6 live camera inputs
Hey gang. I'm trying to get 6 camera inputs into a 2013 Mac Pro. Isadora only has 4 inputs it can utilize. Any work arounds to get the last two inputs into the program?
I'm trying to use live image capture to trigger sound effects that playback when a person walks up to a zone to read whats there. I have six zones.. hence six cameras. I'm open to other ways to do this. I'm a neophyte Isadora user but am pretty well versed in AV tech, Mac's and Qlab so I'm not exactly a stranger to this kind of thing. Just first time I've done a live image to trigger something.
A thought I had was just scanning portions of the video to trigger two different zones? The spaces are pretty close to each other so I could see one camera covering two zones like that if it's possible. Again like I said if there is a better way to do this I'm open to other ideas.
how large is the area you have to cover? With the eyes actor you can define zones to trigger something.
@michel Thanks for the response Michel! I’m not sure yet how big the space will be exactly but if that’s possible then I think I’ll be fine. It’s going to be close enough that the cameras will be able to see two different zones at the same time. Happy to hear the software can do that. Next few weeks will be learning how to do that now! Thanks again
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I have done this a lot using a single video feed into Izzy but connect the six cameras to a processor like those used in video surveillance systems. They come in 2, 4, 8, or 16 inputs as the standards. Here's an example of a 4-input for $50.
The advantage is only 1 input stream into Izzy (you zone the input trigger areas in Eyes) and there are fewer computer processing issues with only 1 input stream. The big disadvantage is the video quality is greatly reduced and thus does not work well if you are trying to send actual video out of Izzy as a part of the work.