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posted by Ryan Lynch  on Jan. 10, 2018, 6:10 p.m. (9 months, 11 days ago)
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What are folks doing for 4k / Ultra HD video routing? Our big Blackmagic Universal Video Hub doesn't support 4k and we are seeing potential for the need to distribute 4k video around the facility.

Blackmagic does have the Smart Video Hub which supports Ultra HD but it is limited on the number of inputs / outputs.

Is anyone using a video over IP solution for distributing video? If so, how acceptable is the compression and color accuracy?

Thank you for your input.

Ryan




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Response from Ken Spickler @ Jan. 10, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Right now we only have 3 UHD sources and destinations but about 60 other HD/SD source/dest pairs. This number will be increasing in the coming months which is why Id prefer to do dual-link instead of the quad-link found on many devices. Newer systems appear to support dual-link.

Ken SpicklerSent from iPhone. Srry for tpos.
On Jan 10, 2018, at 4:19 PM, Ryan Lynch <76.lynch.ryan@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks for the quick feedback Shawn and Ken.

What kind of device count are you guys dealing with? Sources / destinations?

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 3:17 PM, Shawn Wallbridge <swallbridge@gmail.com> wrote:
I racked a BM Video Hub 40*40 today to feed our 4k barco's, I can let you know how it goes.
Shawn
On Jan 10, 2018 6:15 PM, "Ken Spickler" <ken.spickler@gmail.com> wrote:
With multiple standards out there (single-link 6G/12G, dual-link 6G, quad-link 1.5G) it can get real messy real quick. It also depends on the resolution/frame rate. Were doing UHD 23.98/25/29.97 via a Miranda 3G router using dual-link 6G. The quad-link devices have a Blackmagic 4K multiplex to convert to dual-link.  This might not be the best way, but 50% of the time it works all of the time. (Switching from UHD output to HD output of the quad-link device requires recabling)

Ken Spickler
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> On Jan 10, 2018, at 3:07 PM, Ryan Lynch <76.lynch.ryan@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> What are folks doing for 4k / Ultra HD video routing? Our big Blackmagic Universal Video Hub doesn't support 4k and we are seeing potential for the need to distribute 4k video around the facility.
>
> Blackmagic does have the Smart Video Hub which supports Ultra HD but it is limited on the number of inputs / outputs.
>
> Is anyone using a video over IP solution for distributing video? If so, how acceptable is the compression and color accuracy?
>
> Thank you for your input.
>
> Ryan
>
>
>
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Response from Ryan Lynch @ Jan. 10, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Thanks for the quick feedback Shawn and Ken.

What kind of device count are you guys dealing with? Sources / destinations?

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 3:17 PM, Shawn Wallbridge <swallbridge@gmail.com> wrote:
I racked a BM Video Hub 40*40 today to feed our 4k barco's, I can let you know how it goes.
Shawn
On Jan 10, 2018 6:15 PM, "Ken Spickler" <ken.spickler@gmail.com> wrote:
With multiple standards out there (single-link 6G/12G, dual-link 6G, quad-link 1.5G) it can get real messy real quick. It also depends on the resolution/frame rate. Were doing UHD 23.98/25/29.97 via a Miranda 3G router using dual-link 6G. The quad-link devices have a Blackmagic 4K multiplex to convert to dual-link. This might not be the best way, but 50% of the time it works all of the time. (Switching from UHD output to HD output of the quad-link device requires recabling)

Ken Spickler
Sent from iPhone. Srry for tpos.

> On Jan 10, 2018, at 3:07 PM, Ryan Lynch <76.lynch.ryan@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> What are folks doing for 4k / Ultra HD video routing? Our big Blackmagic Universal Video Hub doesn't support 4k and we are seeing potential for the need to distribute 4k video around the facility.
>
> Blackmagic does have the Smart Video Hub which supports Ultra HD but it is limited on the number of inputs / outputs.
>
> Is anyone using a video over IP solution for distributing video? If so, how acceptable is the compression and color accuracy?
>
> Thank you for your input.
>
> Ryan
>
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Response from Shawn Wallbridge @ Jan. 10, 2018, 6:20 p.m.
I racked a BM Video Hub 40*40 today to feed our 4k barco's, I can let you know how it goes.
Shawn
On Jan 10, 2018 6:15 PM, "Ken Spickler" <ken.spickler@gmail.com> wrote:
With multiple standards out there (single-link 6G/12G, dual-link 6G, quad-link 1.5G) it can get real messy real quick. It also depends on the resolution/frame rate. Were doing UHD 23.98/25/29.97 via a Miranda 3G router using dual-link 6G. The quad-link devices have a Blackmagic 4K multiplex to convert to dual-link. This might not be the best way, but 50% of the time it works all of the time. (Switching from UHD output to HD output of the quad-link device requires recabling)

Ken Spickler
Sent from iPhone. Srry for tpos.

> On Jan 10, 2018, at 3:07 PM, Ryan Lynch <76.lynch.ryan@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> What are folks doing for 4k / Ultra HD video routing? Our big Blackmagic Universal Video Hub doesn't support 4k and we are seeing potential for the need to distribute 4k video around the facility.
>
> Blackmagic does have the Smart Video Hub which supports Ultra HD but it is limited on the number of inputs / outputs.
>
> Is anyone using a video over IP solution for distributing video? If so, how acceptable is the compression and color accuracy?
>
> Thank you for your input.
>
> Ryan
>
>
>
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Response from Ken Spickler @ Jan. 10, 2018, 6:20 p.m.
With multiple standards out there (single-link 6G/12G, dual-link 6G, quad-link 1.5G) it can get real messy real quick. It also depends on the resolution/frame rate. Were doing UHD 23.98/25/29.97 via a Miranda 3G router using dual-link 6G. The quad-link devices have a Blackmagic 4K multiplex to convert to dual-link. This might not be the best way, but 50% of the time it works all of the time. (Switching from UHD output to HD output of the quad-link device requires recabling) Ken Spickler Sent from iPhone. Srry for tpos. > On Jan 10, 2018, at 3:07 PM, Ryan Lynch <76.lynch.ryan@gmail.com> wrote: > > What are folks doing for 4k / Ultra HD video routing? Our big Blackmagic Universal Video Hub doesn't support 4k and we are seeing potential for the need to distribute 4k video around the facility. > > Blackmagic does have the Smart Video Hub which supports Ultra HD but it is limited on the number of inputs / outputs. > > Is anyone using a video over IP solution for distributing video? If so, how acceptable is the compression and color accuracy? > > Thank you for your input. > > Ryan > > > > To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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