Questions tagged [hardware]

On this site, can refer to any of the various physical devices used in the production of video. (In contrast to software)

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Unknown coaxial cable female end. smaller than RCA or BNC. White rim

We have a 10+ year old ASL MR safe long range optics eye tracking system that sends a video of the eye to a control unit. The eye camera output port is standard BNC, but the female (?) input on the ...
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How to split video output signal from 1 PC to 40 projectors?

I am thinking of implementing this by daisy-chaining multiple splitters but I am not sure if it will work. Does anyone know of a cost-effective solution to this? Thanks.
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What is the proper terminology for a device that can accept IP video streams and output that to RF as used by consumer televisions?

More a terminology question than anything. As described in the headline, I want to locate a piece of hardware that can accept arbitrary IP streams (be they MPEG-TS, H264, etc - the exact input ...
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How to shoot my whole life from first POV?

I would like to shoot whole my life (24h, 365d etc) on video, like as through my eyes. However I came to dead end trying to match recording times of modern action cameras, the battery change hustle, ...
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Where do you charge your batteries?

I'm travelling to shoot a documentary in a remote pacific island without any electricity. How do you charge your batteries in such conditions ? I have never used a generator and I'm afraid of the ...
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Switching HDMI signals without break

I need to switch between two or three HDMI signals (1080p is sufficient) for a video stream to a beamer. For example, I would like have a presentation coming from a laptop, and one or two cameras and ...
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Help decoding video from hardware encoder

I obtained this video from directly reading the memory of a hardware encoder. The encoder supposedly produces a HEVC (H.265) or H.264 video stream, but I can't accurately play or convert the file with ...
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Reasonable hardware for basic video editing?

We have an old duo core Windows XP machine, and it seems to be the case that, when using Adobe Premiere Elements 9, we frequently have situations where the audio and video are out of sync. We will ...
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What is more important number of CUDA cores on GPU or VRAM for video editing and graphics?

What is more important number of CUDA cores on GPU or VRAM for video editing and graphics? What are benefits from good graphic card? Better preview when working with 4k files with effects on them? I ...
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Can I Use Long Manfrotto QR Plates on a short head?

I've been considering whether to buy the 701HDV or the 502AH. I've pretty much settled on the 502AH for its superior drag quality, but one thing a lot of people do not consider is the type of Quick ...
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Capturing speech audio and video with a smartphone?

I'm interested in using a smartphone as an expensive tool to capture speech audio and video. Perhaps equipped with a tripod, add-on wide-angle lens and wireless microphone for the speaker. Anyone ...
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Canon XF100 live stream — additional hardware needed

Question: How to get the XF100 to live-feed into a laptop for streaming? Details: I currently have a Canon XF100 HD video camera, and I need to use it for live streaming of some upcoming events. I ...
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Collaborative editing network storage workflow

We got to the point where multiple editors working alone can no longer effectively tackle certain projects and move towards collaborative editing (and entire production) seems like a good idea. ...
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Two different video streams on PC. How do I sent each video stream into a separate monitor?

For example, in the picture I have video stream A and video stream B. How can I sent each video stream into separate video outputs, so that each video stream can be sent to its own monitor or video ...
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Why is Audio and Video out of Sync during recording?

I make a 30 second recording using a webcam on a laptop. When I play the .avi file afterwards, the audio and video are out of step. The sound starts arriving about a second after it should do and gets ...
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Video Editing Rig Struggles Need a Solution

I have picked up more video clients and thus I need to be able to edit faster. I have been trying to update my machine on a budget to get the most performance for my dollar. Machine Windows 10 Pro ...
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What kind of desktop computer is required to edit video in Blender?

I've learnt and done some video editing in Blender and I would like to buy a computer that gives me more power. What should I look for? As much RAM as possible? Will a GPU card make a difference? ...
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Upgrade path for indoor sports video from 7D + Samyang 85mm f/1.4 MF lens?

I regularly shoot 720p/50fps video at ice skating events with a Canon 7D + Samyang 85mm f/1.4 manual focus lens. I set the ISO at 6400 and with the aperture at 11, I have most of the ice rink in ...
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Recording Video From one PC to Another

I'm planning on recording PC screens in general, including gaming and videos. I'm aware of screen capture software like FRAPS, Playclaw etc. and have tested them out, but the increased strain on my ...
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Tripod Quick Release Video Pin Dimensions

I have an Industrial camera that I am working with and I want to mount it to a standard tripod that features a quick release with video pin; otherwise known as an anti rotation pin. While I wait for ...
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CPU Selection for video encoding

I have been perusing this page: https://openbenchmarking.org/showdown/pts/ffmpeg Something doesn't make sense to me, I am looking at the following CPU's: Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2650L v3 (30M ...
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Hard drive configuration for editing

I am setting up a machine for video editing using Premier Pro and After Effects I have the following hardware: i7 6700 skylane 32Gb DDR4 GTX 1060 with 6Gb RAM 500Gb SSD and access to 3 more drives (...
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Does SSD reduce render time significantly?

I wanted to know if it is worth it to buy SSDs to improve render speed? By what percent can SSDs reduce render time? P.S. I ask this because, some time ago, I accidentally changed hard drive cables ...
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Upgrading Graphics Card for Video Rendering

I currently have a GTX970 4GB card that I use in my video rig. I can edit and render and every works fine. I do video production for longer events. So a rendered video might be 2 hours long. I'm ...
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Cheap solution for shooting with multiple (>2) cameras in sync (genlock or LANC?)

I'm doing research into natural phenomena in computer vision, and I'm looking for a method of shooting video from multiple camera angles. It's likely that the subject will move very erratically, ...
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Sharp drop in FPS while recording

I've recorded a few Minecraft videos using bandicam before without this problem, but yesterday I went to record it was all going good until out of nowhere my FPS went from like 60-100 to 0-2 for like ...
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Minimum equipment for shooting an event in a dimly lit environment

I have a potential shooting gig where I would be shooting a promotional/documentary video at a marketing event (i.e. there are no staged scenes, I'd just be shooting during the event and try to get ...
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How h265 settings / presets affects the target device cpu while decoding and how can I tweak them?

h265 is a very powerful but still not widely supported codec, recently I found myself in the need of prepare some h265 videos and have them played on various smartphones. While a powerful desktop pc ...
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Should I be concerned about overheating when doing long render tasks?

I bought a new computer recently and I'm very pleased with how quickly and accurately it renders. In my line of work, however, I find that sometimes my queued render tasks add up to more than 20 hours....
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How to set up a 3-screen video installation to sync correctly?

I need to set up a three-screen HD video installation with sound for a friend's art exhibition. The videos will likely be provided as separate video files, each with a different video but exactly the ...
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Multi-source, picture-in-picture live stream

So I have some experience with live production, but I want to do something a bit more complex and need some things cleared. This project would use multiple cameras (lets say 5), some non-camera ...
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What part should I buy to render videos?

I want to create & render videos (using SonyVegas, Adobe Premiere) to get fast rendering speed. I have optimized the program codecs/bitrates, but now want optimize hardware too: Can I ignore CPU ...
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Multiple HDMI inputs saving on computer

I am recording something with multiple cameras at the same time. I need a set up that will allow me to take the output from the camera and through HDMI or some other output, connect it to the computer ...
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What are the pros and cons of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for video editing?

I'm in the market for a new computer. I really, really want mobility. I have been considering the newest Microsoft Surface Pro 4. I would get the model with the highest ram and processing specs. From ...
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Will adding more RAM to my system speed up rendering?

When I render any AE composition, through AE or Media Encoder it seems to take a long time. I want to increase my render times. I have noticed that my CPU usage seems to fluctuate consistantly where ...
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Is there something like nvenc for free codecs (VP8/9)?

I'm new to video encoding. And I was looking at h264/265 and VP8/9. I'd like to use VP8/9. But it seems like nobody except Google is pushing it. I just want to know does someone else support VP8/9? ...
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How to avoid sluggish UI in FCPX - more CPU, GPU, RAM or what?

My question is about what aspects of hardware performance would best prevent sluggish UI and 'beachballing' in FCPX. Currently I am running on a Macbook Air Core i7 2.0ghz, 8GB RAM and Intel HD4000 ...
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Yongnuo YN 160S - how to get inside?

My light has developed an intermittent power switch. I've never liked the pushbutton switch anyway, and would like to replace it, but I'm ashamed to admit that I can't figure out how to pry this thing ...
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Adobe Premiere Pro / After Effects Hard Drive Scratch Disk and Cache set up in temporary situation.

I've exhausted all options before asking for opinions in trying to figure this out, and I'm running out of time by doing all possible combinations and running benchmarks, or setting up projects to see ...
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Are there Tripods to film the bottom when writing on a paper?

I would like to make some short movie clips explaining how algorithms work. To do so, I would like to film how I write / scribble on the paper. Are there tripods which support filming what is ...
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How to clone AND downscale 2560x1080 resolution for both display and streaming

The current setup is: ______________ | Computer | |______________| DVI | | HDMI | | HDMI | | HDMI ___|____ _|_________ | Video | | 2560x1080 | |Streamer| |...
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Good device for recording me using my mobile phone

I'm an app developer and would like a (preferably not too bulky) head mounted video recording hardware that I can use to record me using my mobile phone. Operating the mobile phone works by holding ...
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What does an external video recorder like a Ninja offer?

According to the Ninja Website Take your consumer camera to a truly Pro recording device. Avoid the internal MPEG compression & go from sub 30Mbps MPEG to 220Mbps ready to edit 10-bit 422 ...
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HDMI/DVI capture/recording hardware?

Does anyone know a Framegrabber / capture device that works for all HMDI, VGA, DVI, SDI ?
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Which graphic card to buy [closed]

I have decided to buy a new pc for short videos rendering in after effects. I dont have a big budget, it's around 1000$. This is the thing i thought to buy, but i'm not really sure about graphic card....
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What is the relationship between hardware acceleration and DXVA/QuickSync/Cuda?

Many video playback applications (e.g. VLC Player, MPC-HC, etc.) are highly configurable. For example: VLC Player allows you to enable: QuickSync and/or DXVA Freemake allows you to enable: CUDA and/...
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Hardware to rotate a video signal 90 degrees?

Okay, so what I'm trying to accomplish is to take a standard TV monitor and mount it at 90 degrees, while simultaneously rotating the source input signal 90 degrees so that the video output appears ...
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Hardware for exhibition video playback (long period) with timecode output

Not sure if this is the right place for such a question, but not able to find a more fitting place. I'm looking for some solid and simple video playback hardware, for playing video continously for a ...
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editing 4k and 3840 × 2160 video with a Mac pro1,1

I just got a Panasonic Gh4 camera and recorded some 4k footage with it. For editing I have a Mac pro1,1 (2007): Dual-Core Intel Xeon - 2,66 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT - VRAM:32768 MB 15 GB memory ...
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Video archive solution

We are a community TV station, looking to improve our video archive. Currently we archive our master files on external drives. But to make the archive easier to access, both for saving and re-using, ...