8 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2018 9:16 AM by Simon_Deckers

    Output to Blackmagic?

    Martinnel Level 1

      I see in CA's preferences there is a Default Output setting and it is defaulting to my Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K. Is there a way to get my work to show up on my external monitor that is hooked up to the Blackmagic output? I currently can screen my Premiere and Media Composer on this monitor?

       

      Having fun with this app,

       

      Martin

        • 1. Re: Output to Blackmagic?
          oksamurai Employee Moderator

          I believe so. In Stream mode (using the top workspace bar) if you click the "stream" icon in the bottom right of the scene panel (little window with a signal and play button), that will start streaming to any available sources as seen in those preferences.

           

          This page should help out a little hopefully: Adobe Character Animator Help | Export

          • 2. Re: Output to Blackmagic?
            Martinnel Level 1

            Thanks. It looks from those links like I need to install NewTek NDI. I'll look into that when I have more time.

            • 3. Re: Output to Blackmagic?
              Birdz28 Level 1

              Did you have any luck with this?  I am having similar issues trying to output live through Blackmagic.  Other programs work but not Character Animator.

              • 4. Re: Output to Blackmagic?
                Martinnel Level 1

                Ah, you know, I got as far as seeing I needed to install NewTek NDI and stopped there. I've never gone back to this. I know CA is still in early days, but given I can run Premiere to my monitor through BlackMagic, you would think it wouldn't be that hard.

                 

                If you learn anything, please post.

                 

                Martin

                • 5. Re: Output to Blackmagic?
                  nlyxbykn72158071 Level 1

                  Hi Martin,

                   

                  it seems you have tried going down the NDI Route which will get you an NDI IP Video output from Character Animator.  From there you have lots of options, but one thing to try is NDI Outlet (assuming you are on Mac).   It takes the NDI Fill and Key Stream from Character Animator and outputs it fill and key via 2 SDI outs on a BlackMagic Interface.  There appears to be a demo version here

                  I have used it myself to output fill and key from graphics software and it does work.

                   

                  Jason

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                  • 6. Re: Output to Blackmagic?
                    Birdz28 Level 1

                    The NDI Outlet app (on the App Store) was the exact part missing in my puzzle!  Thank you for pointing that out.  Very excited!

                    • 7. Re: Output to Blackmagic?
                      Martinnel Level 1

                      nlyxbykn72158071  wrote

                       

                      it seems you have tried going down the NDI Route which will get you an NDI IP Video output from Character Animator.  From there you have lots of options, but one thing to try is NDI Outlet (assuming you are on Mac).   It takes the NDI Fill and Key Stream from Character Animator and outputs it fill and key via 2 SDI outs on a BlackMagic Interface.  There appears to be a demo version here

                      I have used it myself to output fill and key from graphics software and it does work.

                      Correction, User Error: I needed to change a setting in NDI Outlet and then hit Start. Seems to be working now. It would be great if I could access my external monitor while in Rig and Record, but I suppose that would be eggs in my beer.

                       

                      Correction 2, User Error as well: Sorry, I should really look before I leap. Turns out Record does stream to my monitor. Yay! and, again, my apologies for cluttering up this forum with misinformation.

                       

                      Thanks Jason. I am running a Mac and I've now installed the NewTek software and NDI Outlet, but I don't have SDI outs on my Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K, nor does my consumer monitor have an SDI in, just HDMI. The Live Output preferences in CA does show both Blackmagic Playback and NewTek NDI output options, I just can't figure out what to do with them.

                       

                      I know there are a wide variety of options here, but "How to Output Character Animator to an External Monitor" would be a great tutorial.

                       

                      Martin

                      • 8. Re: Output to Blackmagic?
                        Simon_Deckers Level 1

                        Hi,

                         

                        Does someone have a sollution for windows ?

                         

                        Thanks!