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Chuck Pullen
Livekey w/a HS-400a switcher, internal or external key?
on Mar 5, 2010 at 3:16:37 pm

Hello all! I'd appreciate some input from anyone with some experience with comparing the pros and cons of using my HD PRO PCIe as either an external or internal keyer with the Panasonic 400a switcher.

The external key pro's would be that I still have the option of a clean feed from the 400a and also if there is ever any issue with the PC, I can reboot without loosing the program signal. The con being that I will have to spend an extra $1500 for a two channel input card and tie up both of those inputs.

The internal key Pro would be that I save the $1500 or would have two additional inputs on the 400 should I need them. The Con's being that I would add presumably additional delay to the signal, and if there is an issue with the computer, I would loose the signal while it reboots.

Bottom-line, are the pros of using Livekey internal worth the additional $1500 investment?

Thanks and have a good weekend,

Chuck Pullen


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