I just installed a Blackmagic Deckling Quad SDI card into my computer to handle inputs. I am experiencing an issue that I wonder if anyone else has come across.
Once I installed the card, I wanted to test the 4 inputs. I am at home and only have one sdi cable available, so I was just going to check the inputs one at a time. What I found out though, is that if I plug into input 1, and I take that source into Arena and take it live, it is fine. But if I place any of the unused sources in any of the columns, suddenly I lose the active source #1. It just goes black until I delete the other "empty" source from the column. That seems strange. I don't have a way to test if this would still be the case if the second source actually had something plugged into it, but I wouldn't think an inactive input would cause an active one to stop working. I tried this on Arena 5 and 4, and with several versions of the Blackmagic software and drivers.
I am trying to figure out if this is just a known quirk, or if my Decklink card is faulty.
Have any of you seen anything like this?
Thanks for any help given.
Last edited by Supernova
on Thu Nov 12, 2015 17:55, edited 1 time in total.