Video-Capture for Desktops?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Fluency, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Fluency macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to find a video-capturing device that will record footage from my Xbox 360, but I'm using a desktop (Mac Mini). The two are roughly 10 ft. away from one another, & I'm also using a Samsung HDTV. I've searched the net for solutions, but most of the user-reviews for products relate to laptop usage.

    I'm also trying to stay within a $100-200 budget. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Fluency thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Again, the difference between my question & the overwhelming majority of others relating to the topic, is that I'm using a desktop with a somewhat significant distance between it & the 360 (I can't sit a laptop 2 ft. away from it like most inquiring about the same thing).

    Like I said beforehand, I've searched Google already.
     
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    But the principle is the same, you just need a longer video cable.

    Get an external capture device for composite inputs, there are quite a few on the market for Mac OS X, and get a long composite cable. But ten meters is quite a distance, the signal might deteriorate.

    So none of those threads I pointed out for you have any value for you?
     
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    Okay. Thanks for pointing that out. I'm not used to imperial measurements, as they are quite confusing if one grew up on metric.

    So it's more around 3m. That's better, there are composite cables that long.
     
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