[AG-TECH] HD devices within an Access Grid setup

Brian Corrie bcorrie at sfu.ca
Thu Jun 17 11:46:30 CDT 2010

Hi Derek,

That sound like a nice solution... It drives me crazy that with the Sony 
HD-1 you need to flip a dip switch on the camera to switch between a 
live SDI out and a composite out. This basically means you can't 
multipurpose the camera between HD and SD video. I need a ladder and a 
screw driver to make the switch between the two 8-)

The Vaddio sounds promising. I talked to Sony at InfoComm about the HD-1 
and it didn't sound like this was going to change any time soon, so 
another option is good to know about. Unfortunately I walked through the 
Vaddio booth but didn't talk to them about their camera specifically.


Vine, Derek A wrote:
> We will be using the Vaddio WallVIEW HD-18 DVI/HDMI in our new HD room later this summer.  It features a quick-connect box and ez-cabling over cat5.  On the quick connect there are DVI and component outputs, and a composite output is available on the camera.  Unlike the Sony HD1, all outputs from the HD-18 are live all the time.
> The DVI/HDMI option was just announced at InfoComm last week, I have been told that the camera will begin shipping by July.
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> G'day All
> Quick question.  I have a colleague interested in using HD devices within an Access Grid setup.
> Obviously they are looking to use the "Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro" capture cards, but I was wondering if anyone had any advice with HD cameras that have HDMI output?  Does anyone have any particular setup that they are currently using?  Obviously there are many "handy cam" cameras, but having P/T/Z capability would be a huge benefit.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jason.
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