These days most computers have an HDMI port. So, you could take a cable like this and actually connect it to your computer and send out a high quality digital signal. Now, even if you don't have an HDMI port, it's not a big deal. You'll be able to use something like a display port to HDMI adapter or a mini display board to HDMI adapter and that's going to let you make a nice digital connection from the computer. To a television set. Now, pretty straightforward. I'm just going to take this directly into the side of my computer. And I have the other end running into an HDMI port.
And you see, it takes a second to connect, thinks for a minute, and then it should find a signal. There we go. And remember, using your system preferences, you can often adjust, so just go under something like Displays or your Control Panel and choose a resolution like 720p or 1080i, depending on the monitor you have connected. In my case, I've got this connected to an adapter from AJA because we're doing an on set recording. We're driving one monitor here, and I'm looping it out again off to the switcher, which is recording this training class for you to see.
So essentially, a high quality digital splitter which boosts the signal. But if you're just using a regular, high-quality monitor or computer display, or you go pick up a HD television set for a couple hundred bucks, piece of cake. Just take the HDMI port and run it directly in and with not a lot of work, you'll have a high-quality signal. Alright, we've got everything connected, it's looking pretty good, but we're not done yet. You see, on a set, we've got a lot of cables, and this is one of the most dangerous things about tethering, it's cables.
You're going to trip over them, and if you do, you can get hurt, or even more likely, your gear will get hurt, and we don't want that. So let's take a couple of steps before we begin shooting, and just get everything secured and tied down.
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