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Old July 22nd, 2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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Can Blackmagic Design DeckLink SDI PCI Express Capture Card be used as 3 inputs?

Hello Community!

I'm not sure where to post this but this thread is close enough.

Question is, does anyone know if I can use a Blackmagic Design DeckLink SDI PCI Express Capture Card to capture 3 inputs at the same time? I'm asking because we are doing a live concert at my church with multiple cameras and a video mixer over coax lines. On top of that... output live to multiple screens and projectors. The cameras will be HD but the video mixer won't be. Soooo.... I was thinking about using Avtakes' CutFour SD software with a capture card with at least 3 inputs to salvage whatever quality I can get and mix from the computer.

My last year set-up was camera, to coax cables, to video mixer, and split the outputs to live projection and a DVD Recorder.... yes... DVD RECORDER. We lost a few moments because the DVD had to burn and finalize before I can pop in a new one... not to mention the quality that came out...

If anyone got any experiences with this... please HELP! Much appreciated. Oh yea.... budget is $1000 this year..... I'm asking for more.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 11:56 PM   #2
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I think your best bet is to rent one of the newer Newtek Tricaster models that accept HD-SDI and have a hard drive to record live.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #3
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Thanks Steve!

Just what I was looking for! I went with the Tricaster Broadcast. The event went smooooooooth. Like butter.
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