria series so I won't be able to address the control part in too much detail, but with the LANC port you should be able to do most of the controls you asked about. Not sure about exposure, but the rest should be easy. As for recording, I'm not clearly understanding why you want to record on your MBP -- why not just record directly to the memory card and import it once you land? I'm not aware of any MBP that has HDMI input capabilities, the only option I've ever seen is for output as a second display. And while I don't specifically have the Intensity, I've used plenty of BlackMagic gear and that would have been my suggestion as well.
  5. BrokeButLovinIt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2012
    Yeah they added a port in the Retina models this year
    I'm not specifically looking at the Legria, I've even been looking at the 550D EOS as I've used them before and they use the same sensor as my 7D

    Thanks for your input

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