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Old February 23rd, 2018, 12:52 AM   #16
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For three or four cameras I would go for the Roland v1 switcher and any of the HDMI- USB converters mentioned. I found with my laptop two was all I could run But using the Roland you have up to four feeds in and one feed out.
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 07:03 AM   #17
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Ok simple question here. Do you REALLY need 4 cameras?? With software like OBS (free!) you can set up scenes with a single camera so you can switch views instantly between people being interviewed all on one single camera. If you need cutaway shots you can use a webcam. We used to do a bridal show just with a single camera that could switch from host to guest as well as do closeups of products and still do graphics and lower thirds all on a simple laptop and one cam through an Elgato HD60 convertor. You can very easily make one camera appear to look like 6 cameras and have no lip sync issues that might happen if you used individual cameras. Just a matter of being innovative .. some neat graphics and lower thirds will also smarten up an otherwise amateur looking stream!!
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Old March 1st, 2018, 11:02 AM   #18
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Thanks for the memory jog Chris.

I had forgotten that my HDMI recorder can interface with the computer via USB, because I haven't used it for that purpose before. I've only recorded with it and transferred the files later for post-production.

I will have to test the performance with a "regular" camera and see if it looks smooth when used with OBS.
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Old March 1st, 2018, 09:34 PM   #19
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Because most streams are at 720 and your camera input is 1080 you can effectively crop an image without losing any quality (only up to a point ) 4K input and stream at 720P is even better of course. In Livestream Studio you can actually have 4 preset "Takes" on each camera that you program before you start but you can also make your cam act like a PZT camera too and control the speed and transition as you adjust the FOV live .. it pretty neat but the software is only free if you have a LS account! OBS quality I find is awesome!!
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Old April 21st, 2019, 01:25 PM   #20
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Has anyone used one of these devices?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._hdmi_usb.html

How well do they work?

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Old April 22nd, 2019, 05:29 AM   #21
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Hi Ed yes the Magewell does work but remember it has USB3.0 out not USB2.0 Be careful not to be tempted into buying the clone units for nearly half the price or even less. Most people have had an issue with the non-Magewell converters
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Old April 22nd, 2019, 04:25 PM   #22
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Has anyone used one of these devices?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...2855/KBID/3801

How well do they work?
Works great. Flawless & easy to use.
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Old January 21st, 2020, 12:55 PM   #23
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Maybe the new Atem Mini. I am using one and i like it a lot.
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