First, this is used in a small K-8 school in Maine for making monthly newscasts in 2nd grade and other class projects. We are looking at simple and low-buck systems here.
I have a Mac Mini (16GB Ram, 512SSD) that we used as our video controller. We used to run BoinxTV and either a USB Webcam or a Canon Vixia HF R800 camera connected to a Black Magic Design UltraStudio HDMI to Thunderbolt 2 adapter.
We just upgraded the system to MimoLive this year and things are not working right. Using the Black Magic device we are getting poor quality and MANY dropped frames. It looks like a slow strobe effect.
Does anyone have a good solution for us? I looked at getting a better mac, but not sure if I can/should put $2K+ into a new machine that doesn’t get a lot of use and still may not work (iMac). I also thought that some type of hardware encoder might work and take the strain off the computer.
Best case scenario would be us using both the webcam and the Canon that we can switch between.
Does anyone have any good suggestions for a fix for this? I have been trying to research external hardware encoders but I am slipping down a rabbit hole now and have little experience with the standards, etc. for video.
Thank you in advance,
Pemetic Elementary School