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Old March 21st, 2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Macbook Pro as an external monitor

Can I use my Macbook Pro as an external monitor. I tried going from the USB output to the Mac but nothing is detected. What about component out? Nothing there either.

Any ideas?

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Old March 21st, 2011, 07:35 PM   #2
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Hello John,

I d not believe this can be done out of the box without additional material.

I've just ordered a Matrox MXO2 Mini Max, this unit has a HDMI input port, I will see if that does the trick.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 07:02 AM   #3
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Good job on the Matrox Max Dan! I'm anxious to see what that thing can do combined with the NX!
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 12:47 PM   #4
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Hello John,

I d not believe this can be done out of the box without additional material.

I've just ordered a Matrox MXO2 Mini Max, this unit has a HDMI input port, I will see if that does the trick.
Thanks Dan - let me know how that goes.

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Old March 22nd, 2011, 05:33 PM   #5
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Hi John,

I do not know the camera you are using but I have a MacBook Pro and an accessory called EyeTV. I use this to watch and record TV programs. It also has Composite and S-video inputs. I do some Infrared red work using monochrome cameras. These cameras have composite outputs so that I can see (and record) what the camera is seeing on the MacBook. Black Magic market a similar device called the Video Recorder that has a component output as well. I prefer the EyeTV as I can get a full frame picture.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #6
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Can I use my Macbook Pro as an external monitor. I tried going from the USB output to the Mac but nothing is detected. What about component out? Nothing there either.

Any ideas?

Thanks

John
The usb connection on the camera is used to transfer data from your cards into computer using Camera utility software.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 08:33 AM   #7
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Hello John,

I d not believe this can be done out of the box without additional material.

I've just ordered a Matrox MXO2 Mini Max, this unit has a HDMI input port,
I will see if that does the trick.


Thanks Dan - let me know how that goes.

John (Snyder)


Hi Dan,

Did the Matrox MXO2 Mini Max do the trick?

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Old April 17th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #8
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Re: Macbook Pro as an external monitor

At this moment, it does not.

I have not been able to get the image coming the HDMI port of the camera onto my MacBook Pro.

I have to find the right preference parameters, this is going to take me a little while. I've tried for about an hour and have been unsuccessful.

I would have thought it would have been much easier.
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