Posts Tagged ‘HDMI

04
Dec
09

capture ps3 video for fcp editing

A bit shaky, I found this video tutorial after a perusing the machinima.com forums.  The Hauppage HD PVR seems to be the solution to my latest video capture quandary production tangent.

From the Hauppage website:

Record formats

There are three H.264 formats you can choose when recording a video:

  • .TS, which is a generic ‘transport stream’ compatible with many digital media players
  • .M2TS, which is compatible with the Sony Playstation3
  • .MP4, which is compatible with the XBox360

Seems to be the quickest, cheapest way to get HD video capture of Assassin’s Creed 2 out of my PS3 and into FCP.  I think I will need to boot my MacBook Pro using Boot Camp Windows XP to control the Hauppage. I’ll let you know how it works out once I pony up the cash and get to play with it.

Or I can spend $189.50 and capture the HDMI signal straight in to FCP as Apple ProRes, but not sure how that would work for playability.  Hrmmm…

proactively • machinima-ing • peter

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07
Apr
08

Dual Display Downer

So I’ve slowly been reassembling my home edit and color grading suite and yesterday I finally rebooted my dual 2.7 GHz Powermac G5 and connected my new Dell 2408WFP 24″ LCD Monitor. This monitor combines with my slightly older Dell 2407WFP 24″ LCD monitor for a (potentially) sweet setup. I really like the addition of HDMI inputs in the 2408 model. As far as I can tell, the Dell 2408WFP is the smallest and cheapest 1080p monitor on the market at the moment.

Already I can see the green left to right cast on the 2408 that had been reported on the FCP-L and with both displays side by side with Mac OS X Medium Grey for the background, the 2407 seems to have an even red cast and to be slightly dimmer than the 2408. Hopefully the some kind of Spyder calibration will be able to reasonably balance these two displays. A quick search shows me the Spyder 2 has been upgraded to the new Spyder 3 Elite that I might need to get my hands on. But I dunno, seen a couple of negative reviews on Amazon of the Spyder 3 and the Spyder 2 Pro is still a solid product. A successful color calibration will be crucial for using my Matrox MXO to monitor grades in Color.

Additionally, there are tiny green specs showing up on the 2408 which I think stem from limits on the ATI X800XT graphics card although I don’t no for sure if this is the case or if Dell shipped me a bad display. I’ve also experienced drastic horizontal banding on the 2408 while displaying 1920×1200 resolution. After having been powered on for 24 hours the horizontal banding has not re-occured…

If anyone out there stumbles on this and has experienced similar issues your input is much appreciated!

proactively • peter




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