jit.qt.grab doesn't show dv camera on reboot

    Feb 23 2010 | 4:16 am
    I'm making a greenscreen installation with a standard definition DV camera. The computer is a mac mini with a fully updated 10.6. The camera is attached to the mac mini by a 9pin Firewire 800 to 4pin Firewire 400 cable. Max is version 5.1.3.
    When the camera is left on and the computer is rebooted, if I open up a jit.qt.grab component, the stream is black until I unplug and replug the firewire cable. The jit.qt.grab opens without errors. Opening, closing, and reopening the component doesn't do anything.

    • Feb 23 2010 | 6:55 pm
      It turned out it was the camera (either the model or the camera itself.) It was a Panasonic PV-GS200 and I swapped it for a Panasonic PV-GS320 and now it's fine.
    • Mar 02 2010 | 11:13 am
      Hi , You can take a look of the help file of jit.qt.grab, there is a message command called something like get device. Then it will output a list of Device name (put it to a umenu), then feedback to jit.qt.grab to change your device.