Ultrastudio Minicapture for Mac screen capture?

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Ultrastudio Minicapture for Mac screen capture?

PostMon Dec 10, 2012 4:01 am

I'm looking to grab high quality screen capture sessions off my Macbook Pro (early 2012), and thinking of using the new Ultrastudio Minicapture to do this. Is this possible/feasible?

Some of the considerations:
--I imagine I'd need to get a mini displayport to HDMI adapter to output the video from my Mac, which I would then feed into the Ultrastudio Minicapture for capture onto another machine

--I want to grab audio as well as video

--The resolution I'd be running at is old-fashioned: 1024x768 (the size of the app I want to do the capture session of)

Does this seam feasible? The things I'm wondering about are whether I can feed this resolution out via HDMI, and whether the ultrastudio minicapture will capture this specific resolution. Thanks for any thoughts!


Chris Pearse

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Re: Ultrastudio Minicapture for Mac screen capture?

PostMon Dec 10, 2012 6:52 am

Hi Brad,

It's technically possible to capture from a computer's graphics output, but only with broadcast standard video formats such as 1080i (1920x1080) or 720p (1280x720). Computer resolutions such as 1024x768 will not work.

A Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter should be good for the job. Typically it's possible to capture from a Mac's output, I've never had problems myself, but it's possible that compatibility may vary between Mac systems.
Chris Pearse
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Blackmagic Design Japan

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