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Dale Spetz
hdmi capture?
on Apr 19, 2010 at 9:42:35 pm

I just purchased a new Asus laptop that has no firewire port. It does, however, have hdmi.

Is it possible to capture from my HV20 via the laptop's HDMI port?

Or, is it possible to capture in USB via a firewire-to-usb adapter (if they exist)?

I am very surprised to see firewire missing from this new computer.


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Bob Dix
Re: hdmi capture?
on Apr 19, 2010 at 10:30:15 pm

Check the Canon HV20 manual, I doubt you can capture using a HDMI Port this is usually OUT only.The Hv20 has a HDMI Port to connect to a Sony 1920x1080i TV for full High Definition and it looks sensational when done correctly.

The only thing I can suggest is that you capture normaly on desktop and transfer the file to the laptop for final editing ?
The ASUS laptop may not be up to the job unless it meets the Min Specs for High Definiton Editing ?

Freelance Imaging & Video
AUSTRALIA


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Brian Louis
Re: hdmi capture?
on Apr 21, 2010 at 11:07:05 am

you can use a firewire to usb adapter, but it may not be too reliable, if your laptop has a express card slot, a firewire express card adapter can be more stable, also if your laptop has a eSata port, a external esata II harddrive can be a good asset for editing, also available for use if you have a express card slot is a Matrox MX02 mini, it has the capability for HDMI capture and HDMI playback for external video monitoring on a HDMI capable HDTV also it can capture analog from a tape player for archiving to dvd


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Norman Willis
Re: hdmi capture?
on Apr 23, 2010 at 4:43:32 pm


Hey Dale.

For whatever little it might be worth, I bought one of those express card slot readers to read SDHC cards quick-quick-quick. The only thing they do not tell you is that you have to reboot the machine with the SDHC card in the slot, or it often won't recognize the card. I would assume that goes for CF cards as well.

I finally just got a simple, cheap little SDHC-to-USB card reader similar to this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Class-Memory-Reader-TS8GSDHC6-P2/dp/B002MY8...

and CF to USB like this one:

http://www.amazon.com/SterlingTeks-POWWER-Compact-reader-Digital/dp/B002PJ3...

They are not super quick, but they seem to work well enough, and I don't have to reboot.

I hope that is helpful.



Norman Willis
http://www.nazareneisrael.org


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Dale Spetz
Re: hdmi capture?
on Apr 23, 2010 at 5:36:42 pm

I ended up switching the Firewireless laptop for another with Firewire (and an expresscard slot). I did not see any viable way to capture HDV without Firewire.

I was surprised to see Firewire disappearing from current laptops.

This is not my primary editor, but I do want to have the capability of capturing HDV when remote.

Thank you for the replies!



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Brian Louis
Re: hdmi capture?
on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:17:14 pm

[Dale Spetz] "I was surprised to see Firewire disappearing from current laptops"
With alot of consumer camcorders going tapeless, manuf see it as a cost cutting option



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Norman Willis
Re: hdmi capture?
on Apr 27, 2010 at 2:09:39 pm

Yeah. My Canon HF S10's (which were considered the 'top of the line' prosumer cams at one time) came with a USB link, and no firewire. I think now they expect you either to use the USB, or to take out the SDHC card, and put it in the reader slot (which is faster anyhow).

If you really want to capture via HDMI (say with uncompressed/raw), I think both Black Magic Design and AJA make capture cards; and you can get adapters for the Express Card slot.

Norman Willis
http://www.nazareneisrael.org


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