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How can I get HDMI input into my 2011 Macbook Pro (Firewire, Thunderbolt, or USB seem to be the options)?

The end goal is to record iPad output somehow, and I can produce HDMI or VGA from the iPad.

Related for Windows: Is it possible to record TV via HDMI?

share|improve this question is expensive and not out yet, it seems – Dan Rosenstark Jan 2 '12 at 0:36
or this thing… again composite not HDMI – Dan Rosenstark Jan 2 '12 at 0:59
Non-HDMI is such low resolution it's terrible. – Dan Rosenstark Jan 7 '12 at 21:02

HDMI to DisplayPort

Not feasible as far as I know. Pay no attention.

Grab yourself a HDMI to DisplayPort adapter since your shiny MBP has displayport. Or does the MBP use Mini Displayport? Oh well, the principle remains the same.


Epiphan makes a VGA to USB device conveniently named VGA2USB for a shocking $300USD:

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Thanks for that. Are you suggesting that I record TO my display port? The video source is external to the MBPro. Second solution is relevant, it turns out. $300? Wow. – Dan Rosenstark Jan 7 '12 at 19:36
@Yar I think you are correct that the first suggestion is not feasible. Not sure what I was thinking. And yes, $300 is wow. =/ – Wesley Jan 7 '12 at 23:08

One way to record iPad video output (for those looking for another solution) is to mirror the iPad screen on the mac via Airplay, with apps like Reflector and Airserver (both about $13), then record the screen via any number of screencast apps.

Note: requires iPad 2 or later.

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You cab use Blackmagic Design the Mini Recorder

It's the best and it works at once! I use it for live streaming and recording. Works with all known software even on Mac Windows and Linux (!!)

Have phun :P

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