Kramer VP-437 Video Switcher with Mac problem.?
I work in a church, and have a Kramer VP-437 Video Switcher to select inputs for 4 TVs in the front of the room (the same video is feeding into all four TVs). We have a Mac Mini plugged up to run everything and are putting video from the Mac Mini to the TVs, setting up the TVs as a second monitor in the Display Preferences of OS X.
For some reason, when running video from the Mac to the TVs, every 3-5 minutes or so, the switcher cuts away for a few seconds, then puts the video back on the screen, as though I had changed inputs away and back very quickly. What makes this even more strange is that we run Windows via Boot Camp and don’t have the problem when the computer is running Windows. Only Mac OSX Snow Leopard. Can anyone help? Why would the switcher be cutting away only on Leopard?
NOTE: I’ve tried restarting the computer and power cycling the switcher. It doesn’t help.
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What are some word presentation programs for MAC?
I need a free or almost free program for my macbook. I don’t want propresenter cause I can’t shed an arm and leg. I want to run the dual monitor set up for church. That way i can have the words of the songs on the screen. I know of a bunch of programs for windows but of course they don’t work with mac.
No more useless answers please like notepad.
You can use Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 web application for free on line. Sign into http://skydrive.live.com and then click Create Folder to create a folder if you don’t have any. Go into the folder. Click the New link and then choose Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation from the pop-up menu. After you create your presentation you use the File menu and choose Close. Then click Download to save your presentation on your computer. See the link below for free PowerPoint downloading options.
Should I get iWork 06 for mac or Microsoft Office for Mac?
I would be doing things such as typing up projects for school and making powerpoints for school projects or church, How is the combatability between Microsoft word? Can you import stuff from a mac to a windows and still work ok?
Hi there…either will achieve the results for what you would like to do. You could also consider Open Office which is a freeware application nearly similar to Microsoft Office: http://www.openoffice.org/
All three programs allow file transferability seamlessly well, however Microsoft for Mac integrates the best for PC users.
chkdsk equivalent for the Mac?
I am a Windows tech, and it has fallen upon me to fix a Mac Mini for my church. It is not booting, and from the sounds of it, I suspect that either there is a bad cluster in a crucial location on the hard drive, or else the entire hard drive is failing.
Normally, on a Windows machine, I would run chkdsk to either fix the bad cluster or determine that it was time to buy a new hard drive. However, as far as I know, chkdsk only works for FAT and NTFS partitions, and I think Macs use a different formatting for their hard drives.
Is there any utility built into Mac OS for checking the hard drive for problems? I have a Mac OS 9 cd, and also a Mac OS X cd. Since the computer won’t boot, I think I am limited to running a utility from CD, or else removing the hard drive and hooking it up to a working computer and running the scans from there.
Any thoughts? I know there’s got to be an easy solution, but I just don’t know it. Thanks
Umm- where is the “Utilities” folder? Do I need to have the machine booted up in order to access that folder?
Yes, ‘Disk Utility’. It’s the standard MacOS X application to check and repair volumes (=drives / partitions).
You need to boot from a MacOS X install DVD, preferably the one that came with the Mac. Switch the Mac on and insert the DVD while pressing the ‘C’ key.
After choosing the standard language, you open the Disk Utility application from the desktop menu bar. Then select the start volume and click on Repair Volume. If it was successful, run Repair Permissions, too.
Download the user guide for trouble shooting instructions:
(If the Mac is running on old MacOS 9, boot from that disc and use the First Aid application.)
Wacom Bamboo Art Pen Tablet…?
this is the product im talking about:
Okay so I have gained quite an interest in graphic design. I saw this tablet in the apple store in the mall and really liked it, so I came home and looked it up and it’s gotten great reviews, and I think its very affordable. But, what I want to know, it’s very focused around digital scrapbooking, and I don’t do that. I design logos for my church and notebook covers for my friends and other graphic art. But when I read the description, it sounds like EXACTLY what I want. What do you think? And if you don’t recommend this, what do you recommend?
PS: I understand it comes with adobe photoshop 6.0 compatible for both windows and mac, I have 6.0 for my windows computer and would use it for my mac. Just throwing that out there that thats mainly what I use.
I have one and I love it. I don’t do scrap-booking either, I use mine for drawing and photo-manipulations; mostly drawing. The only problem I’ve had with it is that the cord is not the most durable thing there is; then again I do drag it around with me everywhere, so mine takes more of a beating than most people’s probably do; but the plastic on the cord started to split from being bent around so much and the wires inside started to fray a bit. Though I just re-enforced the it with duct tape to keep it from splitting anymore and it works perfectly fine. Over all it’s great, I definitely recommend it.
Unless you feel that you really need the mouse (chances are if you have a computer, you already have a mouse), the tutorial DVDs, magazine subscriptions, and extra programs (most of which seem to be for scrap-booking); I suggest just getting the regular Bamboo or Bamboo Fun instead of the Bamboo Craft.
The regular Bamboo costs about $60-70 depending on where you buy it and the Bamboo fun costs about $80 rather than $129 for the Bamboo Craft.
The diffences are that the regular Bamboo (what I have) comes with just the tablet, pen, pen holder, and basic instalation software.
The Bamboo Fun comes with the tablet, pen, pen holder, mouse, basic instalation software, and PS Elements
The Bamboo Craft’s extras much more scrap-book oriented; just look at the side colum of the link you posted. The only things is comes with that are actually useful for drawing and design are PS Elements 6.0 and Corel Painter, which you can find for free online.
The PS program is not actual PS, it’s PS Elements 6.0; PS6 doesn’t even exist yet (they just recently came out with PS4). Elements is decent (I have Elements 5.0) but it does lack some of the features that actual PS have such as cell shading and being able to link layers together without merging them. If you can find an actual PS for free (either PS3 or PS4) I recomend it over Elements. Actual PS costs, I think, about $600 if you’re wanting to buy it; don’t know how much Elements costs or if it’s even sold separatly.
Corel Painter is a digital painting program, I’ve never actually gotten to try it but I have a friend who uses it and makes some really nice paintings with it.
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