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Tim Monnig

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  1. Hello All, I have four computers with a compliment of Datapath cards: 2 with a Vision SDI2, and 2 with both a Vision SDI 2 and a Vision RGB-E1S DVI Capture card. Is there a way to turn off the no signal frame counter whilst passing inputs in Watchout (I've also reached out to Datapath)? I have an option for turning off the text (I presume it's this text) in the Vision software, but it doesn't seem to translate to Watchout (provided it should). I'd like to make it such that the cards will go black upon loss of signal to avoid having to reroute to another source downstream to cover for the reroute upstream (it's not always a luxury I have). I could also enter standby mode standby in the Watchout or go to black in the timeline, but depending on the show, that's not always desirable either. Thanks! Tim Monnig MooTV
  2. Hello Jonas, Thank you for your prompt response. I do have a couple more questions, if you don't mind. - To the best of your knowledge, is the S400 Sync Module a requisite for multiple outputs in this card configuration? - I presume that there is no known pairing between the FirePro V7900 SDI with a 3rd Party card that will allow SDI output directly from Watchout, as there is between the Quadro 6000 and it's SDI I/O card (though granted, progressive only, so not true SDI). Am I correct in saying this? - I performed a latency test, an admittedly simple one, using two identical system setups, save for the graphics cards--Firepro V7900 vs Radeon 6770--, and identical signal flows and display devices, and filmed them running a timecode stream with a camera running a 60fps, and I can report an improvement of a half a frame (or slightly better) when running the Firepro with slight SDI acceleration (it plateaued quickly). It wasn't the game changer I was hoping for, but I'll take any improvements I can get (we primarily do live music, so our clients are highly sensitive to frame delay). I'm happy to share if you'd like to see a clip. Also, I had no issues applying tween to the live. It preformed admirably. Thank you, Jonas. Tim
  3. Hello all, I recently received an ATI FirePro V7900 SDI for testing, and I haven't dug too deeply, save for some latency tests with Blackmagic Decklink cards (which actually showed marginal improvement around a half a frame). I was wondering if any of you had some time to play with this card, and perhaps found a pairing with a 3rd party SDI I/O that allows native SDI output? And if so, do you genlock the FirePro with the S400 sync module, or the 3rd party card, or both? The NVidia Quadro 6000 with SDI I/O supports this, but at $8000, it's not very cost effective (not to mention, the Watchout does not recognize the direct show drivers for capture, although I haven't tried it in a few months.). I'd also be curious to hear about anyone's overall experience with this card. Thanks! Tim Monnig
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