Some pictures of my ATEM TVS portable setup.

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Some pictures of my ATEM TVS portable setup.

I just figured I would share some pictures of my portable TVS setup.  My goal was to make the system as portable and comprehensive as possible.  I want to be able to take this out on gigs and be up and running with as little setup time as possible.

Feel free to share your thoughts on this.

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Very neat!

Very neat!

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That is REALLLY cool.

That is REALLLY cool.

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What additional software/hardware do you use for the titels/lowe

Very nice indeed !

What additional software/hardware do you use for the titels/lowerthirds ?

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I'm just using Photoshop with

I'm just using Photoshop with the BM ATEM export plugin for graphics.  You can see the PC in the case in the pictures.  Besides that I'm not using any additional hardware or software for lower thirds.

Pre-produced title animations, as well as other pre-produced segments, I play back from the Hyperdeck.

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Which processor and motherboard

Very good indeed!

Which processor, motherboard and how much RAM you are using this system?

This CPU you control the ATEM TVS, writes and can streaming?

For more help, could you possibly put a list of all the equipment you are using?

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Very good indeed! Which processor, motherboard and how much RAM you are using this system? This CPU you control the ATEM TVS, writes and can streaming? For more help, could you possibly put a list of all the equipment you are using? Thanks

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  • Bigfoot Mobile Systems Versa Flypack case, customized and built to order.
  • Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Video Switcher.
  • Gator cases knockout panel.
  • Network and BNC pass through connectors from Markertek.
  • Two Furman M-8x2 Power conditioners.
  • Hyperdeck Studio 2
  • HDMI Audio Extractor (to get the analog audio from the Hyperdeck to go to the audio mixer).
  • Custom built rackmount PC.
  • Behringer 1204 USB Audio Mixer.
  • Behringer SRC2496 analog to digital audio converter.
  • GT Audio G-787 UHF wireless audio receiver for working with four wireless mics simultaneously.
  • Rackmount pullout keyboard/trackpad.
  • X-Keys XK-80 Control Panel for switching.
  • Two 24 inch ASUS monitors, one for multi-view the other for the PC.
  • Pyle monitor speakers.

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I don't remember all the details about the hardware I put into the PC, but I will share what I do remember-

  • Based on an AMD FX8 APU processor.
  • Motherboard was a mini ATX form factor- One of the more expensive mini ATX boards I could get for the processor as reliability was important.
  • 16 gigs of 1600MHz DDR3 memory.
  • 240 gig SSD
  • Networking card so I could have an extra network port in addition to the on board networking.
  • Motherboard network connector used for talking to the ATEM, The port on the network card is used for the internet.
  • Using MX Light for streaming and recording.
  • Just Macros for ATEM control with the X-keys panel.

 

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Thank you for the

Thank you for the information! 

 

This information will help me a lot in my decisions to purchase equipment!

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GTDaudio G-787 UHF wireless microphones

Hi guys, I need to buy wireless microphones and Adam are using GTDaudio G-787 UHF! Adam you have to tell me about? What are the PROS AND CON? 

 

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What do you use to delay the

What do you use to delay the audio to match video? Also wondering what company you got the custom rack passthrough hookups from, i'd love to get that. 

Nice job!

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Hi guy, I'm riding a custom

Hi guy, I'm riding a custom rack and not ready! I already bought for the Behreinger DEQ2496 audio delay, the maximum delay of the audio is up 300m/sec.

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Awesome Set-up! More pics, please.

Adam,

This is a great set-up!  I've just started using the TVS a few months ago, and hauling everything piece-meal to live gigs is an accident waiting to happen..  Any way you could post a few more pics of the back of your rig? I'm interested in seeing how you keep the cabling organized and how the unit is cooled.  Also, are you switching and streaming from the same computer?  If so, how does that work?

Thanks,
 
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Hi Raymond, I am currently

Hi Raymond,

I am currently working on putting together a video tour of my setup.  Once that video is done and online I will post a link to it.

Cable organization is just done with careful planning, using cables of the right length, and zip ties.

Cooling is pretty basic- Just a simple intake and exhaust fan to keep air moving through the rack.  I try to keep good spacing, and keep the cables out of the way so there is plenty of room for airflow.

And yes, I am switching and streaming from the same PC.  I am using MX Light for streaming, using direct streaming instead of re-encoding, this way the computer has very little work to do for the stream.  For control I am running Just Macros and the Xkeys 80 panel from PI engineering.  Usually then I run photoshop for graphics while MX Light streams and Just Macros handles control in the background.

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Hi guys, I need to buy wireless microphones and Adam are using GTDaudio G-787 UHF! Adam you have to tell me about? What are the PROS AND CON? 

 

thanks

Hey, sorry I didn't answer you sooner.  Somehow I didn't see your reply to my post until just now.

About the audio system I am using, I am happy to share the pros and cons.

Lets start with the pros-

  • UHF, so generally better than a VHF system in regards to reliability.
  • True diversity receiver for even better reliability.
  • Sound is alright- not a lot of noise.
  • Very affordable and easy to use.
  • Hasn't failed me yet.
  • Can use with four different wireless mics, all operating simultaneously.

Cons-

  • Poor build quality.  The mic packs themselves are very plasticy and feel extremely light.  They feel like cheap toys.
  • Sound quality is just alright.  The audio very much favors the mid-tones.  Bass and high end is lacking. 
  • The levels out of the system are bit low, and amplifying results in a slight hiss.  Totally acceptable for voice only stuff, but for musical performances you'll want something else.

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GTDaudio - G-788 wireless microphone system review

Hi guys, I am searching to purchase wireless microphones and Adam are using GTDaudio -  G-787 UHF, I found this review of GTDaudio - G-788 into 6 parts and would like to share with you and hear from you on this brand of microphones and especially sound quality!
I will use wireless microphones for meetings, small conferences and seminars.

Thanks.

http://www.gtdaudio.net/product_info.php?cPath=31&products_id=77

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I can't say anything about

I can't say anything about the GTD mics, but I wouldn't trust a microphone review where the presenters audio is so bad. It seems like the people who made this video don't know the first thing about recording a quality audio signal!

Personally I prefer Sennheiser or Shure mics - they are not the cheapest but they are the industry standard and well worth the investment. I tend to hire them in from a local audio company as they cost just a few pounds each per day and the audio company keeps upto date with the frequency regulations and maintenance giving me less to worry about!

Hope this helps

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Tom
 
 

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My personal favorite

My personal favorite is the Lectrosonics SMV transmitter. It's the cleanest sounding mic we own, and clients usually love how small and light the transmitter is to wear.

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I agree Tom.  The other

I agree Tom.  The other benefit to the Shure or Senheiser series is most local music shops carry them, so if you need a last minute addition, you can usually find the same set up locally for close to the same price.

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I use what the customer pays!

In today's world of video production no longer has a pattern only! (Broadcast)
Here in Brazil we have many other ways of using video as language and communication!
After that YouTube has consolidated itself as one more channel views, and especially a public and accessible channel for all our quality standards are no longer accepted only as Broadcast Quality!
So we are researching cost and quality equipment that my clients want to pay!
I just bought a double microphone from an unknown brand (produced by Lyco), but that will solve my technical needs with the quality that my client wants to pay!
This is the site that will use the microphone >> # http://lyco.com.br/site/produtos/mic-sem-fio/UHXPRO-02MM.php center

That was it, thank you very much for your help!

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Bigfoot Versa Flypack

Hello Adam, I found the manufacturer of your rack and placed here for personal forum to see some more details of your rack. 

 

http://www.bigfootmobilecarts.com/BF%20VERSA%20FLYPACK.htm

 

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Excellent Solution

We was looking for an additional flight case for my rig and came across this solution. Well done! I immediately sent for a quote. My rig consists of an ATEM TVS, Behringer 2496 A to D converter, i7 laptop, 4U Rack Mount PC with a DeckLink SDI 4K capture card for streaming, Radioshack SSM 1850 Mixer and a recently acquired BCF2000 Midi Controller that we are going to set up as the ATEM controller (which I got for under $200 on Ebay). I however like the Xkeys panel for switching. At the price it's an excellent solution. Will post pics when completed. Good job!