I work in an environment where we have a need for multiple live cameras/sources (HD-SDI), outputting to multiple projectors/screens and I'd like to start using Modul8/MadMapper to do that...as I love the software. I'm really interested in using a Blackmagic DeckLink Quad as an input/output card with Modul8...as it uses SDI in/out. We need multiple outputs (usually centre screen is data, outside screens are cameras), and this looks like it should work.
I'd also really like to be able to use a MacBook Pro, since we usually have limited desk space to work with. I've seen this breakout box by Magma (http://www.magma.com/expressbox-3t
) and I'm wondering if anyone has had any success with a configuration like this (with a DeckLink Quad/MacBookPro) to get multiple cameras/sources (HD-SDI) into Modul8 through Thunderbolt.
Has anyone tested this to see if it would work? I know Modul8 is capable of 4 camera input, which is exactly what we need. Can I use a setup like this on a MacBook Pro in HD resolution without delay/dropping frames? Since they're cameras, we need them to be in sync...that's very important. Is this possible at all, or am I just dreaming? Obviously, if it would work...we would buy the fastest, most poweful laptop available.
Are there any other setups that would work better? Obviously a MacPro would be ideal...but it's not a possibility, given the space we have to work with. Money isn't an object, but space is.