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  • Multiple HDMI cameras, Wirecast and Teradek encoder – Will this work?

    Posted by Michael Kellam on September 23, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Hi,

    I have a streaming workflow in mind but am wondering if it is likely to work or if there is something else I need.

    I would like to input 2-3 HDMI cameras into my Macbook Pro, switch them in Wirecast and then send out via HDMI to a Teradek Vidiu Go encoder that will actually encode the stream to RTMPS.

    Does this sound like a workable workflow?

    I am concerned about whether Wirecast and the Macbook pro can handle 2-3 HDMI cameras and how I would get the HDMI into my computer. (I have 2 Thunderbolt inputs and wasn’t sure if it would work to get a Thunderbolt adapter with multiple HDMI ports or if I needed another device.

    I previously encountered issues with Wirecast streaming with a Logitech webcam, but I believe the issue may have been too much resource usage in encoding for the stream. In the above configuration, the hardware encoder would be doing that part, so I hope it would eliminate that issue.

    Thanks for any advice you might be able to share.

    Mike

    Michael Kellam replied 4 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Craig Seeman

    September 23, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    [Michael Kellam] “Does this sound like a workable workflow?”

    Absolutely.

    [Michael Kellam] “I am concerned about whether Wirecast and the Macbook pro can handle 2-3 HDMI cameras “

    That depends on the CPU resources and the settings you use. I’ve done two HDMI sources streaming to one destination all at 720p on a 2013 15″ MBP.

    [Michael Kellam] “(I have 2 Thunderbolt inputs and wasn’t sure if it would work to get a Thunderbolt adapter with multiple HDMI ports or if I needed another device.”

    Two Blackmagic Ultrastudio Mini Recorders for HDMI to Thunderbolt. For the third, a Magewell HDMI to USB3 device should work. Get appropriate compatible adaptor cables from Apple.

  • Michael Kellam

    September 23, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Hi Craig – Thank you very much for your reply! It’s very helpful.

    Also, for everyone:

    I spoke with someone at Wirecast and he recommended integrating an external capture card (KONA HDMI Capture Card, Blackmagic Designs Decklink or a Magewell Pro Capture Quad HDMI) with an enclosure from Sonnettech so I can capture all of the video with one external unit.

    So I think I’m going to try setting this up.

    Thanks a bunch!

    Mike

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