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Mathieu Marano
Camera and VGA to HDMI adapter
on Jun 10, 2012 at 4:03:54 pm

Hi,
I'm looking to buy an affordable camera kit (two cameras with tripod) to go with my Atem 1 M/E. I'm looking for a sensitive camera (high ISO, low noise). I was looking at the Sony VG-20 and the Canon XA10. Any suggestions?

Also, I'm looking for a VGA to SDI/HDMI converter. One that can scale any VGA signal to a standard video signal. Preferably 1080i59.97. Any suggestions?

Thanks

Mathieu Marano
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Shaun Roemich
Re: Camera and VGA to HDMI adapter
on Jun 10, 2012 at 7:16:24 pm

I use the Grass Valley ADVC G1 and own four of them for general problem solving.

http://www.grassvalley.com/products/advc_g1

Recommended to me by Guy Cochran of DVEStore.

Works great.

Big Dog - Technical Director - Switcher
Road Dog Media - Vancouver, BC Canada
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Mathieu Marano
Re: Camera and VGA to HDMI adapter
on Jun 10, 2012 at 8:06:39 pm

The ADVC G1 doesn't have a VGA input.

Mathieu Marano
offline/online editor - motion graphics - Post-prod director - DaVinci Resolve operator
http://www.ilovehue.net

Administrator of the Montreal Final Cut User Group
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Shaun Roemich
Re: Camera and VGA to HDMI adapter
on Jun 10, 2012 at 8:44:46 pm

It does if you put a VGA to DVI adaptor on it. I do it ALL the time. The DVI input is selectable as digital or analog. The part is about $5.

Big Dog - Technical Director - Switcher
Road Dog Media - Vancouver, BC Canada
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Joachim Wiese
Re: Camera and VGA to HDMI adapter
on Apr 24, 2013 at 5:27:34 am

Hi Shaun,

I bought one based on your posts and other mentions. Unfortunately, I'm not getting a signal into the converter. I'm using an VGA to DVI adapter. The light's blinking (indicating the converter's getting no signal) though Windows 7 VGA out is sending the signal.

I've gotten it to work using a DVI out of a Mac.

I was wondering what settings you had on the ADVC G1 and if you had to do anything different in your PC settings.

Thanks,

Joachim


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Shaun Roemich
Re: Camera and VGA to HDMI adapter
on Apr 24, 2013 at 3:23:08 pm

If you had signal on DVI out of a Mac but none from a VGA to DVI converter, you likely haven't changed the Input to DVI-A. Is it still sitting on DVI-D?

Big Dog - Technical Director - Switcher
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Joachim Wiese
Re: Camera and VGA to HDMI adapter
on Apr 24, 2013 at 8:13:12 pm

Good thought, but I did change the video dial on the front to 6 (DVI-A) when connected to the PC. I also tried it on 5 (DVI-D) just to see if it would go, but that didn't work either.

Sounds like you have the video dial on 6 (DVI-A) and that works for you. Is that right?

Additionally, what settings do you adjust on the laptop other than make sure it's sending a VGA out to the device?

Thanks again for your help on this.


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Shaun Roemich
Re: Camera and VGA to HDMI adapter
on Apr 24, 2013 at 8:44:40 pm

There ARE a finite number of resolutions the converter can deal with... ESPECIALLY if the laptop is outputting something other than 60Hz.

Try manually setting the output resolution of the laptop to something we KNOW will work, for example 1024 x 768 and report back if you would be so kind.

Big Dog - Technical Director - Switcher
Road Dog Media - Vancouver, BC Canada
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Joachim Wiese
Re: Camera and VGA to HDMI adapter
on May 1, 2013 at 2:02:18 pm

So, surprise, surprise, user error (I) stopped the VGA signal getting to the G1.

My laptop was in a dock, which disabled the side VGA port and drove the active signal out of the dock, not the laptop directly. That was the first blocking of the signal.

Next, my laptop is a Dell E4310 with Windows 7 that has a graphics setting control panel by Intel. Under General Settings/Scaling, the drop down also had to be set at Maintain Display Scaling.



Regarding the right frame sizes, I looked them up on their user manual, page 12: http://www.grassvalley.com/docs/Manuals/professional/advc/F2431103181-ADVC_...

Then it works like a charm! Thanks for your help on this. Much appreciated.


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Bernhard Grininger
Re: Camera and VGA to HDMI adapter
on Jun 14, 2012 at 7:10:32 pm

Hello,

I have extreme good experience with the
Gefen VGA Audio To HDMI Scaler
http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=8915
and it's for an affordable price.

It converts any VGA framerate and resolution + Audio
to a standard HDMI video signal.

Best regards,
Bernhard


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