Which capture devices are compatible with Phenix?
The Phenix platform is compatible with a number of external capture devices and internal capture cards. However, some makes and models have a built in scaler, while others do not. This results in different signal conversion capabilities.
For example, devices with built in scalers can typically perform automatic deinterlacing, color adjustment, color space conversion, cropping, frame rate and resolution changes without user interaction or configuration.
Devices that do not have built in scalers may still be utilized to publish to the Phenix platform, but they require the output signal from the camera or production setup to precisely match the requested parameters for publishing including:
For example, if a professional camera outputs 59.94i or 59.94 interlaced fields per second, the frame rate must be set to 29.97 fps for capture without a scaler. If a camera outputs 25 progressive fields per second, frame rate must be set to 25 fps without a scaler.
Devices With Built In Scalers
Magewell USB Capture Family - Phenix recommended - See joint case study for automatic signal conversion when publishing to Phenix with Magewell capture devices
Inogeni SDI to USB and HDMI to USB Capture
Decimator HDMI / SDI Cross Converter - Great tool for converting signals when ingesting via capture card without a built in scaler