DeckLink Mini Recorder Acquisition Suggestion

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DeckLink Mini Recorder Acquisition Suggestion

PostSat Sep 22, 2018 4:48 pm

Hi, I'm buying a DeckLink Mini Recorder to acquire video from an endoscopic sdi probe.
With the old card I used VLC to acquire video end take screenshot. It was very simple, only open VLC, select the card and that's it. By using only two shortcuts I can do all.
Now I ask you for an alternative software to do the same things in easy way.
I don't want a video editing software like Corel Videostudio only to acquire videos or picture, it's annoying.

I really hope in your help, i love this little video card.

Thanks
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DeckLink Mini Recorder PC Requirements

PostSun Sep 23, 2018 3:46 pm

Hi Forum, I searched everywhere but the Blackmagic site is very confusing.
I need to know the minimum PC requirements for that card because I would install it on a Intel G4400, 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD.
I will capture only videos at 1280x720@25FPS.
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Re: DeckLink Mini Recorder Acquisition Suggestion

PostSun Sep 30, 2018 5:49 pm

Based on the info from BMD I would guess that if you have the right physical connector (e.g. PCI Express, 1 lane minimum) and you can run the Desktop Video software and the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test gives you a green-light (red check mark) for your desired recording format that you're good to go.

Your CPU is 64-bit compatible and you've got 8gb of RAM so I'm guessing you're on a 64-bit OS (a 32-bit Windows OS would not be able to use that much RAM). That's a fairly modern CPU, dual core dual thread. That should be fine for the Desktop Video software. The 1tb HDD? Not SSD? Probably not an issue doing 720p@25. SSD is usually the way to go but I can record 720p to a portable USB3 HDD... The Blackmagic Disk Speed Test is really the way to go to find out what you'll be capable of.

Desktop Video System Requirements:
Your computer requires at least 4gb of RAM to efficiently process video.

Mac OS:
Black Magic Desktop Video Software runs on the latest versions of Mac OS.

Windows:
Desktop Video runs exclusively on 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8, and 10 with the latest service pack installed.

Linux:
Desktop Video runs on 32-bit and 64-bit x86 computers running Linux 2.6.23 or higher. Please refer to the release notes for the latest list of supported Linux distributions, package formats and software dependencies.
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Re: DeckLink Mini Recorder Acquisition Suggestion

PostMon Oct 01, 2018 3:38 pm

Goblynn93 wrote:Based on the info from BMD...


Oh, finally someone that answer me!
Yes, my OS is 64bit version of Windows 10, so no problem.
Only a last question, I need to acquire from a medical probe ith SDI output.
I would to do this by using a foot switch.
So, do you know some software that accepts keyboard shortcut to acquire?
In the pas I used VLC, but this card seems non compatible with it.
Moreover I noticed that the included BMD software doesn't accept shortcut for the "Acquire" button.
Thanks in advance
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Re: DeckLink Mini Recorder Acquisition Suggestion

PostTue Oct 16, 2018 6:36 pm

Just about all software accept keyboard shortcuts to acquire.

BMD's Media Express - Ctrl+R
OBS - has assignable hotkeys for pretty much every function you'd want.

edit: removed the quote which was odd

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