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Supported devices lists

Where would I find a list of supported devices specifically for transferring video/audio from a camera to wirecast. I have an hdmi to ethernet transmitter/receiver but I was told it wasn't a supported device. I'd like to know all my options other than long runs of hdmi.  Any help is appreciated.  

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  • Check out BirdDog Mini - It converts your HDMI to NDI which is supported by Wirecast. However, NDI stability in Wirecast varies depending on what version you run. You may need to upgrade or downgrade to find the sweet spot that works for your NDI input.

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  • Greg Kuhnert thank you so much for responding.  Maybe you can guide me a little more. I am currently a wirecast pro user but I'm running a older version (9 maybe) so I was plan on upgrading to the latest version. I'd like to have the ability to have 2 to 4 cameras. I purchased a magewell capture card with 4 hdmi as well as a sonnet enclosure. I should recieve them this week. Obviously I still have the option to return them. The hdmi issue is a very long cable run is almost impossible.  Is the magewell the best option or should I consider birddog. I am clueless about ndi unfortunately.  Does birddog make a multiple input unit? The 4 input magewell and enclosure is just under $1200. I'd like to get equipment that I can grow with.I appreciate your help and guidance. Thanks, Robby 

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  • Robby said:
    Maybe you can guide me a little more. I am currently a wirecast pro user but I'm running a older version (9 maybe) so I was plan on upgrading to the latest version.

    Hi Robby.

    The question that needs to be asked is around your long term strategy. But let me give you these options.

    1. Standardise on SDI: If your cameras have SDI out, that would be a simple fix. Get a multi port SDI input device for wirecast to use. Alternatively, convert to SDI at camera source.

    2. Standardise on HDMI: Use HDMI extenders - In your original post, you mentioned that HDMI over ethernet is unsupported by your capture device. I don't fully understand the rationale for that statement. I think its more likely that your source and/or receiver device is unable to negotiate some of the parameters. It should work. But there are also HDMI over CAT 5 cables that don't convert to IP that might work for you as well. Cheap, but lots of additional points where things can go wrong.

    3. Standardise on NDI: This is the way I would go. You can even buy cameras that send NDI natively now. The converter I suggested is a single port converter. Just connect to a switch, and it works. There are other brands that can do the same as the birddog - I just picked that because of the price point.

    Regarding your plan to upgrade Wirecast, I would suggest either sticking with 11.x or 12.1.1.

    GK

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  • Greg Kuhnert thank you so much for your advice. I trust your opinion that ndi is the best route. I'm going to contact a reseller on tuesday. Thanks again, Robby 

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  • Robby Supported Capture Devices Here. 
     

    Robby said:
    I have an hdmi to ethernet transmitter/receiver but I was told it wasn't a supported device.

     There are HDMI to NDI devices which may work since Wirecast supports NDI in. Newtek Spark but other companies are or will be offering such devices. You can request that we test and confirm.
     

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  • Robby BTW I believe we've had customers use HDMI to ethernet back to HDMI and then HDMI capture device into the computer for long runs. 

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  • CraigS I tried that (hdmi  to cat 6 then back to hdmi into intensity shuttle) last year but had issues. There was a lot of noise in the shot. Not sure why. Can you help with a ndi question. I'm clueless. I'm am getting internet from a single Verizon jetpack device which is tethered through USB to my PC. Does ndi have anything to do with my internet connection. "Please note: NDI requires 8-125 Mbps of bandwidth per source. 1 Gigabit of network bandwidth is recommended for best results." Thank you, Robby 

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  • Robby said:
    Does ndi have anything to do with my internet connection.

     Not really although there are NDI over internet devices. Generally, NDI involves the local network.

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  • CraigS  ok. thank you!

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  • Robby You're welcome of course.

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