For quite some time now I have been using Black Magic to provide I/O on our macs including thunderbolt from our Imac for HDMI & SDI.
It is commonly known that using I/O harware is another process and hence will reduce performance.
We could get by with just a monitoring solution knowing that we hardly ever output to digital betacam anymore
Since it's been a while I'd thought I would ask if anyone out there has heard of any better solutions for monitoring etc.
We may replace/upgrade all of our systems so any info would really be appreciated before we purchase.
and please I do not intend this post to be a Mac vs PC thread.
Thanks in advance
Thanks shooternz... can you shed any light or does this mean I have got something to look forward to?
We participated in a rather long thread re proffesional monitoring sometime ago... looking forward to seeing CS6
Not Shooternz, but very familiar with Adobe Transmit. It means you can use just regular Adobe sequences (CUDA and all) and get HD SDI play out thru AJA, BM or Matrox hardware into an engineering monitor or tape machine. Adobe provided a hook for third party vendors to their video stream thus allowing a simpler and more stabile way to send video out to their hardware. It suffers from none of the issues users had with previous version of CS Premiere.
This video will tell you everything you need to know about Transmit:
Thanks for that ... understand... seems great...
Just one thing... I noticed in the video that the cuts were 1 or 2 frames late going to the pro monitor.
Does this mean that an extra process is going on to enable the timeline to play as a CUDA timeline should and it has passed the delay to the output of the 3rd party card?
This would mean that the 3rd party will have to equal delay in their audio output to keep sync?
lasvideo, before we upgrade to CS6 it would be great to know if there is any delay to the pro monitor...
you said you are very familiar with Transmit.
would you know if "transmit" could be turned off to avoid it so we can still utilise
the improvements of CS6?
if you hear anything or if anyone has any knowledge
it would be much appreciated.
Adobe Transmit is integrated into CS6 software. There is nothing to turn on or off. It just is
AJA hasn't released its final drivers so I am not at liberty to go into details.
I will speculate that based on AJAs fine track record with its hardware and software that they will release a final product that will satisfy most professionals.