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Old 6th November 2011, 01:10
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Default Best capture adapter for Macbook

Hi, I read a lot of posts here but can't find a satisfying answer...

I want to broadcast using my HDC-TM800 and my Macbook Pro.

I'd like to use the HDMI output of my camcorder, but it might not be possible.. so in that case I'd go for the A/V output.

So my question is... what adapter is comptatible with my mac laptop (most recent generation) AND with livestream. (webcaster and procaster) Any affordable solution?

Thanks a lot!
RaphaŽl
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Old 13th November 2011, 15:08
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Lightbulb MacBook Pro with Blackmagic Design Intensity Extreme

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I'm looking to buy an HDMI input for my MBP, and the 'intensity extreme' (thunderbolt), looks like my best option.
My plan is to use with Procaster, 2.02.

Anyone using the same kit?

Camera is a Panasonic AG HMC 151.

Thanks!
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Old 13th November 2011, 15:29
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I'm looking to get a Black Magic Design intensity extreme.
Also with a MBP/HDMI from camera.
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Old 15th November 2011, 16:15
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Default MacBook Pro Encoder (Procaster), can it receive an HD signal from...

Either a Pansonic HPX170 or a Sony Anycast production switcher?

In the near future my universities Livestream productions will scale to two cameras (HPX170) and a portable production studio (Sony Anycast System). After review the recent email announcing the Livestream store I noticed that the only certified SDI cards are for Desktops and that Firewire is only good for an SD connection.

I'll be going into the Sony Anycast system through SDI but I am not sure what my "certified" options are for getting an HD signal to the encoding laptop running Procaster.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 15th November 2011, 17:18
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Hi, I read a lot of posts here but can't find a satisfying answer...

I want to broadcast using my HDC-TM800 and my Macbook Pro.

I'd like to use the HDMI output of my camcorder, but it might not be possible.. so in that case I'd go for the A/V output.

So my question is... what adapter is comptatible with my mac laptop (most recent generation) AND with livestream. (webcaster and procaster) Any affordable solution?

Thanks a lot!
RaphaŽl
I would recommend a Canopus ADVC-110 which would take the composite feed from your camera, and connect to your MacBook Pro via firewire. You can find a list of Procaster's certified capture devices here:
http://www.livestream.com/userguide/...tified_Devices

Please note that you would require a tower computer with a HD capture card to stream via HDMI at this time.

Best,
Jason
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Old 16th November 2011, 05:11
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I would recommend a Canopus ADVC-110 which would take the composite feed from your camera, and connect to your MacBook Pro via firewire. You can find a list of Procaster's certified capture devices here:
http://www.livestream.com/userguide/...tified_Devices

Please note that you would require a tower computer with a HD capture card to stream via HDMI at this time.

Best,
Jason


Thanks, Jason.

I currently own a Canopus ADVC 110, and the video quality is not great.

Looking at the list of certified devices, I don't see the Black Magic - 'Intensity Extreme', and reading your post regarding the HDMI can only run on a desktop PC, is making me a bit nervous (I was planning on ordering an 'Intensity Extreme' card today).

The Black Magic (Intensity), web page does mention the use of the card with LiveStream, and the transfer rate/speed of the Thunderbolt connection is very fast.
Any thoughts on the matter?

Many thanks!
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Old 16th November 2011, 11:00
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The Intensity Extreme is not officially supported, but it is detected with the current beta release of Procaster, found at the following URL:

http://www.livestream.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6991

It will only output in High + Medium + Mobile at maximum, pending if you have the newest system, with everything upgraded. Greater functionality will be added in a future Procaster release.

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Old 16th November 2011, 18:38
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I am considering an almost identical set up. How did it work out for you?

Contact me at erika (dot) gronek (at) asu (dot) com
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Old 22nd November 2011, 06:21
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Hi ace4aec,
Tried emailing the above address, but no luck.

Am going live today...will keep you updated.
Will be using my old set-up:
HMC-151
Canopus 110
MBP
And the rest of the kit…which I’m also happy to chat over, if there’s an interest.

Thanks!
TK
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Old 22nd November 2011, 10:47
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Ah, that is because I am an idiot and meant to write .edu instead of .com.

Send me your stream. I can give you feedback.

We just ordered the Intensity Extreme... pre-ordered rather. I am betting on it being supported eventually.
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