laptop as monitor? (correct email address)

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by dicklaurent, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. dicklaurent

    dicklaurent Guest

    hi there,
    I'd like to know if it's possible to use a laptop (I have a IEEE1394 and
    some USB2 input ports) as a monitor for my camcorder (sony HDR-FX1E)
    while shooting.
    thank you
    replay at : sammy.paravan(at)
    dicklaurent, Jun 9, 2005
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  2. dicklaurent

    Matt Guest

    You possibly could use your laptop as a monitoring device in one of a
    couple of ways. I've not actually used an HDR-FX1 so bear with me if
    these suggestions don't work with your camera. Firstly have you tried
    taking your IEEE1394 output from the camera into the laptop and
    attempting to preview the digital capture on your editing software, not
    sure if this will work but worth a try, how you actually do this
    depends on what software you're uisng. Secondly if you want to simple
    take an analogue output from your camera, eg S-video then you'l need to
    purchase and A/D (analogue to digital) converter and this should fit to
    either USB 2 or IEEE1394 easily, remember if you use this route to
    check if the hardware you purchase is compatible with you're system
    (depending on wheter you're on Mac or PC).

    Hope this helps, Matt
    Matt, Jun 9, 2005
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