Using 27" iMac as display monitor for Video Camera?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by davidnssbm, May 11, 2010.

  1. davidnssbm macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2009
    I'm not talking about while editing, I mean on set while shooting with a video camera. Is there a way to use the iMac as a field monitor?

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    What outputs does your camera have? I think it's possible but you need an adapter
  3. ADent macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    If it is NTSC then there are USB video input things.

    If it is HDMI then you can use a $150 adapter if you can set the camera for 720p.
  4. davidnssbm thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2009
    my camera is the HPX170 and has component and HDSDI.

    I also plan on using a small 9" monitor for the cinematographer near the camera. his camera and that small monitor have HDMI. can I bi-link the iMac to the 9" monitor with the HDMI?

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