Multi camera capture question

  • New to the forum. I have a hypothetical system question. We'd like to live stream two separate camera feeds. What I'm wondering is if we use two identical external single camera capture cards (from identical cameras), will Isadora recognise them as two distinct devices or will it just see one device / confuse them?any advice greatly appreciated. At this stage it seems the only way to know is to buy the capture devices and try, but that's the expensive way to find out!

    System for reference would be as follows

    2016 Macbook Pro running the software, 2 x Blackmagic Ultrastudio Mini Recorder through thunderbolt (or similar) to 2 x Canon Legria G25 cameras. 

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    I worked on a show recently where we used two of those Blackmagic Ultrastudio Mini Recorder and two cameras that were identical to eachother and they both showed up separately. I cannot give you a 100% guarantee that your cameras will not misbehave, because my cameras were not the same exact make and model as yours, but what I'm saying is that I did something very similar to what you're asking about and it worked. 

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    We were also using a Mac Pro (black cylinder/"trash can") tower, but I don't see why it shouldn't also work on a 2016 Macbook Pro. 

    @mc_monte, haven't you got one of the newer Macbook Pros? Care to offer any insights?