[mythtv-users] HDMI Capture

Jerry Rubinow jerrymr at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 12:15:45 EDT 2006


>
> Quoting Gene Stapp <genestapp at gmail.com>:
>
> > Graeme Wilford wrote:
> >> On 12/09/06, Steve Daniels <steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Just seen this in the register:
> >>> http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/09/12/blackmagic_hdmi_editing/
> >>> http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/
> >>> Reckon something like that could be used in linux as a capture device
> for
> >>> myth maybe?
> using something like this:
> >> http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=3569 and then throwing it
> >> at the intensity card... ?
> >>
> > I emailed the blackmagic development team about the intensity card. It
> > looks like on the fly compression is doable with a dual core from what
> > they are saying. It's just a driver/codec design thing now. Uncompressed
> > HD would require us to raid 0 about four 500GB drives to have enough
> > storage and transfer speed for 4 hours of 1080i content.
> > here is their reply:
> >
> >
> > The Intensity card has generated quite a lot of interest with the
> > Linux and Open Source community, something which we did not expect.
>

On 9/18/06, list at onnow.net <list at onnow.net> wrote:
>
> This is excellent.  I for one, would be willing to shell out for 8
> drives in a raid and the card.  Whats the next step from here?
> Linux drivers?


Yes,
Linux drivers, and, assuming you don't have HDMI output from your
cable box, something to convert component to HDMI,
like this:

http://www.sewellsupport.com/archives/component-to-hdmi?source=connector

or a DVI to HDMI adapter:
http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/DVI-HDMI_adapters.html#fmhdmi

The advantage with component to HDMI being that there would be no copy
protection issues, although it costs a couple hundred dollars.

-Jerry
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