Happy Holidays, everybody!
I am trying to open two Firewire cameras (a Canon GL2 and a Panasonic
DVX100) at the same time with two jit.qt.grab objects. I am using a
Kramer 4-port FW hub since the MacBook Pro has only one FW input.
Last night I was unable to open both at once but could open each
independently. (I know that you have to use the IIDC FireWire
driver) for this to work. It went something like this:
* plug in both cameras
* open a [jit.qt.grab], select the IIDC Firewire Video driver, select
one camera (both showed up in the input list).
* send "open" to the second grab object. Despite selecting the IIDC
driver, the other camera would not show up in the input list. I got
an error message in the Max window, which, er, I did not save. (It
was in the heat of battle just before the show....) It was one of
the standard jit.qt.grab errors I've seen before. :-/
I also tried plugging in and opening the cameras one at a time. No
luck. Also tried opening one of the cameras with the DV driver to
see if that would let me open the other with IIDC -- no luck.
I won't have access to both cameras again until January. In the
meantime, any suggestions to get this working -- besides "get a
mixer" -- would be much appreciated. Thanks!