1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 7, 2009 10:34 PM by Kenichi Watanabe
mister0 Level 1 (0 points)
Is it possible to connect composite video source to play on iMac dislpay?

imac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 (30,460 points)
    You need an interface device that connects to the "composite video source" and then to your Mac's USB port. Then you need software that understands that input and displays it in a window on your screen (or full screen).

    I have the device shown here, called +XLR8 XtraView+.


    It comes with software for doing video capture, but I mostly use that software to display the video output from my TiVo (which is just an RCA-type cable) on my screen in a window. At the time, it was the least expensive option I could find, and it works well. It basically makes that window on my screen into a TV. Note: This particular product is only for standard def, not HD.

    There are some other low cost options I see now from Elgato and Miglia. If I was getting one now, I'd probably looking into the specs on those products, for example



    You can see other options from those companies on their respective web sites.