MacBook Pro DVI to 4-pin firewire on DV camcorder ?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by HanaOtafuku, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. HanaOtafuku macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2008
    I have tried to look up the answer but the more I looked the more confused I got. So I decide to get helps directly. :confused:

    I would like to record HD video off the computer screen of my MacBook Pro. I found out I could record the video directly onto a Mini DV Pro camcorder, which supports resolution up to 720p and 1080p. But my school does not have a converter that will allow me to output signal from DVI to the 4-pin firewire port on DV camcorder.

    I am not sure if I only need an adapter as an interface conversion between Mac DVI and DV camcorder? Or I need a video format converter?

    And which model will do the job?
  2. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    DVI to Firewire is not a possible conversion. I think what you are looking for is something to connect the DVI to the video in ports on the camera (probably composite or s-video). That is possible and Apple has a $20 adapter to do that conversion.
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    What about using a screen capture program like Snapz Pro?

  4. HanaOtafuku thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2008
    I tried Snapz. The frame rate was not good if I capture size bigger than 640x480.
  5. Spock macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    That adapter is not HD just an fyi. Composit and s video out.
  6. HanaOtafuku thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2008
    do you mean I can use composite on DV camcorder instead of firewire port? Can someone suggest a model?

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