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Patrick Spohrer
BMD GPI & Tally interface with 3rd party GPI capable switchers?
on Feb 14, 2012 at 5:47:58 pm

Will the Blackmagic Design GPI & Tally interface work with a for-a 350 switcher? or any other GPI capable switcher?


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Richard Crowley
Re: BMD GPI & Tally interface with 3rd party GPI capable switchers?
on Feb 14, 2012 at 6:52:49 pm

Please clarify your question. Do you mean?
1) Can the BMD GPI/Tally interface be used to provide tally outputs or GPI inputs for some non-BMD switcher?
2) Can the BMD GPI/Tally Interface be used to control a non-BMD device?
3) Some other question? (Please provide more details so we understand what you are trying to do).

The answer to #1 is no. The BMD gadget only talks to BMD switchers.
The answer to #2 is maybe. But it is not a simple issue or question.
The answer to #3 (and #1 and #2 for that matter) can only be discerned with a more complete description of what you are trying to do.


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Jeff Hartman
Re: BMD GPI & Tally interface with 3rd party GPI capable switchers?
on Feb 14, 2012 at 7:05:38 pm

One of those boxes is sitting in front of me right now; I would strengthen Richard's reply to be an almost certain "no". Ironically, the device won't even control an ATEM switcher; all it can do, based on current firmware, is actuate tally relays. The input half of the interface is essentially non-functional.

The most current firmware release package includes the software development kit for the ATEM series; you would have to download and install it to get to the SDK. If you're conversant in C++ (the language the kit supports), you can probably figure out exactly how the interface communicates with the ATEM switcher, and prove whether or not it will work.

-- Jeff


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Patrick Spohrer
Re: BMD GPI & Tally interface with 3rd party GPI capable switchers?
on Feb 14, 2012 at 7:15:27 pm

I was looking for the answer to #1 and got it. Thank you.

-patrick


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