PCI Cards

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jamesedward, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. jamesedward macrumors member


    Jun 22, 2010
    Are all pci cards compatible with mac?

    I've not looked it to this yet, so I'm totally in the dark.
    basically I am interested in looking at a video capture card, any advise

  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Nope not really. Which card are you looking at or do you want a rec on which card you should buy? Either case, what MacPro do you own?
  3. aliot macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2008
    Answer is yes and no.
    If you really need to use pci gear, you can try those pci extension box like magma's. BUT without drivers, nobody can say you pci card will work or not.
    ;)I know lots of music producers using magma's extension box to run their PCIX protools card.I hope this info helps a bit
  4. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

    Mar 1, 2010
    The blackmagic intensity card is a good capture pci card for Mac Pro. Its capable of up to HD capture with different inputs.
  5. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    What sources are you looking to capture from? Do you need to also output to a broadcast monitor and/or a tape deck?

    Knowing those things will help choose the right capture card.

    Companies like BlackMagic and AJA make several capture cards compatible with the Mac Pro.

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