Cheapest setup for Off-Screen pipe testing

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Etienne
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Cheapest setup for Off-Screen pipe testing

Post by Etienne » 17 Dec 2019, 23:31

I am looking for a solution to create an Off-Screen render pipe on a non-production machine (without video output board) and was considering getting a Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K as a cheap SDI output board. At $195 it seems too good to be true, just wanted to run this idea by you guys to see if this will work.

My main goal is to generate a Preview channel. I understand that I can create a second Cluster to render a scene off-screen and get a snapshot of that Cluster.

Thanks for any advice you can provide.

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Karol
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Re: Cheapest setup for Off-Screen pipe testing

Post by Karol » 18 Dec 2019, 11:29

Hi Etienne,

what about using two NDI outputs?

Cheers
Karol

Etienne
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Re: Cheapest setup for Off-Screen pipe testing

Post by Etienne » 19 Dec 2019, 18:03

Hi Karol, thanks for the suggestion, I will give that a try.

Would the DeckLink approach work? I would still be interested in a setup where I can use an HDMI output and an off-screen pipe for testing.

Happy holidays,

Etienne

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Karol
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Re: Cheapest setup for Off-Screen pipe testing

Post by Karol » 20 Dec 2019, 15:44

Hi Etienne,

Ventuz support this Decklink board so it would be a cheap solution for you.

Best Regards
Karol

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