2: A cheap SDI Frame Synchronizer.
Can you help?
- Since Justin.tv shut down, Streamup is the only replacement site that I've found for our webcast video that meets the following specifications:
- Accepts RTMP video streams 24/7;
- Has a web-page-embeddable player;
- Does not spam my viewers with ads;
- Is free to both me and my viewers.
However, they fail to meet the implicit specification, "actually works."
Their embedded Flash player sometimes makes all three browsers just go catatonic-hypnowheel for minutes at a time; on one of my machines it will just never load at all, but on another it will, in the same browser; and since they made some "improvements" recently, FMLECmd won't connect to their server at all if the input source is digital instead of analog. Though the FMLE GUI will connect. Which is a whole lot of WTF.
I've tried to contact them via their support email and Twitter and a couple of times with no response. After my last blog post, I got a glad-handing response from a marketing guy, but after I replied with, "Yes, here are my very specific technical problems"... crickets.
So, FMLECmd is junk, but it used to work with Justin, and it worked with Streamup as of just-before-their-upgrade. Presumably there's a way to do RTMP streaming on MacOS with ffmpeg, but I don't know it.
- A Frame Synchronizer takes an SDI HD stream that has inconsistent, variable sync and outputs a single, stable SDI or HDMI stream. I would like to spend closer to a hundred bucks on this than two grand, which seems to be what these things retail for. We found a cheap Hotronic AY86 on eBay which sounded like it would do the trick, but it arrived DOA. Any suggestions?
We need this because our new SDI video cameras are not genlocked, so when our SDI matrix switcher changes inputs, the sync changes. This causes downstream HDMI devices, like the TVs in the restaurant, to go blank for 8-10 seconds and renegotiate, like they do when you un-plug the cable, every time the switcher switches. Because HDMI is awesome.