How to add more media inputs?

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roconnor

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How to add more media inputs?

PostMon Feb 12, 2018 11:43 pm

I run a high school live broadcast each morning. We currently have a few options for media, but are looking to expand our media sources so that we can add more graphics to our broadcast. Our current setup is as follows:

- 2 media players (built into 2 m/e switcher)
- 1 HyperDeck SSD playback
- 2 computers with DeckLink and Premiere

I am wondering how we should (cost efficiently) add more inputs. I noticed that in some black magic marketing shots for the 2 m/e switcher, which is what we have, they show 4 media players. Additionally, is it possible to add more than one DeckLink to each computer? Then, I assume we would use the media organizer software instead of premiere. Any other suggestions to getting more graphics/video inputs would be appreciated.
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Re: How to add more media inputs?

PostTue Feb 13, 2018 4:58 pm

Pay no attention to BMD marketing shots it's all contrived and photoshopped images and bares little to no resemblance to what the gear can actually acheive. :D

You can use as many cards in the pc as you have bandwidth and capabilities for. Although you'll have to find a software capable of driving them all as you can only run a single instance of the BMD software at anyone time.
Something like medialooks direct take or millumin should handle multiple cards or cards with multiple outputs.

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Re: How to add more media inputs?

PostTue Feb 13, 2018 5:47 pm

You might take a look at ProPresenter. It will take in many different formats, you can set up a run of show, and go through multiple video playback using a single source. You could even add in a key channel module for playback of graphics with an alpha channel.
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Re: How to add more media inputs?

PostTue Feb 13, 2018 6:38 pm

You could also try the free CasparCG.
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Re: How to add more media inputs?

PostThu Feb 15, 2018 4:09 pm

Andrew Martin wrote:Pay no attention to BMD marketing shots it's all contrived and photoshopped images and bares little to no resemblance to what the gear can actually acheive. :D

The 2ME/4ME Broadcast mixer does have 4 media players ;) Not sure about the 2ME production studio.. But the Broadcast 4K does have them.. :lol:
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