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Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 16 Mar 2013, 23:54

EDIT: Video cards from Bluefish Technologies are now added to the list, but the data is a bit sketchy at the moment... New link!

To avoid having to think about really expensive roof repairs on my house, I've spent Saturday night creating a spreadsheet of the BlackMagic Design cards and their capabilities with CasparCG Server 2.x:
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This is based on my basic knowledge and I would appreciate if you all could help me fact-check the data. When it is checked, it will be published ni the wiki, complete with images and such (but the wiki formatting tags are so awful that I'd rather have suggest edits in this format!)
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Re: BMD's cards: Please fact-check this chart!

Postby didikunz » 17 Mar 2013, 00:06

Cool list Jonas, you forgot to mention the UltraStudio 4K http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/ultrastudio4k/ It looks, like it had the same options like the new 4K Extreme, but I never had the chance to try it out realy. The UltraStudio 3D has two ins and outs and looks like an external version of the HD Extreme 3D. But also hat no chance to prove it...
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Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 17 Mar 2013, 00:15

I've added it, updated link!
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Re: BMD's cards: Please fact-check this chart!

Postby ckruetze » 17 Mar 2013, 00:29

Here is a list of the minimum PCI Express requirements, could be useful for people who want to build a PC or use an already existing one.
Source: taken from the Blackmagic homepage

DeckLink SDI -> PCI Express 1 lane
DeckLink Duo -> PCI Express 4 lane
DeckLink Optical Fiber -> PCI Express 1 lane
DeckLink Studio -> PCI Express 1 lane
DeckLink Quad -> PCI Express 4 lane
DeckLink HD Extreme 3D -> PCI Express 4 lane
DeckLink 4K Extreme -> PCI Express 4 lane generation 2


Side note
The generation 2 on the 4K Extreme is interesting, whatever generation means in this context.
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Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 17 Mar 2013, 00:33

ckruetze wrote:The generation 2 on the 4K Extreme is interesting, whatever generation means in this context.

Perhaps this explains it? http://lifehacker.com/5990542/how-pci-c ... otherboard

I'd love to have that list a bit more detailed with common data such as "PCI-e, 1st Gen, 16x" and similar.
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Postby ckruetze » 17 Mar 2013, 00:41

Jonas Hummelstrand wrote:
ckruetze wrote:The generation 2 on the 4K Extreme is interesting, whatever generation means in this context.

Perhaps this explains it? http://lifehacker.com/5990542/how-pci-c ... otherboard

Yes, very nice. I didn't know that generation refers to the revision. The Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express helps also.

Jonas Hummelstrand wrote:I'd love to have that list a bit more detailed with common data such as "PCI-e, 1st Gen, 16x" and similar.

On the Blackmagic website the 4K extreme is the only card that mentions a generation, so I guess all others work with generation 1.
It also makes sense that that card needs more then the HD Extreme 3D as it supports higher resolutions.
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Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 17 Mar 2013, 00:49

didikunz wrote:The UltraStudio 3D has two ins and outs and looks like an external version of the HD Extreme 3D.

I'm a bit confused, do all these cards:
  • UltraStudio 3D
  • DeckLink HD Extreme 3D
  • DeckLink 4K Extreme
...have two devices? Can they all output and/or input two channels simultaneously?
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Postby ckruetze » 17 Mar 2013, 01:31

Another device to add could be the UltraStudio Mini Recorder at the very low end of the price range.
However, it is Thunderbolt and like the UltraStudio 3D it also lists only Mac OS as the only operating system, so I'm not sure if it would even work with CasparCG.
In case you want to add it. It has one SDI and one HDMI input (only one works at a time). Here is a link with details http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/product ... dio/models

I guess if the Mini Recorder works, the Mini monitor could work too. Same as above just SDI/HDMI ouptput instead of input. I'm not sure if it is worth listing those devices, but they fall into the same category as the UltraStudio 3D which is listed...


One other thing that could be worth adding is what SDI modes the individual models support. The DeckLink 4K Extreme for example supports "SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 372M, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601." But the DeckLink SDI only supports "SMPTE 259M and 292M."
Does CasparCG support SMPTE 372M or is that too much?
I have no idea of those information are interesting enough to list them. Maybe a warning under the table could be enough to tell people to check if the card/device is compatible with the equipment they want to connect.
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Postby iTech » 17 Mar 2013, 05:36

Jonas Hummelstrand wrote:
didikunz wrote:The UltraStudio 3D has two ins and outs and looks like an external version of the HD Extreme 3D.

I'm a bit confused, do all these cards:
  • UltraStudio 3D
  • DeckLink HD Extreme 3D
  • DeckLink 4K Extreme
...have two devices? Can they all output and/or input two channels simultaneously?


They can only do 2 TOTAL things at a time. Input 2 channels, Output 2 channels, or Input 1 and Output 1. I'm not sure if the HDMI I/O takes over one of the SDI channels if plugged in though.

http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/4 ... r_2012.pdf

Page 53 onward has pictures of the cards with all the channel groups. They're also on the models page of all of BMD's products.
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Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 17 Mar 2013, 08:46

I've linked to those connection diagrams in the far right of the table.

I'm still unsure about those cards; they can output fill+key, but can they output 2 x fill+key simultaneously? Or fill+key output plus input simultaneously?

Another thing worth mentioning may be that while the DeckLink HD Extreme 3D is listed as supporting 3 Gbps (1080p5000, 1080p5994) that makes it impossible to output simultaneous synchronized fill and key.

Perhaps a "Notes" field would be appropriate with tips and hints?
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Re: BMD's cards: Please fact-check this chart!

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 17 Mar 2013, 10:37

ckruetze wrote:The DeckLink 4K Extreme for example supports "SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 372M, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601." But the DeckLink SDI only supports "SMPTE 259M and 292M."
Does CasparCG support SMPTE 372M or is that too much?

The CasparCG Server software delivers uncompressed 8-bpc RGBA frames to the consumers (output devices) so it's up the DeckLink consumer to pass that to the BMD card.

Yes, we've tested 1080p5000 output from CasparCG Server 2.0.x but since this requires using both SDI outputs on the DeckLink HD Extreme 3D card, this means that synchronized fill+key output is not supported for 1080p5000 and 1080p5994. You would need dual cards, one for fill, the other for key, and then you would get the potential timing problems of the channels not being permanently synchronized if a channel dropped a frame.
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Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 17 Mar 2013, 11:34

Update: New link!
The links in my previous posts have also been updated.
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Re: BMD's cards: Please fact-check this chart!

Postby tsipas » 17 Mar 2013, 14:32

Hi
I dont have decklink studio to test it by my own, but I believe that has fill+key (only at SD).
This is from Compare DeckLink Products1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable. 1 x 10-bit SD only, down converted or key. and the diagram shows 2 sdi out. If Decklink studio can handle fill+key for SD only is a cheapest solution from HD extreme.

PS Please if someone has the card can confirm that scenario?
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Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 17 Mar 2013, 15:35

I believe the Studio card may have SD key only, just like the UltraStudio Pro.

Damn, this is not easy... :)
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Postby didikunz » 17 Mar 2013, 16:01

The BMD homepage says about the Studio:
DeckLink Studio includes SD/HD-SDI, HDMI, SD/HD component, composite, s-video, 4 ch balanced analog audio, 2 ch AES/EBU switchable to 6 ch out, black burst and tri-sync reference input, RS-422 deck control connections, keying in SD and a hardware down converter.

On the multipin-snake there is a second SD only SDI output, where the key comes out.
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Postby tsipas » 17 Mar 2013, 18:37

I think everyone on this forum that used any model of BMD card must share his/her experience to make something like a guide that Jonas started.

I give a start
I already try Decklink Duo and set up two seperate outputs BUT I dont have luck with fill+key I dont use any input.
I also set up an old Decklink Pro and worked with fill+key (only SD PAL format) I have to mention that this Pro worked at the same machine with HD extreme 3D (play the same material full screen Video ~300mb) without perfomance issues.

PS to worked with this setup Old and New card together I must downgrade the BMD drivers to 9.0 version
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Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 18 Mar 2013, 16:58

Video cards from Bluefish Technologies are now added to the list, but the data is a bit sketchy at the moment...

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Re: Video cards: Please fact-check this chart!

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 20 Mar 2013, 10:20

Many new tweaks to the table:
  • Video modes are now listed in two new columns.
  • A new column "Tested by the CasparCG community" will show if the card has a reputation of working perfectly with CasparCG Server 2.0, even though the developers have not tested it.
  • Most Bluefish cards now have a connection diagram.
  • The Bluefish rows are now partially fact-checked. I am awaiting round two of proofreading from Bluefish Technologies in Australia.
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Re: Video cards: Please fact-check this chart!

Postby maz » 22 Mar 2013, 12:02

Hi all,
I'm trying to build a workstation for the CASPARCG application but unfortunately I don't have a spare Blackmagic card, I do however have the Kona3 Aja video card.
has anyone used this card to operate the CASPARCG application?

thanks

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Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 22 Mar 2013, 12:29

maz wrote:I do however have the Kona3 Aja video card.
has anyone used this card to operate the CASPARCG application?

Sorry, but if a video card is not listed in the System Requirements or the System Recommendations or in the Video card support table, it is not supported.
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Postby maz » 22 Mar 2013, 12:32

thanks for the reply
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Postby ckruetze » 22 Mar 2013, 12:45

maz wrote:thanks for the reply

If you have the card already, it can't hurt to try it, who knows, maybe it just works.
More likely it doesn't, but since CasparCG is open source, you can always add the support for new cards, if you have the programming resources.
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Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 22 Mar 2013, 12:52

No, no, no, I can guarantee that it will not work. There is no way of addressing an AJA video card through CasparCG Server 2.0.3 without developing an AJA-capable consumer module.

As always; we are happy to receive code contributions.
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Postby maz » 22 Mar 2013, 13:08

Thanks again,
I'm already looking at HD/SD Blackmagic cards on line
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Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 22 Mar 2013, 13:28

Read that table closely, only two BMD cards support synchronized fill+key SDI output.
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Re: Video cards: Please fact-check this chart!

Postby JStrauber » 25 Mar 2013, 19:30

To add to the chart, I have the following cards working with Caspar Server 2.0.3

Decklink SDI (SD-SDI Input / SD-SDI Output non-simultaneous)
Decklink Duo (Key + Fill SD-SDI)
Intensity Pro (HDMI + Composite outputs)
4k Extreme (Key+Fill HD-SDI)
Decklink Studio
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby benoit » 13 May 2013, 08:19

Hi,
I confirmed, I did my first tests with the decklink SDI. And it's working like any other single output card.
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 13 May 2013, 08:59

Chart updated with clarifications concerning Bluefish cards, more "tested by community" data on BMD cards, and updated product links, plus the 4K support (requires CasparcG Server 2.0.4) on two cards.

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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby steveando » 13 May 2013, 14:37

According to your list the Ultrastudio thunderbolt products from BMD are not supported on Windows...

But according to the driver/software download page on BMD website they are...

This in the read me.

Can anyone confirm??

About Desktop Video Software

This software includes everything you need to set up your DeckLink, Multibridge, UltraStudio Pro, Intensity cards and H.264 Pro Recorder for any task in your facility.


What's new in Desktop Video 9.7.2

• 6Gb SDI support for UltraStudio 4K and DeckLink 4K Extreme


Minimum system requirements for Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008


UltraStudio Series, Intensity Shuttle Thunderbolt and Intensity Extreme

• Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
• Microsoft Windows 8
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008
• Thunderbolt Motherboard or Notebook
• 4 GB of system memory
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 13 May 2013, 15:19

UltraStudio 4K only lists Mac OS X as the only supported OS: http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/product ... /techspecs
I had the wrong image for it, which is now fixed.

UltraStudio 3D is discontinued, and is now marked as such.
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby skyride » 16 May 2013, 04:55

I noticed that Blackmagic announced the Decklink mini monitor/recorder recently. Any word on support for these?
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Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 16 May 2013, 07:26

The DeckLink API generally works with all their cards, so you can assume that new products should work. Haven't heard of anyone testing it, though...
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby TheYouth » 06 Jul 2013, 21:58

Will be there Support for the AJA IO XT ?

I´m thinking about a mobile unit: Macbook Pro with Windows 7 via Bootcamp and an dual output HD-SDI Hardware. (for key+fill) Any other ideas? Macbook Pro has 1x Thunderbolt + 2x USB3.0 (didn´t want to use them) + FW800
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 08 Jul 2013, 10:41

TheYouth wrote:Will be there Support for the AJA IO XT ?

I´m thinking about a mobile unit: Macbook Pro with Windows 7 via Bootcamp and an dual output HD-SDI Hardware. (for key+fill) Any other ideas? Macbook Pro has 1x Thunderbolt + 2x USB3.0 (didn´t want to use them) + FW800

I'm not aware of any plans to support the AJA cards.

Here's the list of all the video output cards: http://www.editgrid.com/user/hummelstrand/Video_Card_Overview_(CasparCG).html

There are currently no Thunderbolt cards that support fully synchronized fill + key output for HD, but I thought I heard that the $995 Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K was coming to Windows. THe product page says "work with any Mac OS X and Windows video software" but the tech specs says "OS X only."
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby didikunz » 08 Jul 2013, 12:11

Jonas Hummelstrand wrote:There are currently no Thunderbolt cards that support fully synchronized fill + key output for HD, but I thought I heard that the $995 Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K was coming to Windows. THe product page says "work with any Mac OS X and Windows video software" but the tech specs says "OS X only."


I wanted to use the UltraStudio 4K with my Thunderbolt enabled laptop (ASUS G55VW) for my "Schwingfest-Live"-production yesterday. Somebody at the Blackmagic Forum said, that this is possible. I tried it without success. BMD support said, that the Windows and OS-X on the product page is for the Mini Recorder / Monitor only and the UltraStudio 4K is Mac only. That can change, but nobody knows when (probablly for IBC). I will give mine back and try a Decklink 4K in a Magma EB1T. Will report back, when I was able to test.
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby TheYouth » 08 Jul 2013, 13:17

Anyone tested the delay between two Ultrastudio SDI (with USB 3.0)? (thinking again for key+fill)

didi´s solution with Magma EB1T sound´s very interesting. I´m looking forward to the test results. :-)
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 08 Jul 2013, 13:41

TheYouth wrote:Anyone tested the delay between two Ultrastudio SDI (with USB 3.0)? (thinking again for key+fill)

From what I hear, USB 3.0 is not as robust as Thunderbolt. Also, the UltraStudio SDI can only output EITHER fill OR key, and we can't guarantee synchronization between fill and key with this setup.
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby iTech » 14 Jul 2013, 10:54

The chart says that 1080p5994 and 1080p6000 won't work on CCG with the 4K Extreme but the resolution table in the wiki says it does.

Is it that 1080p5994 and 1080p6000 work for CCG just not with the 4K Extreme?
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 14 Jul 2013, 11:14

There were some errors on the 4K Extreme listing, thanks for pointing that out.
These have now been fixed:
http://www.editgrid.com/user/hummelstrand/Video_Card_Overview_(CasparCG).html
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby iTech » 14 Jul 2013, 11:21

I don't understand why Blackmagic cannot list that the card supports HD internal keying.

Jonas, is it possible to make the column headings have a fixed position so when you're scrolling you still know what column you're looking at?
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 14 Jul 2013, 11:42

iTech wrote:Jonas, is it possible to make the column headings have a fixed position so when you're scrolling you still know what column you're looking at?

I'm afraid that doesn't seem to work in the public spreadsheet...
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby TheYouth » 17 Jul 2013, 19:50

Had a successful test today with Ultrastudio 4K and latest drivers on 15" MacBook Pro. Seems to be working fine for key and fill. Used Bootcamp for running Windows 7.
Can´t figure out how to use the Ultrastudio as two channels. It automatically do key+fill Operation. But this is, what most people (and I ;-) ) want.
Will give it a final test tomorrow.
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 17 Jul 2013, 20:32

Is Ultrastudio 4K supported on Windows now? It wasn't when I checked about a week ago.
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby TheYouth » 17 Jul 2013, 22:40

On the Blackmagic Website it isn´t marked as "supported for Windows". But it can be an editorial mistake.
In the newest "Desktop Video Software" 9.7.5 it´s supported. You should take a look at the release notes: http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/5 ... _9.7.5.rtf
It was released a month ago.
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby TheYouth » 18 Jul 2013, 15:49

Hi,

had the final test today.
Alpha is perfectly synced and system runs stable for more than four hours with server 2.0.4 (it´s running with 2.0.3 of course too, but hadn´t a longer test with it).
Also checked 1080i input and it´s working fine, too.
I think it can be added to "tested by community" :-)
Any questions?

Would be interesting to have it running on a true windows system, not on Mac hardware.

Sadly I have no longer the chance to test it, cause the thing was reserved for a customer. ...... yeah he picked it up an hour ago :-(
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 18 Jul 2013, 16:14

Thanks for testing, I'd like to hear more reports before I pronounce it community tested, and I won't mark it as compatible until BMD officially supports it on their site.
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby klutch » 10 Aug 2013, 14:57

Does anyone know if the "Blackmagic Design Decklink Mini Recorder" would work?

I plan on buying one and testing it this week!
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby stephenmontgomery » 20 Sep 2013, 13:06

Hi

The DeckLink Duo has the ability to output two channels but according to the chart they will not be in sync. Why is this? I can understand that two seperate cards will not be in sync but if it is the same card then what is it that the 4K extreme has that the Duo does not have?

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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby didikunz » 20 Sep 2013, 13:34

stephenmontgomery wrote:Hi

The DeckLink Duo has the ability to output two channels but according to the chart they will not be in sync. Why is this? I can understand that two seperate cards will not be in sync but if it is the same card then what is it that the 4K extreme has that the Duo does not have?

Thanks

Stephen


The Duo aperars to CasparCG as two separate channels. The 4K on the other hand appears as one channel and can split off the alpha as key on the second output. To output fill and key with the Duo CasparCG plays the output twice and sends the RGB (YUV) information as fill on one channel and the alpha as key on another. This can get out of sync.
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby tomj » 26 Sep 2013, 22:50

This is just my understanding I've picked up from reading around so someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

The reason the 4k can do a synchronised fill and key is because the fill and key for each frame are generated on the card itself as it has an SD/HD internal keyer built in. This means caspar just sends it the single rgba frame and it can then output them on 2 outputs in sync, as that's what it is designed to do. The 4k extreme can (at the moment) only do one feed output at once, which is why caspar only sees it as one channel.

The decklink studio does not have a HD internal keyer, (it does actually have an sd one,) but it can output 2 feeds at once meaning each sdi out can be independent of each other, and this is why it appears to Caspar as 2 separate channels like didikunz mentioned. This means Caspar can send different content to each output. Caspar also has the facility to output a key generated for a specific channel on another channel. Therefore the 2 independent outputs on the card can be a fill from caspar and a key from caspar. The card will receive 2 separate rgb frames, one for each output. The nature of the card means it was never designed for the 2 outputs to be in sync as it will always treat them as 2 independent feeds, therefore you can't rely on them being in sync.
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby umek » 19 Oct 2013, 10:03

You can add Decklink mini monitor and recorder.
They come with low profile bracket.
Finally i can carry 4 decklinks in 2u case for hilarious price.
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 19 Oct 2013, 10:11

umek, could you do me a favor and supply me with the data to put into the spreadsheet? I have also been meaning to research if the Ultrastudio 4K is listed as supported on Windows, and if it is; check that the values for it is correctly entered.

Heck, it might even be a good idea to add a row with the NewTek TriCaster iVGA in there...

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby ashowstack » 19 Nov 2013, 01:23

Hello guys,

I've been having an issue in terms of using both the Decklink Extreme HD 3D+ card along with a Decklink SDI Card together. When both cards are in it at once, the computer won't shutdown and I have to force a shutdown each time as it freezes in the shutdown state. I'm also not able to capture video with Decklink SDI Card with both cards present in the computer.

Here is what I'm trying to do:

Bring in a clock camera source to CasparCG through the Decklink SDI Card. Crop, resize and move the clock cam on top of a Scorebar Shell, then send them together as Key and Fill into the Atem 1 Switcher and downstream them into Program.

I thought for sure my computer could handle this as it's quite powerful.

Here is my Computer Information -
My Motherboard is an Intel - Model DZ77SL -50K
My Video Card is the NVIDEA Quadro K2000 (Driver version - 9.18.13.1115, which is the most up to
date driver).
My Processor is a Core I7-3770K, CPU @ 3.5 GHZ
I have 16GB of memory
(2) 240GB Sandisk Extreme Drives
It's running on Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1), 64 bit
CoolerTower Case
I have the CasparCG Server 2.0.3
I have the CasparCG Client 2.0b2 Win

When the Extreme Card is in my computer by itself, I can send the Key and Fill to the Atem 1 with no problem.

Does anyone know as to why I'm having difficulty with the clock cam capture?

Black Magic Design really had no answer. At first they thought it may be the Decklink SDI Card being faulty, but it wasn't that. Next they suggested I contact a Sytem Integrater who is familiar with Black Magic Products, which I haven't done yet.

I spoke to my Computer Tech Support and they think it may be something to do with the System Resources and to have the Motherboard Bios updated, which I then had done.

Intel thinks that my Processor isn't powerful enough to support the 3 Cards. Though if I upgraded my Processor, I would need to upgrade my Motherboard as well according to Intel. I'd also need to reload Windows and all the Programs again, which would not only be very time consuming, but also very costly.

If anyone has experienced the above issue(s), please chime in. It's been extremely frustrating to say the least, and I'm hoping someone can solve this complex problem.

Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.

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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby didikunz » 19 Nov 2013, 08:41

I would try to find out, if there are enought PCIe lanes. It can be, that the Decklink SDI simply does not get it's lanes allocated properly. This is just a guess, not experianced something similar.
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 19 Nov 2013, 09:46

I suggest you ask in the BMD forums to get help on running multiple cards. We have had problems with smaller HP Z210 machines (we actually had to return 10+ machines because they couldn't run 2 DeckLink HD Extreme 3D cards simultaneously) so it could be a hardware problem.

A tip: please use CasparCG Server 2.0.4 or even 2.0.6 beta from http://builds.casparcg.com/
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 19 Nov 2013, 17:16

Also, please post a complete log file (inside code tags) showing you starting the server and then trying to capture video.
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby maitilupas » 21 Nov 2013, 23:24

Ive bought the Extreme HD 2 for $100 in Ebay
So I will be testing if it works with CasparCG. I hope it will..
There is some info in this page :

http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/vi ... eme2/23804
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby Jonas Hummelstrand » 21 Nov 2013, 23:28

Can you find a driver for that card? Can't see it listed on http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support
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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby mcdikki » 22 Nov 2013, 00:42

You need to check the legacy box to see all the drivers.

It's supported with the standard desktop video package.

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Re: Supported SDI and HDMI video cards

Postby E2A Productions » 06 Jan 2014, 01:28

First, I want to say I love your software. So much that I installed Windows 7 on my MacBookPro. I would like to confirm I'm running a Thunderbolt Ultrastudio 3D with Blackmagic ATEM Switchers 3.2 for Windows drivers. For whatever reason Blackmagic has removed the driver in current versions and the Ultrastudio isn't recognized anywhere without the older software installed. Since the Windows BMD software needs to be uninstalled prior to updating (no uninstall on Mac version) once you update you lose the driver. But I am running all my graphics fill+key with no issues. I film MMA and Pro Wrestling events and plan on continued use of CasparCG in the future.

BTW do you take donations? I feel like I owe you a bit for this amazing software.

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