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Tom Gillen
Using HDMI port for video/audio input
on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:24:09 am

I noticed there is a greyed-out choice for video input, either HD HDMI or HDMI SD. How can I activate those since my MacBook Pro doesn't have firewire. My Sony Z7 has an HDMI out port. Thanks!



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Floh Peters
Re: Using HDMI port for video/audio input
on Aug 27, 2015 at 8:24:55 am

If you have a Kona or Matrox Card/Box that has HDMI inputs, the selection will be available.



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Tom Gillen
Re: Using HDMI port for video/audio input
on Sep 6, 2015 at 2:15:15 am

Hi Floh,
I can't use a card because I have either an iMac or a MacBook Pro. So if I buy the Matrox box, I input SDI or HDMI into it and when it outputs HDMI into the MacBook, Media100 will allow input that way? It just turns on automatically? Why will it not work directly from the camera? I don't get it.... Oh - Or is it because of the supplied software that comes with the Matrox that turns it on?
Tom



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Tom Gillen
Re: Using HDMI port for video/audio input
on Sep 6, 2015 at 2:21:32 am

Floh - Will the AJA Hi-5 mini converter work? It is SDI to HDMI and there's a downloadable software program for it.



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Tom Gillen
Re: Using HDMI port for video/audio input
on Sep 6, 2015 at 2:43:49 am

Floh - I just found a Grass Valley product the something -50 that converts HDMI to firewire HDV. I think this will work for me.
Thanks



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Floh Peters
Re: Using HDMI port for video/audio input
on Sep 6, 2015 at 8:18:36 pm

[Tom Gillen] "f I buy the Matrox box, I input SDI or HDMI into it and when it outputs HDMI into the MacBook, Media100 will allow input that way? It just turns on automatically? Why will it not work directly from the camera? I don't get it.... Oh - Or is it because of the supplied software that comes with the Matrox that turns it on?"

The MacBooks and iMac do not have a hdmi input by default. You need some sort of interface that provides a HDMI input to activate the selection within Media 100.

The SDI-HDMI converter you mentioned is just that, a converter that generates HDMI signals from HD-SDI, but not an interface or capture card for a computer.

The HDMI to FireWire converter could work, though.



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Tom Gillen
Re: Using HDMI port for video/audio input
on Sep 6, 2015 at 9:15:32 pm

Thanks Floh. I think I will go with the Grass Valley unit.



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