Using Laptop as Firewire Monitor?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by RetroMan, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. RetroMan

    RetroMan Guest

    Is it possible to use a laptop as an external firewire monitor to
    preview editing projects? This would be indispensable. Any help would
    be appreciated.

    RetroMan, Feb 12, 2005
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    JT Guest

    It depends on what the "editing project" is, hardware wise. If the
    thing at the opposite end of the firewire from the laptop will
    identify itself to the OS in the laptop as a DV source, that will
    JT, Feb 12, 2005
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  3. Have a look into Serious Magic's DV-Rack. You can download a demo and
    play with it, so that should give you an idea. It has built-in WFM,
    vectorscope, programmable zebra, audio-monitor, alarms for
    overexposure and sound-distortion and heaps more. I tried it on my
    main system, just out of curiosity, but it screams for a laptop.
    (note to self: now, if I only hadn't upgraded my VAIO to XP, I would
    still have a functioning firewire-port :( )


    Martin Heffels, Feb 12, 2005
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