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by lightbx
Fri Oct 18, 2019 18:03
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Input Device Benchmarks
Replies: 19
Views: 9343

Re: Input Device Benchmarks

DouglasH wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 15:41
Has anyone run further benchmarks? I’m looking for ways to beat the Blackmagic cards – about to go buy a Datapath VisionLC SDI and give it a go…
Bump - can anyone on this forum who owns Datapath capture cards run a similar benchmark?
by lightbx
Fri Oct 18, 2019 17:48
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I need PC build for live feed and almost no delay
Replies: 19
Views: 5122

Re: I need PC build for live feed and almost no delay

meshal, can you say why you use the Blackmagic as your primary card, as opposed to the Datapath? I have had better experience personally with Datapath capture cards, in terms of low latency. I'm also told that Barco, disguise, etc. use Datapath cards in many of their units.
by lightbx
Mon Mar 18, 2019 19:00
Forum: Problems? Bugs? Solutions!
Topic: fisheye-correction plugin?
Replies: 10
Views: 1669

Re: fisheye-correction plugin?

I’m shooting from the hip here, but GoPro Studio is a free software with a fisheye correction feature. Of course, it’s designed for the GoPro camera and may not be as flexible as you need, but it’s free.
by lightbx
Mon Mar 18, 2019 18:55
Forum: Problems? Bugs? Solutions!
Topic: Capturing High Quality Resolume Output/General Video Rendering Question
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: Capturing High Quality Resolume Output/General Video Rendering Question

Honestly the best way to do this would be to NOT record video on the same machine that you’re generating content with. You can imagine what a load that is putting on your Macbook - even the new one. The simplest and easiest way to do this would be to use a Blackmagic capture device. You can buy a Mi...
by lightbx
Tue Mar 12, 2019 04:05
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Alternative to fx4
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: Alternative to fx4

Last thing to note is that the Fx4 keeps all frames in sync, and the AJA HA5-4K can be offset by about 1 frame, or ~50ms. Another user ran a test and provided these numbers here, I believe in a thread specifically about the HA5-4K. If they are all separate screens, and especially if they are all pla...
by lightbx
Fri Mar 01, 2019 19:38
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Razer Blade 15 GPU
Replies: 8
Views: 2621

Re: Razer Blade 15 GPU

As someone who does not own a Razer Blade: - I’d spring for the 2080 just to future proof. For any pro’s out there ready to hit me with the law of diminishing returns, now is your chance to roast me. - I’m not a fan of using Arena with small-form 4K displays (under 24”). Everything is so tiny! I got...
by lightbx
Fri Mar 01, 2019 19:32
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC rig for 6 outputs
Replies: 18
Views: 7023

Re: PC rig for 6 outputs

This is a good thread.

Here’s a hopeful question - let’s say I didn’t use the loop thru (in order to achieve 60Hz) but I used two different outputs from the GPU, each to its own Datapath FX4-SDI.

Would a simple BNC cable sync the frames?
by lightbx
Sun Jan 13, 2019 03:18
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Resulume arena with BlackMagic Decklink 4k Extreme 12G
Replies: 5
Views: 4508

Re: Resulume arena with BlackMagic Decklink 4k Extreme 12G

Just checking in to ask whether these cards keep all SDI outputs in sync? I've read here before that Blackmagic SDI outs do not always keep sync, curious if that is specific to when BMD cards are secondary cards (for additional outputs), not the render card. Would running a Blackmagic card as the pr...
by lightbx
Fri May 11, 2018 15:17
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HDMI splitter
Replies: 12
Views: 3661

Re: HDMI splitter

Logging in to say that I am in the market for a commercial-grade, zero-latency, frame-synced HDMI splitter (distribution amplifer). 1x2 or 1x4, only need 1080p. Hoping there's something in the $150-300 range like this. Sorry to "hijack" the thread, but it's prob not worth a new one. This way, anyone...
by lightbx
Sat May 05, 2018 15:36
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Datapath X4 - In need of convincing
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

Re: Datapath X4 - In need of convincing

Chiming in to say that after years of low-budget projects, with TripleHeads often swapping displays and losing settings, after I began using the Datapath FX4 I never want to look back. Simplicity of use, flexibility of custom resolution settings, and (as mentioned) video wall design options are grea...