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Camera Upgrade Options

I will be upgrading my camera which is about a 15 year old camcorder using HDMI output. I will be purchasing 2-3 PTZOptics cameras. I would like to know what is the best quality connection to use for them? HDMI or SDI cables. I will be running POE to each for power and to have them on LAN as I will be utilizing the PTZOptics 4D IP Joystick Controller (GEN3). I am using the latest version of Wirecast Pro. 

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 2 yrs ago
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    SDI is generally more reliable than HDMI as the cables have more secure connections and can handle longer cable runs. 

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    • Mike McColley
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    • Mike_McColley
    • 2 yrs ago
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    I like SDI having just switched from S-video.  I have cheap camcorders (Canon HF m40s) and they still have HDMI output.  But I am converting those to SDI via Blackmagic mini HDMI to SDI.  I have a Pro Capture Quad SDI at the computer side.  I really really like the SDI connections and simplicity of cable runs.  The SDI has me thinking about SDI camera upgrades in the next 6 months. 

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    • CraigS
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Mike McColley SDI cameras are dropping in price considerably of late. The Canon XA-15 is down to about $1800 and the JVC HM180 is about $1500 for example. For PTZ cameras I've seen several that are well below $1000.

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