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Echo non-standard video through FireWire to TV
Authored by: DrMacMusic on Jul 17, '07 02:32:47PM
This is just what I have been looking for, and here is why. I am creating interlaced-stereo videos for viewing with LCD shutter glasses. This requires NTSC video for the display, since one field is dedicated to the left-eye view and the other field to the right-eye. I start with two separte quick-time movies (one from the point-of-view of each eye) and use the and great little program called JES_Deinterlacer (http://www.xs4all.nl/~jeschot/home.html) to "re-interlace" the movies into one quicktime movie where each frame is composed of one field from each eye's point-of-view.

The problem I ran into was displaying the resulting field-sequential stereo quicktime movie. Obviously, I can't display this on a LCD monitor. I need to use an NTSC TV as a display. I have a MacBook, and I have the mini-DVI to Video adapter. But hooking this up to use my TV as a display does not properly display the alternating fields. My first solution was to burn a DVD of the movie, and then play it via a DVD player connected to a TV. This works fine, but is extremely inefficient to look at edits or changes along the way. I also have a "Dazzle Hollywood DV-Bridge", which I can hook this to my MacBook via the firewire port, but up until now, the only way for me to get video to display this way was to import the quicktime movie into iMovie, which treats the DV-Bridge as if it is a DV-camcorder. This is also not very efficient (better than burning DVD's though).

I sumbled across the SimpleVideoOut X app in this forum. Just what I needed, and it works perfectly. Thank you!

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