I’ve got BoinxTV Home all set up and working, it’s sending to Ustream (via CamTwist and the free Ustream Producer) and all is peachy. The only problem is that my computer (2009 Macbook Pro, 17") isn’t quite beefy enough to throw in recording to the local disk as well. I think I’ve done all I can to maximize performance (shutting down programs, correct graphics card, etc) so here’s my question.
I’ve got an old 19" CRT in the garage. I have an adapter to connect it to the MBP. If I understand correctly, I can put the Live Output Window on a second monitor and tell CamTwist to grab it from over there, right? So, if I do that, I have two concerns. First, the colors on that monitor are all kinds of messed up. The thing’s dying, which is why it’s in the garage. Will CamTwist display the errors or does it get it’s data from BoinxTV? For that matter, could I turn off the attached monitor and leave it dark? Would CamTwist show a blank screen? I wouldn’t think so.
My second concern, more of a wondering, is… does it make that much of a difference in performance? Do you think it’s worth dragging the CRT out of the garage and making room for it on the desk? Please don’t say “just try it” because this thing weighs like, 300 pounds. Maybe 350. It’s heavy.
Thanks for any advice.