Multi Stream HD-SDI recording
by Joe Piazzo on Oct 12, 2009 at 5:46:50 pm
We are setting up a new multi-camera recording situation built around 3 - 4 Panasonic AG-HPX170's or AG-HPX300's. Originally we thought to go the traditional live switch route using Newteks upcomming HD Tricaster...BUT
I would like an alternative that would as simply and as reliably as possible - record 3 - 4 HD-SDI streams (with audio???) onto a single server. These streams would then be multi-camera edited using FCP or Premiere into the final program.
IDEALY, I would love to have a software interface with 4 record monitors (and a nice red recod button in the middle)
Timecode would be added on the fly, AND some kind of virtual file or Multi-Cam Project would be created that could just be opened up in my NLE- all streams synced and intact.
Tight Rope systems http://www.trms.com/broadcast has a Zplay that seems it would do the job - but records in Mpeg2 I which I don't think is ideal for editing.
Could this be done with a SAN over IP???
What codec is best for this?
I would also like all the camera to connect wirelessly - but that is asking too much.
Re: Multi Stream HD-SDI recording by Bob Zelin on Oct 13, 2009 at 12:32:21 am
You need the Telestream Pipeline. Each unit will record two HD-SDI streams into an Apple ProRes422HQ codec. You can use two units to record 4 streams live into FCP. This is an established product, with a track record, and Telestream is a well established company - and they have their own forum on Creative Cow !