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Old March 1st, 2008, 12:48 AM   #1
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Not sure where to put this topic, but I've got a production question.

I need to do some simple video switching. I have 2 and may buy one more HV20, and I need to shoot a live show that needs to get converted to a LIVE video stream.

So I probably don't need to shoot in HDV, but I will need something, either PC based or external switcher (WHAT DO I BUY?) that is cheap and capable of 3 inputs.

Also, what can convert the output to a 240x180 stream to be broadcast live?

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Old March 1st, 2008, 01:14 AM   #2
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The cheapest solution would be to get an analog mixer (it will likely be used; the cheapest new switchers available are something like $1,600).
e.g. something like a Panasonic MX-50

Do long runs of composite or (preferably) S-video. You can run Svideo by getting adapters to co-axial(2 cables) and doing a run of that.

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Also, what can convert the output to a 240x180 stream to be broadcast live?
Get a camera that can do analog->digital passthrough.

Hook that up to a computer with Windows Media Encoder (still free?) or maybe quicktime broadcaster. WME is pretty easy and would be my choice.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 01:21 AM   #3
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thanks for your info. I just found this, which looks interesteing.

http://www.varasoftware.com/products/wirecast/

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