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Send program out to separate PC/Mac

Without using a hardware switcher and only Wirecast, I would like to be able to send the program video out to a second pc (or Mac) that would be running Skype. Is this possible? If so, what adapter/capture card/converter do I need to accomplish this? I tried using my BMD Extreme to send HDMI from my Matrox graphics card to the BMD Extreme and then in to my MacBook Air via thunderbolt but this didn't work. I've heard maybe a Magewell HDMI-to-USB converter would do the trick and is recognized by Skype. Not sure if I am even on the right path or if there is a different/better way to get the program video out to my Skype machine. Ideally, I'd like the flexibility to add another Skype machine into the mix to have two remote callers. So I'm guessing whatever I do for the first machine would work for the second if I added an HDMI splitter into the workflow.

Thanks in advance for any tips on how to do this.

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  • Wirecast Studio has External Display Output. That would be out of the GPU. I'm not sure what Matrox device you're referring to but they don't make graphics cards. Those would be AMD, NVIDIA or Intel's integrated GPU. The device feeding that to the second computer has to be compatible with the signal coming out of the computer.

    Otherwise Wirecast Pro has Video Device Output through Blackmagic and AJA devices. These would give you a professional signal compatible with professional input devices.

    Additionally Skype would have to be compatible with the input device. In my experience this can change with Skype's frequent updates. The best bet would be a professional USB3 input device such as those made by Magewell or Epiphan because Skype might see the source as a webcam.

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  • Whoops. Goofed on the graphics card. I have an NVIDIA Gigabyte GTX 770 GDDR5-2GB 2xDVI/HDMI/DP OC WINDFORCE 3X Graphics Card GV-N770OC-2GD. 

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  • Thanks for the clarification. You should be able to use Wirecast External Display Output although on some systems there can be issues with the audio either not be carried or at 44.1kHz when input devices want 48kHz. I would recommend testing that first. You could go HDMI out to USB3 through Magewell or Epiphan device and see of Skype will recognize it on the receiving computer.

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  • i route all my audio through a mixer so i think i'm just worried about the video, even though i'm using HDMI.

    When I tried the Eternal Video Out with an HDMI into my BMD Extreme and then thunderbolt to MBA, I didn't see any video. But I've heard some folks have luck with Magewell. Just preferring not to spend $300 to then find out it doesn't work. Also saw that BMD released 10.8.3 today with fixes for Win10 Anniversary.  

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