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Frequently Asked Questions

In our day to day support, we get a lot of common questions about ScopeBox. We've listed some of the more common ones here. If you have a question about ScopeBox, there's a good chance you'll find your answer here or in the extensive user manual. If not, please contact us directly and we'll be happy to help.

Which machines are supported by ScopeBox?
ScopeBox supports all Intel based Macs, running 10.6 or later (10.8 or later for ScopeLink).

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Which video input devices does ScopeBox support?
ScopeLink works with any hardware input that ships with a Mac driver. This includes Thunderbolt input devices from all of the major vendors (Blackmagic Devices, AJA, etc) as well as PCI-e cards. If you want to check on your particular hardware configuration, feel free to contact us
Does ScopeBox support my camera?
If you're feeding ScopeBox a signal via HDMI, HD-SDI, or analog video, the connected camera doesn't matter. You just need an appropriate hardware input device (see previous question). For FireWire cameras, we support all HDV, DVCProHD or DV devices.
Can I connect my digital SLR?
The best way to connect a digital SLR is via an HDMI connection. Using an inexpensive Thunderbolt capture device, you can input the HDMI feed into your Mac. Unfortunately, even though most digital SLR cameras have a USB connection, they don't output usable video signals on this connection.
Does ScopeBox support HDV?
ScopeBox supports all HDV cameras. However, you must have Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 or later installed to utilize this functionality.
Does ScopeBox support multi-camera shoots?
Yes. ScopeBox supports multiple DV, DVCPROHD, or HDV sources over firewire, and (HD) SDI sources via PCI-express and ThunderBolt.
Does ScopeBox support motion-activated recording?
Currently, ScopeBox does not support motion-activated recording. We are exploring the possibility of adding this feature to a future release.
What file format does ScopeBox use?
By default, ScopeBox records footage to QuickTime in the native format of the device being monitored.
Does ScopeBox support the Panasonic HVX200?
ScopeBox supports the HVX line although you need to have Final Cut Pro installed since it relies on bundled QuickTime components.