Hi, does anyone know the best way to connect a Panasonic GH2 to Dragon Frame to get live view? I have been looking at a couple of forums where people have been using BlackMagic cards although not too successfully by the sounds of things. I was wondering if there is a definitive way of doing it? I am using a Mac. Thanks.

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Just make sure dragonframe is the only program accessing the source, QT or Terratec or any other program should not run at the same time.

Looks like that's one of the Panasonic cameras where you have to use the trash can trick to activate the live view out feature. It's quite simple to do - I had to do this for my G1. All you do is hold down the trash can button for like 10 seconds. The camera will suddenly flash - the LCD panel will light up briefly to show the hack has worked, and now you'll be able to view live video out on your computer monitor. 

Not sure if that camera will carry the signal via USB directly or if you'll need to get an analog/digital converter like mine. But definitely try the trash can trick - it should get it working for you. 

Thanks very much! I will make sure I do that.

Fairy of Darkness said:

Just make sure dragonframe is the only program accessing the source, QT or Terratec or any other program should not run at the same time.

That's great. Will give it a shot.


Strider said:

Looks like that's one of the Panasonic cameras where you have to use the trash can trick to activate the live view out feature. It's quite simple to do - I had to do this for my G1. All you do is hold down the trash can button for like 10 seconds. The camera will suddenly flash - the LCD panel will light up briefly to show the hack has worked, and now you'll be able to view live video out on your computer monitor. 

Not sure if that camera will carry the signal via USB directly or if you'll need to get an analog/digital converter like mine. But definitely try the trash can trick - it should get it working for you. 

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