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  • Wed, Jan 6 2016 8:26 PM

    • Tom
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    Live capture on set using capture tool and Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder

    Has anyone done this?

    I have a fast-approaching shoot where I need to live-record an SDI feed out of video village and cut temp rushes so the director can see immediately if his fx shots are working etc.

    The production has previously used the UltraStudio Mini Recorder into Blackmagic Media Express and recorded ProRes, which can be cut more or less instantaneously in FCP.

    Problem is it's a tricky, fx-laden edit and I'm not going to be able to learn Final Cut in time to do 18-plus nested animattes etc!

    Has anyone used the Blackmagic box to record straight into capture tool? A wild-record is fine, I don't need timecode as its just a temp edit, we won't be trying to re-link to the rushes or anything.

    The production is sending me the Mini Recorder and I also have an Intensity Shuttle here I can test with if I can only find a camera that sends 1080p25 via HDMI.

    I popped into a camera shop yesterday and managed to get a JVC to send 1080i50 to Media Express, but Capture Tool couldn't detect a video signal.

    I do hear bad things about Blackmagic support - I haven't heard back from them myself days after calling. I could potentially go AJA, though it's late in the game - I fly out Monday. We'll be running and gunning around a ship, so it really needs to be a small thunderbolt or USB unit, no external power.

    I'm interested in any thoughts anyone may have on the best way to do this? Small sentences please, I'm used to sitting in an edit suite cutting perfectly transcoded rushes!

    Thanks in advance,

    Tom

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  • Thu, Jan 7 2016 12:15 AM In reply to

    Re: Live capture on set using capture tool and Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder

    I do live streaming with a Mini Recorder but it feeds Wirecast and I record with that as well as send a stream to a server.

    If I was you,  I would capture with Media Express and then AMA the rusulting clip(s).  Normally I would not AMA but since you are in a hurry that might be the way to facilitate the quick turnaround. 

    Be aware that it is normal for a Mini Recorder to get hot.  I have two of them and they both do it.

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  • Thu, Jan 7 2016 12:48 AM In reply to

    • Tom
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    Re: Live capture on set using capture tool and Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder

    bump

    Thanks Robert!

    Yes I've been thinking about AMA, but I don't think it's going to cope with all the multi-layered nested fx I'll have to do for this job. A good backup though.

    Has anyone successfully used Capture Tool & Blackmagic? Should be possible right? Blackmagic appears 'greyed out' in my video source menu (audio is selectable).

    Thanks again,

    Tom

    MC 8.4.0, MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), 2.8 GHz dual core Intel Core i7, 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2048 MB, 1 TB, Yosemite Mac... [view my complete system specs]
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