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Old 21-04-2013, 21:43
mjdj1689
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Hope someone can help me, Im going to be playing some music videos in a nightclub soon , Im using a mac book pro 2012 with hdmi output, the nightclub only has a vga lead plugged into the back of nightclubs computer , I will unscrew their vga lead and plug it into a conveter , I would sooner use my own mac .

Could someone recommend a converter where I can go from hdmi out from my mac to their vga lead. What will I need hdmi out or in as Its going from my mac into a converter then their vga lead to their tv screens

Is there also a converter that has a dvi output as well, could someone also tell me the difference between dvi and hdmi please?

I have 2 firewire ports on my macbook but would sooner use a converter.

Also what is a good usb 3 hub to give me more usbs on my mac , I just dont know why Apple dont put more than 2 usbs on their macs. I need 4 .

Thanx.
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Old 21-04-2013, 22:11
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vga is picture/video only ... of limited use for music vids

almost any powered usb3 hub should do
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Old 22-04-2013, 00:23
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You'll need something like this to convert HDMI to VGA

http://cpc.farnell.com/startech/hd2v...-pc/dp/CS24875

Though if you've got a Macbook surely it has a Mini Display port socket on it which you can use a VGA adapter on directly? My Macbook certainly does. If so then one of these would do the job.

http://cpc.farnell.com/startech/mdp2...ale/dp/CS24920

DVI and HDMI video are fully compatible with each other. A simple plug or lead adapter will convert on to the other.

As for USB I would advise getting one with a separate power supply. My experience of Macs is that the power you can drag out of their USB ports is not great. For example I have small USB hard drives that don't work on any Mac I've tried them with. Yet they are fine on PCs or via a powered hub on the Macs.
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Old 22-04-2013, 05:07
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I should have said that the Audio will go through a ni audio sound card. And then connected to the mixer.

If the pc that the club is using is dvi, can I get a adaptor and plug it into my hdmi connection on my mac , will it work fine then

Thanks again
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Old 22-04-2013, 08:04
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Old 22-04-2013, 09:16
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If the pc that the club is using is dvi, can I get a adaptor and plug it into my hdmi connection on my mac , will it work fine then
HDMI and DVI video are totally compatible (HDMI was derived from DVI). The only significant difference is the plugs they use. So a simple HDMI to DVI adapter will work perfectly.

Make sure you get HDMI male (plug) to DVI female (socket) eg

http://cpc.farnell.com/unbranded/av1...ket/dp/AV16126
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