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Matthew Marshall
Trying to figure out a portable field setup. Perhaps someone can confirm that my setup is sound.
on May 11, 2013 at 3:29:12 am

Ok im trying to put together a portable rackmount field recording setup. I have hardware here in mind that i believe will work however i'd just like to double check here, or if anyone has a better way to set this up or better hardware that would be awesome.

Currently have a Canon EOS 5d Mark III - Magic Lantern software and a canon EOS 5d MarkII

Planning on hooking it all together.


Broadcast Screen

Blackmagic Design Smartview HD
http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/smartview

Recording Deck

Hyperdeck Studio Pro
http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/hyperdeckstudio/


AJA IoXT - Connect to Laptop

http://www.aja.com/en/products/io-xt/


PDU

http://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CPS1220RM-Rackmount-Power-Strip/dp/B00077I...
Cyberpower Rackmount PDU power strip 12 outlet 20A 2400v a - $50.91
Size 1U

Im torn here between the AJA mini converter and the Black Magic one.

AJA HA5 Mini Converter HDMI to HD/SD-SDI Video and Audio Converter
http://www.aja.com/en/products/mini-converters/ha5

BlackMagic HDMI to SDI converter
http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/miniconverters/techspecs?pid1=3998...

Basic connections HDMI out and audio 1/4 jack to BlackMagic (just HDMI for the AJA).
SDI running from the converter to the AJA IoXT.
SDI out from the IoXT to the HyperDeck Studio Pro and SDI out from the Studio Pro to the Smartview HD.

Interchangeable setup if i want to review recordings or whatnot or review it directly from the AJA IoXT (not sure how much color accuracy is lost between 4:2:2 and 4:4:4)

Either way wondering if i could get some opinions on this setup. If its feasible or is there a better way to wire them etc etc.

Thanks in advance!


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Sareesh Sudhakaran
Re: Trying to figure out a portable field setup. Perhaps someone can confirm that my setup is sound.
on May 12, 2013 at 3:08:44 am

Why not just monitor via HDMI?

Secondly, I strongly suggest you test the HDMI feed vs the H.264 feed and then decide for yourself if the external recorder is worth it.

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Matthew Marshall
Re: Trying to figure out a portable field setup. Perhaps someone can confirm that my setup is sound.
on May 12, 2013 at 5:26:42 am

No no I'm editing with pro res 422 not h.264. Hdmi direct monitoring will never produce accurate colors compared to direct sdi monitoring with a broadcast monitor I'm editing using autodesk smoke as well so it doesn't display as well on a secondary screen


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Roger Schroeder
Re: Trying to figure out a portable field setup. Perhaps someone can confirm that my setup is sound.
on Jun 13, 2013 at 5:24:19 pm

Just wondering what you ended up with Matt?


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