The Mini & Media Art
March 29, 2006 3:06 PM Subscribe
Mac Mini (Dual Core Intel version) & Media Art Installation: I'm working with a friend to develop a system that will allow not only for playback of audio/visual content, but also for recording it. I think a Mini is a good way to go, but would like some advice.
posted by aladfar to computers & internet (4 answers total)
The space has three video projectors and a nice audio system. Playing audio content along with video through one of the projectors (we might invest in a second machine to handle additional load) seems fairly straight forward.
What's more complicated is recording a performance on the fly. Suppose a DJ and video artist collaborate: Can the mini handle capturing incoming audio and video content at decent quality? Note: we're not talking about recording the performance with a camera, but capturing the direct audio and video feeds being generated.
Hard drive space will be an issue, but the plan is to connect the machine to a big, Linux based server living in the basement. Using the Mac (perhaps through VNC) to connect to and control that server would be ideal.
I'm fairly certain this is quite doable, but might require some additional hardware (for A/V in and out, etc). Recommendations and personal experiences would be very welcome!