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    Unhappy Using the HDMI port on the computer as an input

    I have the panp7 model running kubuntu 11.10, and I was wondering if I am able to use the HDMI port as an input?

    The hardinfo gives me

    -Input Devices-
    Lid Switch
    Power Button
    Sleep Button
    Power Button
    AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
    Video Bus
    HDA Intel Mic
    HDA Intel Headphone
    HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm : 3=
    BisonCam, NB Pro
    SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

    the key line being third to last. I don't know which device this is, /dev/video0 or whatever, so I don't know how to capture this in vlc. Anyone have any success in this realm?

    Does the port even support (lol) input? If anyone has any success with getting it to work with input, please tell me everything you can, and I'll work it from there.

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    Re: Using the HDMI port on the computer as an input

    Same question. Thanks for your interest.
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    Re: Using the HDMI port on the computer as an input

    To my knowledge, there aren't any consumer-level graphics chipsets that support HDMI input. None of ours do.
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    Re: Using the HDMI port on the computer as an input

    Quote Originally Posted by isantop View Post
    To my knowledge, there aren't any consumer-level graphics chipsets that support HDMI input. None of ours do.
    Then what does that line in the hardinfo report I was referring to mean?

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    Re: Using the HDMI port on the computer as an input

    so the HDMI is output only?

    dang, was hoping to input my kodak playsport movies.

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    Re: Using the HDMI port on the computer as an input

    I second that question, the HDMI jack is for output only????

    Then how do I record video in?

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    Re: Using the HDMI port on the computer as an input

    I thought about doing this with my PS3 a long time ago. Unless you have a video card that supports HDMI input then it's not possible. The only video cards that support HDMI input are professional level video production workstation cards but there are exceptions. For example these:

    http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/

    Now S76 likes using Clevo laptops and if they get this model they would have a laptop that supports HDMI input/output.

    http://www.avadirect.com/gaming-lapt...asp?PRID=16237

    I suggested S76 a long time ago that they need a "gaming" laptop, but with only officially supporting Ubuntu that would make too much since i guess.

    **Just saw that said laptop has been discontinued and its replacement does not support HDMI input.**
    Last edited by Lee_Machine; December 15th, 2011 at 04:14 AM.

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    Re: Using the HDMI port on the computer as an input

    Also most NVIDIA Quadro workstation video cards support HDMI input...again professional level cards

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    Re: Using the HDMI port on the computer as an input

    So, has anyone used the Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 with Ubuntu 11.10 to allow HDMI output from a DVR device to a usb 3.0 capable ubuntu laptop?

    If so, what ubuntu video editing software did you use?

    Any other recommendations?

    Thanks...

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    Re: Using the HDMI port on the computer as an input

    Quote Originally Posted by kend650 View Post
    So, has anyone used the Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 with Ubuntu 11.10 to allow HDMI output from a DVR device to a usb 3.0 capable ubuntu laptop?

    If so, what ubuntu video editing software did you use?

    Any other recommendations?

    Thanks...

    You might want to try asking those kinds of questions at,http://vimeo.com/groups/cinelerra or the official web site at http://cinelerra.org/.

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