SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

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SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostWed Sep 11, 2013 1:22 pm

Hello,
Has anybody managed to capture SD video (PAL) with a deckling duo/quad or any other decklink device on Linux ?
We now manage to capture SDI full HD video without any problem with media express and bmdcapture, but when we try with a SD/PAL video, changing bmdcapture "m" parameter to "2" (or settings in the Black Magic Control Panel + Media Express), we didn't manage to get any signal
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./bmdcapture -C 0 -m 2 -A 2 -V 0 -F nut -f pipe:1 | ffmpeg -y -i - -f v4l2 /dev/video10

strangely, I manage to get the ref image with -V 0 whereas with -V 1 (composite), I got :
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./bmdcapture -C 0 -m 2 -V 1 -F nut -f pipe:1 | ffmpeg -y -i - -f v4l2 /dev/video10
...
Failed to set video input - result 80000001
pipe:: Invalid data found when processing input


thanks for any help
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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostThu Sep 12, 2013 6:38 am

do you use bmdtools ?

u need to specifi right video mode ..
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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostThu Sep 12, 2013 11:45 am

yes we use bmdtools as bmdcapture is part of it :

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./bmdcapture -h
Usage: bmdcapture -m <mode id> [OPTIONS]
 
    -m <mode id>:
-> DeckLink SDI (-C 0 )
 
Supported video output display modes and pixel formats:
         0:   NTSC                     720 x 486       29.97 FPS
         1:   NTSC 23.98               720 x 486      23.976 FPS
         2:   PAL                      720 x 576          25 FPS
         3:   HD 1080p 23.98           1920 x 1080      23.976 FPS
         4:   HD 1080p 24              1920 x 1080          24 FPS
         5:   HD 1080p 25              1920 x 1080          25 FPS
         6:   HD 1080p 29.97           1920 x 1080       29.97 FPS
         7:   HD 1080p 30              1920 x 1080          30 FPS
         8:   HD 1080i 50              1920 x 1080          25 FPS
         9:   HD 1080i 59.94           1920 x 1080       29.97 FPS
        10:   HD 1080i 60              1920 x 1080          30 FPS
        11:   HD 720p 50               1280 x 720          50 FPS
        12:   HD 720p 59.94            1280 x 720     59.9401 FPS
        13:   HD 720p 60               1280 x 720          60 FPS
 
    -v                   Be verbose (report each 25 frames)
    -f <filename>        Filename raw video will be written to
    -F <format>          Define the file format to be used
    -c <channels>        Audio Channels (2, 8 or 16 - default is 2)
    -s <depth>           Audio Sample Depth (16 or 32 - default is 16)
    -p <pixel>           PixelFormat Depth (8 or 10 - default is 8)
    -n <frames>          Number of frames to capture (default is unlimited)
    -M <memlimit>        Maximum queue size in GB (default is 1 GB)
    -C <num>             number of card to be used
    -S <serial_device>   data input serial
    -A <audio-in>        Audio input:
                         1: Analog (RCA or XLR)
                         2: Embedded Audio (HDMI/SDI)
                         3: Digital Audio (AES/EBU)
    -V <video-in>        Video input:
                         1: Composite
                         2: Component
                         3: HDMI
                         4: SDI
                         5: Optical SDI
                         6: S-Video


So I supposed that this command :
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./bmdcapture -C 0 -m 2 -A 2 -V 1 -F nut -f pipe:1 | ffmpeg -y -i - -f v4l2 /dev/video10

should capture on the first input (-C 0) PAL video (-m 2) with Analog audio (-A 2) from a Composite source (-V 1)
The source is a DV Camera which output PAL video with a RCA cable (source tested on a Tv set)
This command worked with other parameters (-m 8 - A 2 -V 4) with a SDI source
did I missed anything ?

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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostThu Sep 12, 2013 3:03 pm

analog audio is -A 1 .. no -A 2 (whitch is embeded SDI/HDMI) ..
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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostThu Sep 12, 2013 3:44 pm

Pytkin wrote:analog audio is -A 1 .. no -A 2 (whitch is embeded SDI/HDMI) ..

ah, yes, sorry mistake while writing the post, but the result is the same :
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 ./bmdcapture -C 0 -m 2 -A 1 -V 1 -F nut -f pipe:1
Failed to set audio input - result = 80000001
./bmdcapture -C 0 -m 2 -V 1 -F nut -f pipe:1
Failed to set video input - result 80000001

I tried also with gstreamer / plugin-bad with the same result, a linux driver limitation ?

thks for your help
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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostThu Sep 12, 2013 9:41 pm

uhh .. topic is Decklink DUO/QUAD .. both have only digital SDI signal I/O ... no analog audio/video .. so what declink card do U use ?
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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostFri Sep 13, 2013 10:50 am

We use a decklink Quad which : "Includes four SDI inputs and four 4 SDI outputs that can be independently switched between SD and HD video formats" and the Connection Reference Guide says "HD/SD-SDI In" so I thought it was possible to switch beetween HD-SDI and SD-Composite, am I wrong ?
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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostFri Sep 13, 2013 2:18 pm

Labomedia wrote:We use a decklink Quad which : "Includes four SDI inputs and four 4 SDI outputs that can be independently switched between SD and HD video formats" and the Connection Reference Guide says "HD/SD-SDI In" so I thought it was possible to switch beetween HD-SDI and SD-Composite, am I wrong ?
thks
benjamin


SD-SDI can be selected. There is no provision on the Quad card for composite signals.
You may need to use mini-converters.
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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostFri Sep 13, 2013 11:44 pm

Labomedia : its SDI only inputs/outputs .. BTW : where U was put Analog AUDIO ? on QUAD cards there is 4x SDI IN , and 4x SDI OUT ..
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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostSat Sep 14, 2013 10:55 am

ah, ok, I understand now that there is no way to acquire directly composite signal but it is possible to get an SD video threw SDI (which works well here with bmdcapture)
we didn't really care about audio as we get audio with an external soundcard and we remux audio and video with the software we are developping (and will publish it under an open source licence)
thanks you very much for the answers, it really helped us to understand how we could use this card under linux
best++
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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostSat Sep 14, 2013 9:29 pm

yes .. U can normalny capture SD signal via SDI input ..

and be carefull .. if U capture video thru Decklink ,and AUDIO thru another audio card , than U will get desynchron between AUDIO and VIDEO stram , because your cards (decklink and soundcard) are not synchronised .. best way for you is BMD Analog to SDI converter .. I connect Analog composite (or svideo/component) video + analog audio to it , and SDI dignal put into decklink input .. And everything will be in SYNC ..
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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostMon Sep 16, 2013 6:05 pm

Thanks for the advice
The audio and video sources are in our case independent, so we'll have anyway to resynchronize them with the software we are developing, hoping that the desynchron remains the same (we capture 2-4 video signals from cameras threw SDI and a stereo audio signal from 2 microphones), I keep in mind the BMD Analog to SDI converter which is a good option to capture an analog composite signal.
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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostMon Sep 16, 2013 7:30 pm

ah soo .. then it will work :)
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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostWed May 17, 2017 10:43 am

Hello,

I am facing similar issue, I brought a brand new BlackMagic Declink Quad 2. SDI cables are plugged and it has video feed with audio embedded in it.

Trying to capture using the bmdcapture tools. I got the video but there is no audio.


Can someone help me on this?

Following is the command I am using:

bmdcapture -C 1 -m 1 -F nut -A 2 -c 2 -s 32 -V 4 -f pipe:1

Different combinations of options and values are already tried and none of them work. Please let me know where could be the issue then?


Thanks a lot.
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Re: SD capture on a deckling duo/quad on Linux ?

PostSun Jul 16, 2017 6:18 pm

U capturing 32bit audio .. try 16 bit
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