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How to convert PC DVI output to component video?

post #1 of 6
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Hello, I'm trying to find a hardware solution to capture PC display output in instances where I cannot use a software screencast application. I can do this with an HD PVR box, but I don't know how to convert DVI (or HDMI) output from my PC's video card to component video.

Is there anything out there that can convert DVI to component video? If not, might there be a better solution for what I would like to do?

Thanks!
post #2 of 6
Is this what you're looking for?
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks! I ordered one, we'll see if it works.
post #4 of 6
I guess it might be a little late, but that adapter will only work with a few very specific ATI video cards.
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Thread Starter 
Thank you to everyone who tried to help - as mentioned above, the adapter only works with certain ATI cards. Thankfully I did have a machine with one such card. Unfortunately the output was being sent in a format that the Hauppauge HD PVR couldn't handle properly (the video was exceeding the height of the screen).

The Hauppauge works very well for recording from my Xbox 360, but not for this application. I am looking into other options - I am trying a Digital HD converter box, which is supposed to convert any DVI or HDMI signal to component video or PC RGB, but so far it isn't working, either.

Would the Black Magic Intensity Pro work for this application? How about any of the various PC "capture cards," such as the one put out by VisionTek?

I find it fascinating that what seems so simple doesn't have a simple solution. Is there really no hardware out there that can capture one PC's output quickly and without issue?

Right now, money is no object, I'm just looking to find a solution that works. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them.

Thanks!
post #6 of 6
What video card do you have?

Many nVidia and ATI cards have what looks like an S-Video connector on them.

This connector contains several analog outputs and inputs.
(what inputs and output depend on your card)

You need an adapter like the ones in these pictures.
The first one came with a nVidia card the second one has two that came with ATI cards
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