I want to use Caspar with NDI in studio environment, in order to avoid DeckLink cards in a server. The goal is better mobility and easier maintenance. I know I can also use DeckLink Studio mini:
but it imposes using Thunderbolt which in turn causes it’s own set of demands on a setup, and makes it less universal.
However, when I searched for the device which can decode two channel key + source NDI stream to two SDI outputs turns out there is no such device on the market. Next option, I guess, is to route key and source to two separate channels with some gymnastics to two single channel NDI decoders, but these decoders are hard to find, I see two options:
Both devices are US$ 690 per piece, so it’s a bit expensive to experiment without knowing if someone did this before. Have some of you guys tried these setups? How are your experiences using pure Caspar software server setup with NDI and external devices in studio/OB environments?