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Old November 25th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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Quad Splitter with a video mixer

Is anybody using a Quad Splitter with a video mixer? I use three cameras Sony Z7 to shoot some events (concerts, parties, corporate meetings, etc). To mix the video I use an Edirol V-8 video mixer. Taking 5 monitors every time is hectic. Could I use a Quad Splitter? (something like the ones used for CCTv) I would like to have the three Sony Z7 on one screen. How big should the monitor be? Would it work fine? Please, share your experience.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 05:05 PM   #2
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I've done it, and it works well. The only drawback is that the image won't be clear enough to visually check focus.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #3
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Knowing that this particular issue relates to SD cameras, this is off-track but to help anyone who might be able to use the following information with HD cameras:

Redbyte (now Decimator) Design is making two products that might be of interest for quad splits with HD cameras.

The Decimator Quad will allow users to display 4 images from HD cameras downconverted to an SD quad split. The MD-Quad will show an HD quad split (probably much more useful), and has both HDMI and HD-SDI outputs. It can even be used as a simple switcher. Pretty cool little unit.

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Old November 25th, 2009, 08:49 PM   #4
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Charles, thanks for sharing. Now if only the Quad Split had a pass though for each of the 4 inputs, it could be used as an inline camera preview for multi camera live switched. As it is, it would be pretty much useless without 4 separate splitters prior to the Quad Split for THAT SPECIFIC purpose.
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