laptop as monitor?

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

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    NerdRevenge Guest

    The problem is when using IEEE-1394 the camera has to be in a 'VCR' mode and
    not recording, while using the USB out the camera has to be in PC mode (web
    NerdRevenge, Jun 9, 2005
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    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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  3. Don't some (most?) camcorders send DV out the Firewire port even
    while in camera/recording mode?
    Richard Crowley, Jun 9, 2005
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    ptlansworth Guest

    Well,I've seen video to VGA (monitor cord) convertors, which would
    definitly work on a regular computer, but I'm not as sure for a laptop.
    These things sell for under $100. Heres a link if youre interested
    (this site has like five different models):
    ptlansworth, Jun 9, 2005
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    NerdRevenge Guest

    My bad you are correct. I was thinking of one of my cameras that has both
    USB and Firewire. It does not seem to broadcast video that way
    NerdRevenge, Jun 9, 2005
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    harryfechner Guest

    harryfechner, Jun 9, 2005
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    Hobbit #37 Guest

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    GeekBoy Guest

    On Windows XP just click on My Computer then the camera will be listed as an
    item then click on the camera icon and the image will come up.
    GeekBoy, Jun 9, 2005
  9. They work on a regular VGA-Display but you will not find a VGA-input
    on a computer or a laptop
    Martin D. Bartsch, Jun 9, 2005
  10. Seeing the differences between computerscreens and videoscreens
    (colorspace, contrast, interlace versus progressive), you would have a
    bigger viewfinder but you could not judge the image
    Martin D. Bartsch, Jun 9, 2005
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