So here's the deal.
I have read both the minimum system requirements and SVT's recommendations. I understand the minimum requirements are basically just to get the software to run, but the capabilities of the SVT setup are unclear to me. In practical terms it always boils down to this question: will the setup be capable of performing the tasks that I require? Buying the most powerful (and most expensive) hardware and just hoping it will be enough is both risky and wasteful.
I want to be able to do the following:
1) Play a video loop on a background layer
2) Play another video clip resized in a smaller frame on top of the background loop
3) Take a live video input (a camera in front of a chroma screen) and layer it on top of the above package using chroma key
4) Use one layer of animated TGs (I suppose this means Flash) on top
5) Record the program feed
6) Do everything in either 1080i or 1080p depending on customer needs
Let me tell you that of course I understand I could just play the two streams of video and the TG channel out separately and do the rest in the switcher and then record on a separate recorder. That would, however, be wasteful, unnecessarily complex and expensive, provided this can all be accomplished internally. Would something like the SVT setup be able to do this? If not, what do you think would be the bottleneck and how much more powerful hardware would I need to get to resolve the issue?
Conversely: in case my requirements result in performance issues and I need to do some things externally, is anybody able to tell me which specific parts on the list are the most resource intensive, ie. contribute the most to the problem? If it's the recording that will be the final nail in the coffin, for instance, I could use an external recorder and do everything else internally. If, on the other hand, the chroma key is the problem, I would need to use an external switcher, but wouldn't necessary need one with resizer functionality.
Can anyone offer their two cents?
Thank you very much!