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#1 geogen

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:31 PM

Hi guys, I want to buy decklink studio for my new 6 outputs pc
The question
Does this card support simultaneous inputs, for example for 3 projectors I want to show hdmi input and for another 3 sdi camera as live feed

Or I need to buy 2 different cards, one for hdmi input and another for sdi

#2 Jonas Dannert

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:44 PM

Decklink Studio does only support one input at the time.
Only Decklink Duo/Decklink Quad (HDSDI) or Datapath VisionSDI2 supports more.

/jonas

#3 fabiosribeiro

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:36 PM

Hi Jonas,

Do you know why the Decklink Studio doesn't support multiple inputs since the card has this resource ?

http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/decklink/

#4 Jonas Dannert

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:10 PM

Hi Fabios,

Since the Decklink Duo, with 2 HDSDI inputs possible, simultaneously, is a PCIe x4 card.
The Decklink Studio is a PCIe x1 card, which leads me to believe that it only can deal with one input at the time.
But feel free to test yourself, we have not had one in house.

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#5 Walter

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:52 AM

Hi Fabios: did you ever manage to use more than one input at a time in another program than WO with this card? I have those cards in both my Mac pro editing station as well in my WO systems and you are supposed to select 1 type of input in the BM configuration panel. (doesn't auto-sense like H264 recorder from BM) So it's just the design of the card that puts the limit on it. If card was able to select and recognize / process multiple inputs at a time, WO would be able to use all of them too. (i.e. with the SDI DUO or so).
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#6 Croonquist

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:56 PM

Decklink Studio does only support one input at the time.
Only Decklink Duo/Decklink Quad (HDSDI) or Datapath VisionSDI2 supports more.

/jonas


Is the Decklink quad SDI tested to work with watchout? Any issues?

#7 Jonas Dannert

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:12 AM

Yes, they are, and works.
Used by us & many customers (Duo), and by some customers (Quad).
1.5 GBps HDSDI = supports 720p50/59.94/60, 1080p25/29.97/30 and 1080i50/59.94/60.

Need Windows 7 64-bit and preferably at least 8GB RAM.

They are visible to WATCHOUT as 2 or 4 separate cards.

Blackmagic cards can be picky on motherboards, that's only caveat.

/jonas