Live Production Question at

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 30th, 2006, 04:23 PM   #1
Regular Crew
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: nashville, TN
Posts: 107
Live Production Question

We really would like to start a live production for our church. We are currently looking at the Tricaster Pro and 3 xl2's or dvx100's. Do we need any kind of signal booster from the cameras to the tricaster?The longest run will probably be around 500 feet. We have also are looking at some products from camplex (PRO-XC5) ( and click under products). Is there any thing else we need to consider getting (aside from tripods and video monitors) I would like to avoid the expense of the camplex products if they are not needed. Any help is appreciated.
Derek Grimes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2006, 08:26 AM   #2
Inner Circle
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Atlanta/USA
Posts: 2,509
Boy, must be nice to do this in such a rich church... I'm struggling to pull together the minimum for the same purpose.

We may have different views here, but I went the HD way, for now with a Z1U and someone loaning us an FX1 - no HD going on for the moment, but I didn't want to replace the cameras in a year or two when SD will be out and forgotten. Using any kind of analog signal processing you WILL LOOSE QUALITY no matter how you amplify and/or convert your signal. I decided to go with Firewire from the cameras to the switcher (don't have that yet, we're just doing live streaming, but it's coming soon). You can place a Datavideo DV Repeater every 60 feet and make it happen to up to 300 feet this way - without loosing anything.

You will need an intercom system... and probably many more, just start doing it and it'll all come together. Good luck!
Ervin Farkas, CDVS
Certified Legal Videographer
Ervin Farkas is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:31 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network