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Erik Jerde:

--- Quote from: Tim Hite on November 17, 2022, 10:39:24 PM ---No, but that led me to this:

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/ultrastudio/techspecs/W-DLUS-13

Which looks like it may do what I want.

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I've got the input version of this and it works great inside it's limitations.  It's what I first thought of when I read your post except it's thunderbolt not USB-C.  While some systems do both through the same port it's not a given.  IIRC your software needs to support it.  It does not just add another desktop like adding an external monitor.  My go-to remains a Decimator MD-HX taking HDMI in and putting out SDI.  That way it works with any device that has an HDMI output.  The only hiccup being HDCP but I have another box that I use for stripping HDCP when necessary.  The BM device you linked does simplify that all at the expense of being bound to specific software.  You're not going to get powerpoint out through the ultrastudio monitor.

Dave Garoutte:

--- Quote from: Tim Hite on November 17, 2022, 10:39:24 PM ---No, but that led me to this:

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/ultrastudio/techspecs/W-DLUS-13

Which looks like it may do what I want.

--- End quote ---

There are lots of HDMI audio extractors out there.
It took several tries to get one that does 5.1, which I needed.
If you only need stereo, I have two either of which I'll give you.
The BMD device you showed has an HDMI out you could route to the extractor.

Erik Jerde:
I had missed that you were also looking to get audio out.  Forget getting the audio off of the video output.  Just grab a USB DI (Peavey, Radial, etc) and route your audio out that.  There's no reason you need to monkey around trying to get the audio off of the video output, that's just unnecessarily complicated.

Ron Bolte:

--- Quote from: Nathan Riddle on November 17, 2022, 02:17:26 PM ---https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/ultrastudio

But this is not USB-C (DP/HDMI) to SDI converter.

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The problem with the ultra studio boxes is that they don't support desktop output.  That's my experience on Macs anyway.
They work great with QLab and the editing packages that support them for direct output, but not Powerpoint and Keynote.  The feature to use the desktop out has been promised a few times, but not delivered yet.

Jordan Wolf:
PTZCam has a unit that solves the SDI portion of the equation.

Aside from that, an AJA IO4K Plus would work, but itís Thunderbolt vs USB.

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