I use my 46 inch tv as my computer monitor and when I switch the preset on the tv to go to the computer it will not recognize anything is connected for video capture. Is there a way to capture the video through another preset on my tv for my 360?
I meant input. I am trying to capture video from my xbox 360. I have to switch inputs on the tv to switch between playing the xbox and viewing my computer screen. When I switch to the input for my computer, the program I use only sees a black screen and does not detect that there is a source connected to it (xbox). I'm assuming that it doesn't detect it because when I am viewing my computer screen on the tv, the xbox screen is no longer being displayed on the screen. I would like to know if there is a way to work around this, assuming you can understand that.
I have my capture card in the computer. I have my xbox connected to the tv via hdmi and the rca portion of the xbox is connected to the capture card. It's a Pinnacle Studio capture card. You have answered the portion of why it may not be seeing the xbox connected to the card. I will try and do some re-wiring this evening though and see if I can get the card to recognize the xbox even though the xbox is not being displayed as I am looking at the tv as a monitor.
as tibbs said, xbox needs to be piped straight into the capture card. If the card has the streambypass feature you will be able to run a cable from cap card to the TV and switch to it, to monitor what's going on with the xbox.
if your using a black magic intesity pro, you will need to unhook your xbox from your computer for a min go to your settings on your xbox and set it to 720p. This is the highest standard that the black magic will be able to handle. Don't worry it still looks great.
then go ahead and reconnect your xbox to your computer and your computer back to your tv on a hdmi imput. This should solve your problem. I will keep monitoring this thread if you need any other help, with either recording your gameplay or streaming it live on a site like twitch.tv.