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    Posted by Gary Goldblum on July 1, 2019 at 4:57 pm


    I have two questions regarding video. I film depositions which often last many hours. This type of work requires that I capture to two devices. Currently I film to P2 cards and a DVD recorder. I imagine DVDs will eventually be phased out.

    1) I’m looking for a way record compressed files (.mpeg4 or .h264). I have heard about a device from Black Magic Studios that can compress files on the fly ( I have read that it isn’t the most reliable product. I would love to find a product like the Atomos Ninja ( which records in a compressed format. Ideas?

    2) I use an older Mac Book Pro (2010) as my video monitor. I realize a computer wasn’t designed to be a video monitor, but for depositions it works just fine. I also use a Canopus analog to digital video convertor which allows me to use Quicktime to see video from numerous connections. The Canopus is attached to my computer using a Firewire cable, which is no longer used on newer computers….So what are my options for getting video into a newer computer (USB3/Thunderbolt/Ethernet)? I’d love to ditch the Canopus box altogether and just use a cable. A lot of cables require you to use a specific software (Elgato) which I don’t want to do. Is there a way to use an iPad as a video monitor?

    Thank you for any help.



    Gary Goldblum replied 4 years, 9 months ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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