Capturing live output from laptop


    Aug 28 2006 | 2:46 pm
    Hello,
    I'm trying to capture the live output from a PC Laptop, outputting from Resolume in S-Video, to be able to do something with it with Jitter 1.6 running on a MacBookPro. I tried the Canopus ADVC-100 and did experience some weird pixelisation, and a kind of color distortion (darker color, with much less contrast). The goal is to output the Jitter rendering on a projector in a live set.
    Does anyone knows if the DFG-1394 would be better than the canopus? Or do anyone has an idea of a better setup?
    Thanks!

    • Aug 28 2006 | 3:42 pm
      Any time you go out the s-video output you're going to get major
      distortion like blurred edges and color munging. On a cursory look, I
      noticed that Resolume can transfer data over a network connection:
      http://www.resolume.com/features/networkstreaming.php . This is the
      best solution. I don't know if they have a specific protocol or if
      they even publish it, but this is clearly the way to go. Use a
      crossover cable between the 2 'puters to do this.
      best,
      wes
      On 8/28/06, Pm B wrote:
      >
      > Hello,
      > I'm trying to capture the live output from a PC Laptop, outputting from Resolume in S-Video, to be able to do something with it with Jitter 1.6 running on a MacBookPro. I tried the Canopus ADVC-100 and did experience some weird pixelisation, and a kind of color distortion (darker color, with much less contrast). The goal is to output the Jitter rendering on a projector in a live set.
      > Does anyone knows if the DFG-1394 would be better than the canopus? Or do anyone has an idea of a better setup?
      > Thanks!
      > --
      > Pm B
      >