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Evan Howell
Is live stream from PMW-200 into MacBook Pro via. FireWire possible?
on Feb 26, 2013 at 3:38:17 am

Hi, can this be done? I've read a few posts elsewhere that say this is a problem, at least for the EX-1, via HD FireWire. But as far as I know, the two cams are essentially identical. I've also read I need to shoot in FAT. Questions, questions.

Can someone recommend what I need to worry about? Or do? The potential client wants a live stream from my camera into the computer via FireWire for a google 'chat room.' The stream will go for about 3 hours.

Thanks very much in advance.


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Ian Cook
Re: Is live stream from PMW-200 into MacBook Pro via. FireWire possible?
on Feb 26, 2013 at 3:26:33 pm

yes, this is possible, just make sure:

-FAT (EX) mode
-record format is a 25 Mbps SP codec
-i.LINK = enabled in OTHERS menu
-i.LINK IO option selected in Video Set-->SDI/HDMI/i.LINK IO Select


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Craig Seeman
Re: Is live stream from PMW-200 into MacBook Pro via. FireWire possible?
on Feb 26, 2013 at 4:14:49 pm

Since you don't mention the age of the MBP, if it has Thunderbolt you can use a Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder and go HD-SDI straight out of the camera. If you do have an older Core2Duo MBP be aware that encoding HDV for a live stream is processor intensive.



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Evan Howell
Re: Is live stream from PMW-200 into MacBook Pro via. FireWire possible?
on Mar 3, 2013 at 3:25:36 pm

Thank you for the confirmation!


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