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Bill Beach

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video mixer choices
« on: August 26, 2012, 07:36:26 PM »

we have been using a Videonics MX-1 for our video recording of our Sunday service.  last week it appears it went haywire.  without warning, the picture started jumping wildly all over the screen and being majorly skewed.  probably a technical name for that but I don't know it.
essentially, anything beyond the mixer was skewed and jumpy.  therefore it seems we need to replace the mixer.
we have looked at: Datavideo-Corporation/SE-500-NTSC
there was another we looked at but the videographer shot that down today. (no T-bar)
wondering, would this mixer be a good investment for us.
we send the video signal to a monitor in the nursery, it is set to be viewed on 3 of the 4 projectors in the main auditorium and overflow areas, as well as being recorded on DVD.
we are currently sending the composite signal to each device, but are hoping to upgrade to component for the 3 projectors.  not too long ago we tried to send a video and sound signal from the main building to our Youth building with pretty SAD results.  if within that upgrade we could go HDMI via Cat5 to the Youth building, that would be great.  but I am getting off topic..........
would anyone like to recommend a video mixer for us?  this will be purchased by a donor, so we don't know what amount would be too much, but the price of the DataVideo unit ($960) was accepted quite readily.
hopefully, we can get some rather quick responses as we are having to rig this up kinda weird just to get a DVD for the week -- NO other distribution!

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Re: video mixer choices
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 10:28:29 AM »

Did you check all the mixer connections and try connecting a monitor direct to the mixer output?
NTSC composite video or S-Video is going to limit the image quality and the compatibility with computer and HD sources.  Many churches seem to be moving toward video systems that are compatible with VGA, DVI, HDMI, SD/HD-SDI, etc., however a video mixer that is compatible with such sources is typically going to be quite a bit more than the $960 price you mentioned.  But the potential for supporting expansion and/or improvements is often a factor in determining whether something is a good investment or not.

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