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I have been reading through all these resources here and here . But, I dont have my answer.

My question is simply, can the display port on a mac take video input source ?

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I have
1) Macbook Pro Model 6,2 (Mid 2010) that has a Display Port 2) A camcorder that has hdmi output and NO firewire outputs. 3) A hdmi to Display port adapter.

I want to know if its possible to use my camcorder like a webcam i.e capture live video for the purpose of streaming. As a primary test, I should be able to connect the camcorder and do a capture using iMovie.

Would this be possible ? I am pretty sure input through usb wont work. And from what i have seen there is no easy way to convert the hdmi video stream into firewire. So, any suggestions ?

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No, the display port on your macbook pro is output only.

You may be able to use your camcorder as a webcam if it is capable of streaming video over USB or Firewire, though.

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