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Old February 27th, 2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Z1u as deck into Projector

Hope this is the right place to post this:

Seeking a solution or opinions: I have a small 5 min video in a FCP (720x480 DV NTSC Timeline) Have to project this with a standard projector on a white wall for a live music performance.

Option 1 (easy) I could record the timeline back onto my camera (Z1u) and use the component outs of the camera into the VGA port of the projector (using an adaptor) or;

Option 2 (a little more difficult) I could lug my iMac G5 and my Gliph drive over there and play it direct from the timeline out of the video out port of the Mac into the VGA port of the projector.

If the camera option will look good and there is not too much difference between that and option 2, then I'd just as soon go with that since it will save me a lot of hassle and about $45 dollars in cab fare. But if it seems there will be a marked improvement to the projection using the FCP timeline from the iMac to the projector, then I will bite the bullet as I do want it to look good after all I guess.

Thanks very much for any and all input. Again, sorry if this is not the right place to post this as it falls in several categories.
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Old February 28th, 2009, 01:36 AM   #2
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The projector is the weak link in your chain. In effect, the quality of the projected image will be no different whether you play it back using a camera or computer...so go with the camera for ease. And forget the component cable and adapter as well. Just run the composite cable from the camera straight to the projector.

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Old February 28th, 2009, 05:04 AM   #3
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This really does help.

Thanks Alec!
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Old February 28th, 2009, 07:31 AM   #4
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I totall agree with Alec Moreno!

Duane an offtopic question cause i saw you r from the city: how come in those little stores in Manhattan you can find very unreal cheap prices for the electronic stuff?I remember seeing a z1u 4 2000$;how come?Is it stuff that works good or what?
Sorry if i hijacked the conversation:)
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