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Capturing Mac Output

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:48 pm
by bcobos
Working on building a new streaming setup for our church using a ATEM HD. In wanting to capture output from our main iMac, can I simply go from mini display HDMI adapter -> HDMI -> ATEM HD Switcher? or do I need some kind of converter or something in between the iMac and the ATEM HD? Thanks!

Re: Capturing Mac Output

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:18 am
by Roman Pytkin Pekarek
Yes .. But U must corectly set output on MAC for same resolution as ATEM .. for example 1080i50 , 1080p50 , 720p59.98 .. etc etc ..

Re: Capturing Mac Output

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:04 am
by Larry_KHCC
Just a Roman said, you can go from mini display port to HDMI as long as the resolution for that output, presumably a second screen, is set to the same res as the ATEM.

In some testing I was doing this setup worked consistently well. I was using 1080p.

Re: Capturing Mac Output

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:10 pm
by scotmacman
Tip: In System Preferences > Displays on your Mac, hold down the option key and press 'Scaled' to see a wider list of resolution options than you might otherwise see.

Re: Capturing Mac Output

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:58 am
by Larry_KHCC
scotmacman wrote:Tip: In System Preferences > Displays on your Mac, hold down the option key and press 'Scaled' to see a wider list of resolution options than you might otherwise see.


Great tip! Thanks SMM.
Larry

Re: Capturing Mac Output

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:30 pm
by bcobos
Thanks to everyone for their tips and replies; appreciated!

Re: Capturing Mac Output

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:05 am
by edward_mantle
Just chiming in - had a similar issue last year and discovered some software (paid) called SwithResX which gives you a broad range of forced resolutions. This has allowed me to use it to feed happily into all sorts of BM gear.