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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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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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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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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Hardware solution for live video conversion

To briefly summarize: I am looking for a video conversion box that will accept any resolution/refresh rate/color space and split out a properly converted feed. I utilize a hardware H.264 encoder/...
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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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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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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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What setup do I need to record and render at the same time?

I need help figuring out how to record while my computer is rendering. I am very new to video editing, so this is my current workflow. First, I record footage using Fraps (30 fps, 1080p, .avi). I ...
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HD PVR 2 GE, worth it, thoughts?

I am really trying to record/stream some footage from both computers and video consoles. The best solution wold be to use an Aver Media Capture Card, but seeing as that is out of reach financially, I ...
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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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What would you recommend me to record videos while playing Xbox360

I would like to record some videos while playing on the Xbox360. I've been looking around and I would prefer to not use the PC to record (a PCIe card, for example) and I've come across the following ...
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How do you store your video production? Do you use RAID?

You made video. The project finished. You want to store it for a long time. May be in future you will take some parts from it for new video. How will you store your video production? What will you do? ...
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Can anyone help me identify the manufacturer of this video equipment?

We've got these rack mounted video transmission units in a server/equipment room, and they're labeled "The Fox dBm Digital Broadband Multiplexer", but I cannot find a single relevant Google result for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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A device or a method for comparing original and transferred video [duplicate]

I want to compare a video that is transfered through a Device and the original video by connecting them to a monitor or to a device that can measure everything for me and give us a full complete list ...
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I'm having trouble with using a NAS with After Effects

Rendering files to my After Effects project from the NAS does not work. Also importing DNG files is not working. After Effects seems to be not able to write on the disk. The NAS is connected in a MAC ...
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Is it better to have a player application stretch the video or to use a resolution that matches the video file?

I have a Samsung LN40A550 LCD TV, purchased in 2008. I have a 2011 mac mini connected via HDMI, and I use VLC Media Player to play tv/movies, most often x264/mkv files. The native resolution of ...
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Do i really need a Super-Computer to edit Videos?

I wanted to edit a video and encountered some severe lag and preview stuttering. I started looking around on the internet, but I'm just not getting any definitive and practical information on ...
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How to create a video like this?

How do I create a video like this? If I want to create such videos, I want to know Type of instruments to be used(including camera, etc.) Light settings After effects Software suggestions if any
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Using a Nikon D5100 or Sony SR68 to shoot video of an event

I've been asked, on a very short time schedule, to shoot video at a party on behalf of someone too ill to attend. In my custody are my Nikon D5100 and a Sony Handycam DCR-SR68. I am not experienced ...
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What is the benefit to using multiple RED rocket cards?

Could someone please explain to me when it might be necessary to use multiple RED rocket cards in the same computer? Does an additional card significantly improve workflow speeds for lower resolution ...
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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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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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How can I find specific PRO grade gear when CONSUMER grade dominates the search results.

I'm trying to keep this question as "non" subjective as possible... I need to find a very specific piece of hardware (not brand or model, just type), and I'm currently coming up empty handed. I've ...
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Video production at higher quality - alternatives and solutions

My question here is a redirection per suggestion of my original question over here I have an i5 4th gen CPU which can support 2k displays and output 2k signal. And I have an AMD Radeon R7 graphics ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Configuration sufficient for HD video editing [closed]

I'm considering buying this pc for editing my HD videos. Do you think it will be powerfull enough for editing and rendering? Intel® Core™ i7-4790 processor 16 GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1.600 MHz 2 TB ...
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Portable screen for USB camera [closed]

apologies if this is not the correct place to ask this question. I need to use a USB camera with a long extension (something like this http://www.lightinthebox.com/5m-usb-waterproof-borescope-...
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GPUs for motion graphics

What are a few common GPUs that offer the best hardware acceleration for motion graphics and compositing? (i.e. After Effects, Motion, Combustion, etc)
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How can I create a working DVD style menu to run on a laptop or USB?

I would really appreciate some advice here. I have 4 videos on a laptop that I want to link together and make them selectable via a DVD style menu that I could create. This is for an exhibition ...
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How is looking process of making HDR movie?

I'm going to work with conversion from SDR to HDR content. So I am looking for material where I can compare 2 version of the same movie, e.g. "A star is born" in HDR and in SDR. I know that HDR by ...
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Audio hardware not working in premiere pro 2020

In premiere pro 2020, I have no audio playback during preview. In the audio hardware tab in preferences, it's telling me that the default input and output devices are not working. Sound works fine in ...
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How to use hardware acceleration with FFMPEG for trimming and concatenation purposes

I am running FFMPEG on a Windows 10 (64-bit) laptop with Intel i3 (6th generation) processor and AMD R5 M430 GPU. I shot many videos on a recent trip. Cumulatively, they are over 100 hours long. Each ...
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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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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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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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CUDA video card

I am new to After Effects. Just did my first real project - lots of fun. I am not that happy with my encoding output quality. Is it true that having a CUDA video card - i.e. rendering in hardware - ...
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Hardware suggestion for recording DVI on mac with unknown frame rate

I am trying to record a screen recording from a medical imaging display (a box with output ports that can be plugged into a monitor), and I am unsure what is the best hardware to have the best chance ...