[mythtv-users] MythTV Demo

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 10:16:10 UTC 2007

On 14/06/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> Thomas Kessler wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I put together a little video of my MythTV setup. Nothing new, but
> > someone might find it useful for comparing to other multimedia systems.
> > Go here: www.electronikjunkie.com/blojsom/index.html
> > <http://www.electronikjunkie.com/blojsom/index.html>
> Nice. The only problem I have with it is you can't really read any of
> the text on the screen (menus etc.).
> Playing around with the monitor settings *might* improve this, but
> shooting a TV screen of any type (CRT, LCD or Plasma) can be very
> difficult, even with professional cameras costing well over $30,000.
> Trying to do so with a consumer-grade video camera is probably an
> exercise in futility :-)
> Sometimes playing with the electronic shutter (if your camera has one)
> can help a lot in shooting a video screen as well.

I've had some success feeding a frontend's output (S-Video) into a
backend and recording it using mythtv.  Then I've got some Pinnacle
software (Windows) that lets you fit the recording of the frontend
into the space where the screen is on the main video.

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