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HDMI Camera connections

Dave Quanbury Feb 09, 2016 02:09PM EST

Hi there,
I am hoping to broadcast in HD and I have a laptop with a thunderbolt port as well as an HDMI to thunderbolt cable. Would this function as an interface, or do I still need to purchase something like the iRig pro?


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Concert Window Support Feb 10, 2016 11:38AM EST Concert Window Agent

hi Dave, I think you would need a capture card like the Blackmagic Intensity series. The HDMI would go into the capture card, which would then go into the computer via thunderbolt. Those capture cards also take audio inputs (board feed, etc).

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Martin Erb May 23, 2016 07:05PM EDT
I got a Blackmagic Ultrastudio Mini Recorder. Flash sees the device as 1080i/59.94. But does not display anything once it selected.

Any ideas?
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Concert Window Support May 24, 2016 11:12AM EDT Concert Window Agent

hi Martin, are you using Flash Media Live Encoder to stream?
As far as I know, a Mini Recorder won’t work for capturing live video for streaming. You would need an Intensity capture card (also from Blackmagic). But I could be wrong, hopefully!

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Martin Erb May 24, 2016 08:55PM EDT
The Black Magic literature and some practitioners indicated the Mini Recorder to Thunderbolt should work. It is really a pass video converter and pass through. It sometimes works with the Black Magic video capture application (Media Express), but not always. I was reluctant to purchase the Intensity product as it was expensive, interface overkill, and the reviews were only fair.

I am running Chrome 50.0.2661.102 or Safari on a Macbook Pro Retina running OS X 10.11.4, the latest Chrome and the latest flash (21pp for Chrome and 21a for Safari 9.1 (11601.5.17.1)).


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Concert Window Support May 25, 2016 11:00AM EDT Concert Window Agent

hi Martin, to encode the stream (and recognize the Blackmagic input, assuming that’s possible with the Mini Recorder) you would need to use Flash Media Live Encoder or Open Broadcaster Software to broadcast (both free). You would be using RTMP to send your stream up to Concert Window.

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