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Using MacBook Pro as LCD monitor via RC hdmi in mini display port!

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Help' started by Freerider, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Freerider

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    hi all,

    Can anyone enlighten me to wether or not I can use the hdmi output on inspire RC to my MacBook Pro (as an external monitor) via the mini display port. I want to be able to have an SME (surveyer) view the footage while I fly the drone.

    Any advice much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mani

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    Unfortunately, you can't. The thunderbolt/mini display port on Macbook Pro, iMac etc it's only meant to send video signal, not to receive. As far as I know, the only Apple device that support incoming video signal through Thunderbolt/mini display is Apple Cinema / Thunderbolt display.
     
  3. Mani

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    If you're Macbook is not equipped with Thunderbolt, and it's an older model with mini display port This might work, but I am not sure, you have to ask the manufactureur on their website : XD - iMac 27-inch to HDTV Converter
    It definitely does not work with new Apple computers, equipped with Thunderbolt Port.
     
  4. Freerider

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    Hi,

    Thanks for that info. I've been looking at the new macbook pro, it had a HDMI socket, do you think that will be output only?
     
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    Hi thanks again,

    My macbook pro does have a thunderbolt socket! looks like I'll be looking for a suitable HD monitor then?
     
  6. Mazz

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    These are always output only. I bought an Alienware laptop a few years ago with an HDMI in and an HDMI out. Haven't been able to find a decent laptop with one since. I have a new MacBook Pro as well and no joy.
     
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    You'll need to use something like the Blackmagic Intensity or HD PVR, or another capture device to display HDMI live on your Macbook Pro...
     
  8. Talon Six

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    It may be easier to just purchase a portable HDMI field monitor for your clients to view footage. I also FPV race, so I have a RangeVideo White Dwarf 7" monitor that I use for other to view what I'm seeing view while I'm flying. There are a number of other options available on B&H and Adorama.
     
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