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Split Camera Feed

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:46 pm
by LanceRuis
Hey guys. We have two switchers. The first switcher we want to use for IMAG for live production, and the second switcher will be mixed and produced live to a recording. But I currently have no method of taking a camera feed and splitting the signal to both switchers simultaneously. So I'm looking for a product that will do the following:
Camera A -> Switcher A + Switcher B

I need to do this for approximately 5 separate SDI camera feeds. I guess I need a router? I'm not sure. I've never had a need to split a digital 1080 59.94 SDI feed.

Re: Split Camera Feed

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:59 pm
by Denny Smith
Yes, a routing switch would be best, as the video,delay is minimal and the signal is reclocked on the outputs for a solid feed to Vision Switchers.

Re: Split Camera Feed

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:05 pm
by LanceRuis
Is Blackmagic's Smart Videohub designed to split the signal? I mean, I assume it's for just such a purpose, but if I only need 5 signals split between the two switchers, would the Smart Videohub 12x12 be enough? Say 5 inputs, 10 outputs?

Re: Split Camera Feed

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:58 pm
by Andrew Martin
Yep, one of BMDs videohubs would do this .. you can route any input to any output
So in 1 could go to out 1 and out 7, in 2 could go to out 2 and 8, in 3 could go to out 3 and 9 and on such like

So out 12345 feed inputs on mixer one and outs 789 10&11 feed the inputs on mixer two.

But I'd go bigger than the 12x12 to give you more room to expand, when the need arises.
as once you start using a sdi router you'll find a lot more for it to be doing so you'll soon outgrow ur 12*12.

Re: Split Camera Feed

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:44 am
by LanceRuis
Thanks so much! What you say is definitely true in terms of expansion. I'll have to consider that for sure.