Our cameras (NXCAM) have no firewire output.
Has anyone overcome this problem.
I thought I read that there was a future change to allow HDMI?
Please let us know the following information i.e. which version of OnLocation, is it a laptop or desktop, Do you have any web cam attached on the machine, has it everworked, is not working with any particular device or issue is with all devices, what is the operating system you are using?
For live monitoring and recording, OnLocation works only with FireWire inputs. I'm not at liberty to discuss whether a given feature is under development.
As for how to get live video from a camera with HDMI output into OL, there are hardware devices that take in uncompressed video via one or more types of connections, encode the video, and output the encoded stream via FireWire. Not having worked with any of them, I cannot recommend one specifically--or even remember the make/model for such a device. That said, I'm pretty sure you'll find this kind of thing at Blackmagic Design and AJA.
Thank you. That is very helpful. We will go the converter route.
We moved all our production now to four NX5's so it doesn't look like we will ever be going back to anything with a firewire output.
BTW, now with the HDMI output we are using 26" high def TV's for monitors on all the cameras. What a huge step up. There is significantly less need for the vectorscope.
Is there a way to bypass the need for firewire when neither device has a firewire port? I bought a new Sony HDR-AX2000 and I would like to use my Asus laptop for OnLocation, but neither have firewire ports. Both the camera and the laptop have USB as well as HDMI ports. I was looking into the Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/. Will this work to adapt my camera to OnLocation? I contaced Blackmagic and they said that OnLocation was "not on their list of supported programs". Does anyone know from the Adobe end of the equation if this is what I need? If not, is there anything else out there that might work? I'm not looking at using OnLocation for capturing so much as I am wanting to use it for it's light-metering capabilities if that makes any difference.
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