Video Over Firewire

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by mossman, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. mossman

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    Aug 26, 2010
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    I am using a microscope at work that uses a CCD camera to capture video and sends it to the PC for viewing using the accompanying software package. The cable from the CCD camera first goes to a control box, which has other functions (stage control, laser, etc.) then via a firewire cable to the PC. My question is, is there a way to feed the video signal from the firewire cable/card to a TV monitor? For example, if the firewire card has three ports, can I somehow configure the firewire card so that it feeds the video signal out of one of the other ports, then make a firewire to S-video (or component) adapter in order to connect it to the TV? In case anyone is wondering why I don't simply display the active desktop on the TV monitor, its because the software package used with the camera only displays video in a small fixed window that takes up only 1/3 of the screen and can't be enlarged. So what I'm basically trying to do is split the video signal from the CCD camera and send one connection to a 42" TV monitor and the other connection to the PC (like it is now). Alternatively, is there a video converter box that will take a DV firewire input and output either an S-video or component video signal? If the converter box doesn't have a firewire output, is it possible to acquire the video signal off of the firewire card on the PC (e.g. feed through firewire port 1 input to port 2 output)?
     
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  2. shteii01

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    Does PC has a video card with two outputs?

    Does TV has VGA or HDMI inputs?
     
  3. mossman

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    Aug 26, 2010
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    There are currently two monitors connected via two different cards. One card has an S-video port available and the other has an HDMI port available. The TV/monitor has VGA, DVI-D, S-video, and component video inputs.
     
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