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Hello Everyone,

I’m new here, below is the configuration of our assembled Display PC

CPU                                     HexaCore Intel Core i7-8700, 4500 MHz (45 x 100)

Motherboard                     Asus ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming (4 PCI-E x1, 3 PCI-E x16, 2 M.2, 4 DDR4 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)

RAM                                    https://www.corsair.com/uk/en/Categories/Products/Memory/VENGEANCE%C2%AE-    LPX-16GB-%281x16GB%29-DDR4-DRAM-2400MHz-C16-Memory-Kit---   Black/p/CMK16GX4M1A2400C16 * 2

Video Card                             https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1060-ARMOR-6G-OC.html               

Capture Card                          https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/in/products/decklink/techspecs/W-DLK-33

                                            And

                                                https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/in/products/decklink/techspecs/W-DLK-31      

OS                                             Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB (500 GB, SATA-III)

Media                                      WDC WD2003FZEX-00SRLA0 (2 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III)  * 2 in RAID 0

Network Switch                            https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/sg-100d-08-8-port-gigabit-switch/model.html                       

                                                          OR                               

                                                         https://www.linksys.com/in/p/P-LGS108/

Power Supply                           https://www.corsair.com/us/en/en-eu/rmx-series-rm750x-750-watt-80-plus-gold-certified-fully-modular-psu

Cabinet                                      https://www.antec.com/product/case/vsk4000e-u3.html

Software                                    Windows 8.1 Professional

Production PC

http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-7000-gaming/spd/inspiron-15-7567-laptop/dncwf510s

OR

http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-5000-gaming/spd/inspiron-15-5577-gaming-laptop/fncwpi404h

 

This system would be basically used to Drive led walls of resolution up to 5000*1280 pixels

Primary purpose is Annual Gatherings, Corporate meetings and Award Functions With usually 1or 2 live camera Inputs and 1 laptop input for presentation Purposes.

Currently I work as a led show operator and trying watchout for the first time.

We outsource our watchout requirements as and when required,

Looking forward for your valuable suggestions and Inputs to configure the system, waiting for the Dongles to arrive in the next 2-3 days.

Additions or changes to the above are welcome…

Thanks in advance.

 

              

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I've used the blackmagic cards quite a bit, but know they have significant latency that makes them pretty much unusable for IMAG(if that's your intent).

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16 hours ago, sanjeev ram said:

Hey! Welcome to the World of Watchout! :)

Please find my suggestions:

 

CPU                                     HexaCore Intel Core i7-8700, 4500 MHz (45 x 100)

It only has 16 PCIe Lanes. Thats just enough to connect your graphics card... Get as many lanes as possible: i9 7900x has 44 Lanes. Still consumer hardware. Go for Xeons if you want reliability. Especially the Xeon W-2145 is the best combination of single core performance and number of cores. I run 8 Cores at an all core turbo of 4,25 Ghz 24/7.

Motherboard                     Asus ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming (4 PCI-E x1, 3 PCI-E x16, 2 M.2, 4 DDR4 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)

I got nothing but problems with consumer Asus boards so far. Go for Workstation or server grade hardware! Supermicro for example or Asus Xeon Motherboards!

Options:

http://b2b.gigabyte.com/Server-Motherboard/MW51-HP0-rev-10#ov

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/WS-C422-PRO-SE/

ftp://ftp.ts.fujitsu.com/pub/mainboard-oem-sales/products/Mainboards/Industrial&ExtendedLifetime/D3598-B/Documentation/DS_D3598-B.pdf

https://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon/C420/X11SRA.cfm

 

RAM                                    https://www.corsair.com/uk/en/Categories/Products/Memory/VENGEANCE%C2%AE-    LPX-16GB-%281x16GB%29-DDR4-DRAM-2400MHz-C16-Memory-Kit---   Black/p/CMK16GX4M1A2400C16 * 2

32GB should be in your machine to be future ready!

Video Card                             https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1060-ARMOR-6G-OC.html     

You will miss the EDID & sync functions. Current options AMD WX 7100, WX9100, Quaddro P5000 + S400 or NVIDIA Quaddra sync!         

Capture Card                          https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/in/products/decklink/techspecs/W-DLK-33

                                            And

                                                https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/in/products/decklink/techspecs/W-DLK-31      

OKI

OS                                             Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB (500 GB, SATA-III)

ok!

Media                                      WDC WD2003FZEX-00SRLA0 (2 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III)  * 2 in RAID 0

Forget about SATA Hard Drives! NVME is the way to go and its getting cheaper every day. Stay away from m.2 and buy u.2 or PCIe. Samsung PM1725a, Intel P4500, Micron

Network Switch                            https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/sg-100d-08-8-port-gigabit-switch/model.html                       

                                                          OR                               

                                                         https://www.linksys.com/in/p/P-LGS108/

10 G is getting cheaper and cheaper! One option to get cheap into 10G: D-Link DXS-1100-10TS - 8 port 10GBASE-T, 2 port SFP+

Quote

Power Supply                           https://www.corsair.com/us/en/en-eu/rmx-series-rm750x-750-watt-80-plus-gold-certified-fully-modular-psu

Cabinet                                      https://www.antec.com/product/case/vsk4000e-u3.html

Software                                    Windows 8.1 Professional

Well I would suggest Win 10 :)

 

 

 

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On 3/27/2018 at 9:24 PM, zackboyd said:

I've used the blackmagic cards quite a bit, but know they have significant latency that makes them pretty much unusable for IMAG(if that's your intent).

IMAG?

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2 hours ago, sanjeev ram said:

IMAG?

Image Magnification. Typically a camera pointed at a podium to magnify the image of the presenter so that all in the room can clearly see him. Since the live presenter and his magnified image are both visible to the viewer, delay / latency is quite noticeable.

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3 minutes ago, jfk said:

Image Magnification. Typically a camera pointed at a podium to magnify the image of the presenter so that all in the room can clearly see him. Since the live presenter and his magnified image are both visible to the viewer, delay / latency is quite noticeable.

So what would you suggest to overcome it.

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The better option would be capture cards from Datapath or maybe Magewell. Datapath's drivers are way better than the Blackmagic drivers and they give support while Blackmagic does not know this word at all.

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58 minutes ago, sanjeev ram said:

So what would you suggest to overcome it.

So far, the best I have seen is a DataPath capture card in WATCHOUT 6.

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15 hours ago, jfk said:

So far, the best I have seen is a DataPath capture card in WATCHOUT 6.

Have Shortlisted the following components for now...

https://www.datapath.co.uk/video-capture-cards/visionav-range/visionav-hd

https://www.datapath.co.uk/video-capture-cards/vision-range/visionsdi2

Will be updating my display machine after i become proficient .

 

Thanks for your valuable inputs.

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I would like to add another question here:

a. are USB based capture cards better?

b. what capture cards in Magewell would you recommend?

 

we usually use this for IMAG, presentations, heavy graphics content for 4k by 1k screens 

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