Dienstag, 30. Juli 2013

HDMI live streaming: alternatives

After having taken a look into the Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle, it pretty fast came to the point where we had to realize that for a field broadcast device the Blackmagic solution lacks the hardware encoding support, leaving it all on the shoulders of the computer. Being in the field, traveling will most likely not let you connect to a super-high-end workstation that can handle the data flow of an uncompressed HDMI signal from the 5D Mark III.

Carrying hardware supported, traditional devices might also add to the load we have to bring along and is counter productive to what I try to achieve in this blog: Making news broadcast light, flexible and less hassle while traveling to remote places on earth.

So whats the alternatives. One that I had my eye on since some time is the Terradek Cube. It does pretty similar things to what the BM Intensity does, just more...and more mobile.

Check it out: http://www.teradek.com/pages/cube-details#-technical-specifications

Costing much more then what the BM solution cost's it seems to come with a pretty sufficient skillset. Most of the encoding seems to be done via hardware, so taking it away from the shoulders of our little computer.

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