[mythtv-users] HDMI Capture

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Tue Sep 12 09:26:48 EDT 2006

That card looks good.  So, I have an HD sat dish receiver that has  
HDMI output.  Can I theoretically run that into this, use a blaster  
and be done?
With drivers, myth support etc....?
Looks like this type of card is what we need to start seeing for HD capture.
Or is this not that type of card?


Quoting Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com>:

> On 9/12/06, Gene Stapp <genestapp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Andrew Lyon 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?
>> >>
>> >> Please feel free to ignore if this is a rubbish idea..
>> >>
>> >> Steve Daniels
>> >>
>> >
>> > With the necessary drivers and mythtv support it almost certainly
>> > could be used, but it only supports hdmi not hdcp, and by definition
>> > that will always be the case.
>> >
>> > But as a capture device for a digital camcorder etc it would be ideal.
>> >
>> that may be true, but so far you can still get HD through uncompressed
>> feeds so I don't see that as a negative yet as far as the cable boxes I
>> am using go. With the three pci-e slots I have extra on my mobo and the
>> dual core i'm running this would come in very handy. Since there isn't
>> another option at the moment for those of who unfortunately have 5c
>> enabled on our HD channels this is very interesting to me.
> My HDTV doesn't have HDCP either.
> http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/
> MSRP is $250.
> HD Format Support  1080p24, 1080p25, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 720p30,
> 720p59.94, 720p60
> Installation  PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1,4,8,16 lane PCI
> Express slots.
> Intensity is due October 15th.
> Doesn't mention hardware encoding, so it looks like a good CPU will be
> needed if it is to be used for Myth.
> --
> Steve
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