Live Streaming via Canon Vixia HF M31

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ddaprile, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. ddaprile macrumors newbie

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    Ok so I have a major problem and need all the help I can get.

    I have been trying to research what I need to live stream via my Canon Vixia HF M31 camcorder. The canon.com website says that the camcorder cannot be used for live streaming/web cam, but I know there are ways around it.

    It has a component output, mini hdmi output, and usb. I have an early 2008 iMac. I purchased a mini DVI to Video adaptor cable for the iMac but it doesn't seem to work at all for what I need. The camcorder doesn't have any firewire connecter either.

    What I need is to use the camcorder for live streaming to something like uStream. If someone could point me in the right direction, it would be great. Thank you!
     
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  3. foshizzle macrumors regular

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    that elgato looks like it's just composite cables, which would not be the full HD quality and I'm not even sure the camera would output to that.

    I'd checkout something from Blackmagic Design
    http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/

    You want something that'll capture over HDMI or Component cables. Either that or trade the camera in for the Canon that records to miniDV and has a firewire output.
     
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    Only the Intensity Shuttle is capable of HDMI capture and transferring it via USB, but it is only working on Windows right now. The other products have to be added to the computer internally, something the iMac still does not easily allow.
     
  5. ddaprile thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help guys, just wondering if any of these would allow me to live stream into something like Apple's BoinxTV or uStream? It doesnt seem like its very clear on the websites. It seems to me like if I would buy one of these products, that it would have to go through the software they provide and its only to upload video onto the iMac.
     

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