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Component video out for Mac?

February 16, 2010 | 10:10 pm

Dear List,

I’m working on an installation which is going to a 9-screen LCD video wall, and the guy responsible for the hardware says I’m going to need a graphics card with component video out (or, second choice, some kind of DVI-component converter). I’ll be using a new Mac Pro tower — has anyone had any experience with hardware of this sort, or any recommendations?

Thanks,

M


February 17, 2010 | 8:54 am

Hey Matt,

I’ve used this before – maybe it or another Canopus version will work for you?

http://www.amazon.com/Canopus-TWINPACT-Digital-Video-Converter/dp/B000K3HT1K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1266396564&sr=8-2

best,
Zachary


February 17, 2010 | 1:27 pm

thanks, Zach. (I’m using one of those do do analog video -> FW in, actually.) What I need is ’3-wire component’ (which I had never heard of, but apparently it embeds H & V information in two of the colors). The only things I’ve seen on the market that support that internally are video editing cards, which aren’t really graphics cards — no RAM, no openGL support, etc. So it looks like some high-end device is needed, but I have no idea what it is…

M


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