Projector's VGA output to my Macbook?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by watubbenson88, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. watubbenson88 macrumors newbie

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    I've got a Dell 2300 projector and a Macbook/dvd player/VCR/sega genesis hooked up to it. I'm trying to capture the video output of all these things (simultaneously with the audio, if at all possible) and run it into my Macbook.
    What sort of cables and/or hardware/software might I need?

    I've spent some time on google and such but all my searches pull up are "macbook to projector" instructions.

    Thanks!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Not without some sort of tuner peripheral that would serve as the input to your Macbook (probably via USB).
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Does the projector have an output?
    I guess not, thus you have to connect devices individually. Depending on their outputs, you can use a simple VGA to Composite adapter and use a USB device recording the signal via a Composite input.
    If it is more complicated, you can use this, if you have a Tunderbolt port.
     
  4. martinX macrumors 6502a

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    Try something from Epiphan.

    It depends on your budget. Capturing composite, as simsaladimbamba has suggested, is the least expensive but low res. Going up in res costs money though.
     
  5. watubbenson88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. The projector has a VGA output but I'm not sure how I should route that back into my computer.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    If it really is it an OUTPUT, you can use one of the devices we spoke of, depending on what quality you want.
     

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