Greetings! I have recently stumbled across BoinxTV in my search for a good Mac-based live-switching application for our stage productions (the post-production editing was taking all my time…). I have downloaded the free trial of BoinxTV and really like it so far! Well designed, nice UI, and seems to do just about everything - nice work.
Anywho, to replace the post-production work with a live-switcher I really need to be able to live-switch at least four Sony HD 1440x1080i 30fps Firewire cameras simultaneously and record the output of the switching to disk. I have tested the app, and so far I am dropping frames with just one camera hooked up. My Mac is an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6Ghz with 3GB of RAM, a 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5450 and almost a TB of hard drive space running OSX Lion 10.7.3. This is a computer I built myself from brand new PC components (a Hackintosh, I guess you could say). Since I need full 30fps and record to disk, what is my minimum hardware requirements to be able to live-switch 4 HD 30fps Firewire cameras?? I’ll probably be building a dedicated machine to do this.
Thanks so much far any help!