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  • alenmecan commented on a discussion.
    Hi @bryanmurillo is the resolution/framerate same as the output from the macbook?Is the image green/weird colors?If so, you may need an HDMI to SDI BATTERY converter (NOT MINI CONVERTER), as this one does colorspace conversion from RGB to YUV.DVI extender does not do colorspace conversion.Hope this helps.
    September 2014
  • alenmecan commented on a discussion.
    Also, get the Decklink Studio 4K, it can capture RGB colorspace and 1080p 50 and 60.I have also drifted away from Extron for this purpose, the most cost effective switcher for live events in my opinion is the Kramer VP-437N. You get 2 HDMI and 1 VGA input for your laptops, HDMI out for the Decklink Studio and 2 analogue outs for your speaker preview or what have you. That should have everything covered and no compromises are needed.You still have the decklink SDI ins for your cameras or a video switcher.
    Hope this helps.
    July 2014
  • alenmecan commented on a discussion.
    Main problem I see people running into here is trying to capture RGB colorspace output from their switchers to Blackmagic cards which are YUV only.Decklink Studio 4K (and up the range) solves this problem, it's HDMI can capture RGB, and also solves the problem of capturing at max of 30fps, as it supports 1080p 50/60 and up.The image quality is also impeccable, so this is definitely the way to go.
    July 2014
  • alenmecan commented on a discussion.
    Hi, just a quick update, as I have talked to Extron.The MPS-601 will not work that well as it has no built in scaler.Therefore, you will always get the output identical to the used input.With Blackmagic cards you always need to have the pre-selected format (ideally 1080p 30fps).They have sent me a list of recommended devices (all are pricier than the MPS);DSC 301
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    May 2014
  • alenmecan commented on a discussion.
    Hi @renaud The MPS-601: as cheap as it gets, and you get 2 VGA(RGBHV) and 4 HDMI inputs for laptops etc. You can use a cheap HDMI capture card like Intensity pro to capture this to Millumin.
    April 2014
  • alenmecan commented on a discussion.
    Hi @Arveen,
    We are using an external switcher into an HDSDI input of the Deck link duo.
    At the moment it is the best way, think ofnit as a front end for Millumin, plus you can have diferent machines hooked up as clients always want to change sometyhing 2 minutes before they go on stage.
    Extron has just released a 4(or 6) input half rack unit that will take all your VGA/HDMI laptops and it's about 600$.
    Syphoning has not worked out for us yet for powerpoints/keynotes/prezis but works great for other things.
    Also keeps the clients away from your millumachine.
    Hope this helps,
    April 2014
  • alenmecan commented on a discussion.
    Hello @vbaudron,thanks a lot, we got it going. The problem was in Blackmagic being unable to accept any signal that was not YUV. Problem solved, and we have a nice new front end for our system!
    March 2014