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Application linking

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:06 pm
by deanobuchanan1
I am unfamiliar with software development so please forgive me. I am working on a custom video capture, distribution and analysis system and need some direction. I want to capture video using 3G-SDI cameras, route it through a Black Magic smart hub to a PC where I have a Dec-Link card. On the PC, I have "MotionView" video analysis software where I need to capture the video and use the tools to analyze the video. Is it possible to use the Black Magic SDK to link the two programs together? If so, what can I expect in the way of seamlessness? Will I have to use the Black Magic software to capture and save, then open my program? Or is there a way for me to open my analysis program and capture directly?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Then, my next step is where can I go to get it done?

Thank you all,


Re: Application linking

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:50 pm
by Xtreemtec
The SDK is for writing your own software for capture, playback etc.,. Or to integrate Decklink capture compatibility when you are a software designer and want to add support for decklink cards.

Ask the developers of MotionView if they are compatible with the decklink cards. But looking at there website they only support IP and USB cameras.. Which make sense as IP cameras (like axis security cams) are excellent for field oversight and analyses cameras. Cheap to get, easy to distrribute over a network.. ;)

Re: Application linking

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:13 pm
by deanobuchanan1
Thank you for the reply. It is making more sense what I think you are saying is if I wanted to use the video captured by the DeckLink card with MotionView, I would need them to develop or modify their code to work with the DeckLink as they have already done with the USB and GIGE cameras?

Thanks for your help in understanding this.

Re: Application linking

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:07 pm
by Xtreemtec
This is correct. ;) And they need the SDK to do that. ;)