Originally Posted by bsprague
I think the HDMI on my laptop is for "out" to a TV or monitor. How do you get it to be an HDMI "in"?
Earlier Panasonic camcorders such as the TM900 and SDT-750 will duplicate the viewfinder on a TV continuously through the HDMI. No doubt the 700 will too. I have a Sony that can do it too. So, it seems standard to use TVs or monitors. One issue can be getting the TV or monitor to be completely free of any camcorder information. Doing it can vary by model.
With difficulty, especially if you're using a laptop. You basically have to purchase a device that can do it. If you search 'BlackMagic' it should be the top result. Some of these devices are PCI-e cards and some are separate boxes. There are other companies that make similar devices. I'm thinking of going with this:
but it's rather pricey. If anyone has any other suggestions I'd love to hear them though, as I may be missing a trick here.
OK thanks, that's good to hear. If someone can confirm that the v700 definitely does this, that would be great. I'm not too worried about having information on the screen, but if it can be removed that would be a bonus for sure.