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Old April 1st, 2010, 12:20 PM   #16
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I am here now... Sorry if I raise old thread

I have budget $2000 now. What the suitable video mixer for me and the best chroma key?

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Old April 1st, 2010, 02:37 PM   #17
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Sunarto: I own this right now:
LVS-400 Professional 4-Channel Video Mixer

For SD mixing, I'm very impressed at the price point. I haven't used the keyer at all so I can't comment. The T-Bar is VERY smooth and the signal is the cleanest I've seen on this level of mixer.

Hope this helps.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 09:30 PM   #18
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Switching in post

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Originally Posted by Alex Pineyro View Post
I think I will never switch a live event again. Unless I needed to feed the output to a web stream or for live projection.

Since most NLEs can do multicam editing now, I rather switch in post.

Benefits:

Less equipment to haul.
No cabling
You can color correct a camera footage before editing
You can always go back to a wrong switch point and re-do it.

If I needed to switch more than two cameras, for under $500 your only bet is an used MX1 as previously stated.

If you have a powerfull pc with three firewire cards, you can use a program like this one:

AvTake CutFour, DV video mixing software, DV video mixer, DV switcher, AV / A/V mixing, titling, video streaming, Avi Capture, Firewire mixer, audio switch, HDV, HD, Cut4

altough there is a little delay involved in the process. (and itīs more expensive than a used MX1)

My two cents.
I have tried both live switching and post multicam and unless you have 10 or twelve cameras the end product on nle usually comes out cold in feel. I know some content like talking heads are better suited for post but everything else benefits from a good director.

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Old April 2nd, 2010, 03:47 AM   #19
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Thanks for Shaun and Ric

What is the diferrence edirol LVS-400 and V-4? Because the price just a little different.
Positive Edirol LVS-400 : can using chroma key
Positive Edirol V-4 : more transition

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Old April 2nd, 2010, 03:13 PM   #20
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For me the reason to go with the LVS-400 was that it MORE closely resembles a broadcast switcher while the V-4 seemed much more aimed toward a video DJ. The form factor was the reason for my choice. I wanted a simple control surface and a great feeling T-Bar and I got it.
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