Can anybody suggest a cheap switcher that can output video to a macbookpro directly?
I bought a MXPRO DV recently for it's ability to output direct to DV. In the project I use it for it's real only use is to direct cameras and record reference cut with nat audio as I roll in camera and post the whole show.
I have now realized that my macbookpro will not recognize the MXPRODV so that function is useless. I know I can buy AD converter but since it's mobile I want as little parts and cables as possible.
I think the AD converter is the way to go. The conversion from a good affordable converter (Grass valley etc.) will be much better than something integrated in a cheap switcher. That also will not dictate your switcher choice, which in that case will be close to none.
It should be easy enough to screw/attach inside a portable rack.