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04-14-2015, 03:33 PM   #1
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Using PC as external recording device

Hi everyone,
I have somewhat unusual question, I searched this forum and the Internet but did`nt find satisfying answer.
I have Pentax K-5 and I am using it mostly for stills but I am about to do a small video project.
problem is that I would love to have fullHD or at least 720p video sent to my PC and have it recorded there.
Do anyone know if Pentax supports something like that ? and if yes is there any hardware/software that I have to get to make it work?
I know that there is possibility to stream live view image via AV cable but what are the parameters of that stream (like resolution, frame rate, compression).
some say that HDMI output also can be used but again, I cant find any details of someone actually using it
thanks in advance for any bit of information.
Rafal.

04-14-2015, 04:22 PM   #2
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No, there's no clean HDMI out for external recording.
04-15-2015, 03:09 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.Ledger Quote
No, there's no clean HDMI out for external recording.
Thanks for your reply,
I was afraid that would be the case.
Rafal
04-20-2015, 04:58 AM   #4
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You will have to buy a Nikon, Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Samsung or Olympus for that. Pretty much every other camera maker.

04-20-2015, 01:11 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by kadajawi Quote
You will have to buy a Nikon, Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Samsung or Olympus for that. Pretty much every other camera maker.
Well I guess Pentax decided to focus on photography with bare minimum effort put in video, that is fine by me. I was just wondering if there is some loophole or workaround.
Thanks for your insight.
Rafal.
04-20-2015, 01:53 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by raff89 Quote
Well I guess Pentax decided to focus on photography with bare minimum effort put in video, that is fine by me. I was just wondering if there is some loophole or workaround.
Thanks for your insight.
Rafal.
They did redesign the K-5 to give it a video switch and a headphone jack in the K-3. They do put effort in, but maybe they don't have an idea where they should.
04-26-2015, 01:37 AM   #7
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K-01 got Mic in jack too, but no headphones out, and the audio on the AV out is muted in record mode.

Steve : One of Lauren's posts in another thread implied you can do cleanfeed out of the K3, but it's 720p or 1080i.

K5 got the best SR and CoDec, but output and manual control are compromised....
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