Is there any way to get the video signal output from a Displayport (mDP) or Thunderbolt (1 / 2) socket into a Firewire (FW800, IEEE 1394) input? What cables, adapters and drivers or other software would I need?

I do have an mDP 1.2 to // adapter if that helps. So the question may be reduced to: How do I get a Firewire input to accept and display a monitor video signal instead of either a DV camera signal or a Firewire Target Display Mode signal?

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  • Can you give us a little more info? What display are you using? What computer? Why do you need to use Firewire? Can you use another port? – JMY1000 Apr 15 '16 at 18:55
  • @JMY1000 The “display” is an old iMac, unfortunately also without support for Target Display Mode. Firewire is its only free input port. The third of the linked questions deals with network solutions. – Crissov Apr 15 '16 at 19:46
  • If that's the case, there's no way you'll be able to use the display directly without using either some sort of software like Synergy or ripping the display out. – JMY1000 Apr 16 '16 at 7:05
  • I was hoping for some exotic piece of hard or software that converted a screen/monitor signal (DP, DVI, HDMI, VGA) into a camera/recording signal (DV). – Crissov Apr 16 '16 at 7:11
  • Possible, but none that I know of. – JMY1000 Apr 16 '16 at 7:12

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