Recording video output to computer

not sure if this has been discussed but i use blackmagic grabbers because they have multi-style adapters for a variety of inputs and and HDMI in and that seems to cover all bases presently. I cannot speak to 4K

For Black Magic users make sur eyou have the latest software and i found that if i go through EVERY SINGLE setting 1080i/p–>X i find one that works. It might be exhaustive but then i have the format that the grabber likes. for example with a previous installation i was working on it was 1080p 24 and it looked nice

is it the blackmagic mini recorder you’re using?

so you have a Black Magic device working? would you mind sharing exact model and software you are using?

Intensity Pro:

Name: Intensity Pro
Type: Video
Driver Installed: Yes
Bus: PCI
Slot: Slot-3
Vendor ID: 0xbdbd
Device ID: 0xa117
Subsystem Vendor ID: 0xbdbd
Subsystem ID: 0xa117
Revision ID: 0x0000
Link Width: x1
Link Speed: 2.5 GT/s

on mac el capitan Dual Quad Core Mac with
64 GB 1066 MHz DDR3
AMD Radeon HD 7950 3072 MB

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I am trying to run my ETC and my laptop into a Roland V-1HD video mixer via HDMI, the mix is being fed into a TV also via HDMI. I want to be able to record my video mixes with my Elgato HD60 game capture device but it does not seem to recognize the output from the video mixer when I hook up the capture device between the mixer and the television. The USB of the Elgato is being run back into same computer that is being fed into the mixer, but I get no feedback in the Game Capture software. The mixer is set to output at 720p.

Do you guys have any suggestions, or do you think I am SOL, and need to go a different route to record video? Thanks!

I don’t understand the setup exactly, but this should work. We record output of V-1HD with the elgato all the time. Did you try both outputs of the V-1HD? (one is OUTPUT and one is PREVIEW, which is the same but it has the menu overlays) now that I think about it we usually run 1 output to a TV or projector and the other to the elgato, so that might be something to try.

Let me try to explain the setup a little better. I want to mix live visuals from my ETC and video footage from my laptop as a secondary video source. I have turned off mirroring so that I can see the video from my laptop only on the TV monitor that is receiving output from the video mixer, but I am still able to control software from my laptop screen.

So the ETC and my laptop are being used as video inputs into the Roland mixer, with the mixer being run into the Elgato, but I can’t seem to get the Elgato to be recognized in the Game Capture software. The device shows up as connected to computer but says “No Signal.”

When you say you have one output hooked up to the TV, and the other to the Elgato, do you mean that there is an HDMI going directly into the TV from the output slot, and another HDMI from the preview slot to the IN slot on the Elgato? My Elgato is then connected via USB back into the same laptop but the output is not being picked up by the software.

Your setup make sense.

The answer to your question above is ‘yes.’

Are you sure you connected the V-1HD’s output to the input of the Elgato? (and not the Elgato’s preview/thru jack)

I also responded to your emails to us. You said the ETC works with the Elgato hardware/software directly. And assuming your connections are all correct, this is probably a question for the Elgato and/or Roland companies. We’ve never tried using the same computer to generate visuals and record incoming visuals simultaneously (though this doesn’t sound too crazy :crazy_face:).

Hi everyone. I have parallel doubts. Sorry for my English, being not a native speaker, II’ll try to be as clear as possible. I own an ETC and I’ve been using vjaying softwares for a few weeks now to integrate the results in my musical project. As there is no hdmi input on my MacBook pro, is there a way to integrate the output of my etc into my vjaying software, I’d love to blend the output of my ETC with the rest of my computer generated visuals in order to map the result with Madmapper. is there a device that could help me do that? So far I ve been using a webcam to capture and insert the ETC in the visual mix but I quite logically have latency issues. Since it reacts to the music I make, it doesn’t work the way I d like. Thanks a lot in advance for your help!

Hi @Jerome

You can use a Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle to get the ETC imagery into other programs like Adobe Premiere, Quicktime, Resolume Arena, etc. Here are some posts about this:

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Thank you. Someone recommended me the Magewell capture device too. It’s plug and play. Easy to use, great for me since I m not very technical. But I d like to make sure it works without latency before I decide myself. I also wish it could be recognized like a webcam in the other softwares I use, namely zwobot and Lumen. They’re not very known and I don’t see them on the list Magewell gives on their site but Madmapper is. Thanks for your help anyway!

I just picked up an ezcap280 HDMI capture device from eBay for $55 and it seems to work fine. You can’t adjust the resolution or bitrate of the encoded files, but quality seems fine.

It is a standalone device that get’s plugged in inline beween the ETC and your display. It saves the recordings to a USB thumb drive.

Hi! Does the Elgato Game Capture HD work with the Eyesy? I’ve been trying to figure this out before buying the Game Capture but haven’t been able to conclude whether it works with the Eyesy’s specs. Any insight is greatly appreciated!

Yes, the Elgato Game Capture HD should work with EYESY.

Hi! I just ordered and Eyesy and am wondering if this Apple USB Type-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter would work to capture video?

Thanks very much

That adapter is for output only: connecting your laptop to external monitors or projectors, etc.

To get EYESY’s video output into a computer, you will need a capture device like the Elgato or Blackmagic gear mentioned above.

Thank Chris!

Do you know if it would be possible to livestream using Eyesy as well as a compatible camera at the same time using elgato?

That’s probably a question for the Elgato people!

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I have this and it works perfect for recording into my MBP

within OBS you could use this device and a camera to stream for sure

The Elgato / Blackmagic / what-ever-device is only the interface to create an USB video-signal from the HDMI signal.
Also a Webcam will produce an USB video-signal.
To mix both USB-signals (from the Elgato and from the camera) and to stream the mixed result you need some software. I’d recommend OBS