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How to Record VGA or DVI signal using HackTVCarbon

HackTVCarbon is a free and easy to use application for Mac OS X that allows you to record video captured from external sources. You can download it from the Apple web site:

http://developer.apple.com/samplecode/HackTVCarbon/

This how-to will cover everything that you need to know to get HackTVCarbon working in a few simple steps.

Step 1: Connect frame grabber

Connect the frame grabber to the PC and launch the HackTVCarbon application.

Step 2: Configure recording settings

From the HackTVCarbon Monitor menu, select Video Settings and then Source. Select frame grabber to record from.

HackTV Configure

Now navigate to the "Compression" tab and select video codec to be used, as well as the quality of the video.

Configure HackTV

Use the "Adjustments" tab to correct brightness and contrast. Press "OK" to exit the Video Settings window.

HackTVCarbon

Step 3: Record the video

From the Monitor menu, select Full Size.

Select Full Size

From the Monitor menu, select Record Until MouseClick.

Select Record Until MouseClick

Specify name and location of file to be created.

Select name and location of file to be recorded

Mousclick anywhere on the screen to stop the recording.

HackTV Carbon movie recorded

Congratulations! You have just recorded a video using HackTVCarbon for Mac OS X!