A four camera setup equipment recommendations for streaming with Production Truck. This is our most affordable setup to capture video and audio with four cameras. 


All of our equipment recommendations can be found at BlueFrame Technology's Kit Page




Computer                                                                                               

Apple 16" MacBook Pro
Cost - $2500-$2575

This MacBook has; 16GB of RAM, 512GB of Storage, a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor, and 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports available. Great for a 4 camera setup using our Production Truck Pro software, with replay, graphics and all the other built-in features that we include.    
                   

Capture Card

Decklink Duo 2 from B&H Photo and Video 

Cost - $495

The capture card is what will take the cabling from your receivers and be able to convert it into the computer for use in our software. The type of capture card depends entirely on what type of cabling you are using, and thus what type of cameras you have. I would recommend SDI cabling and SDI capable cameras as SDI cabling is more rugged than HDMI.                       


Enclosure Box for Capture Card

Sonnet Echo Express Enclosure from B&H Photo and Video 

Cost - $220

                       

Cameras

JVC GY-HM250 Streaming Camcorder

$1,700 per camera

This camera is a professional JVC Camcorder with HDMI and SDI capabilities, is capable of streaming at 1920x1080, and has wireless streaming capabilities if those are desired.

                       

Tripods

E-Image EK60 Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod
Cost - $252 per tripod                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

SDI Cabling                       

150’ SDI Cable from Amazon

Cost - $150 per cable (more cable lengths available online) 
Despite the advances in wireless and network solutions, SDI or fiber cabling is still the most efficient and consistent way to bring video from a camera into a production solution over a long distance.   
                    

AUDIO MIXING BOARD

Behringer Xenyx 1204USB Mixer from B&H Photo and Video 

Cost - $170

This audio board includes 4 XLR inputs and mute buttons for each individual input. It is a USB mixer which means it can be plugged directly into your computer and selected as a device within Production Truck.                       


HEADSETS
Audio Technica BPHS 1 from B&H Photo and Video 

Cost - $200 per headset

The Audio Technica headsets are some of the best in the business. They are fantastic quality and can handle the wear and tear of multiple productions.     
                  

FIELD MICROPHONE AND CABLING

Rode Field Microphone from B&H Photo and Video 

Cost - $300

A field microphone will allow you to setup a directional microphone either on top of your cameras or somewhere else on the field or in the arena.            
           

25’ XLR Cabling from Amazon

Cost - $19                       

XLR cabling, much like SDI cabling, costs more for longer runs of cable. Various cable lengths are available in the link above and in stores like Guitar Center.

                       

Hosa Y Splitter for Headphones                      

Cost - $6

If you want your commentators to be able to hear each other, this is essential. It allows their headphones to be plugged into the “Phones” input of the mixer at the same time.

                       

Microphone Stand from Amazon

Cost - $9
A nice, affordable way to prop up your field microphone.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

USB to USB-C/THUNDERBOLT 3 ADAPTER

Hootoo USB-C Adapter
Cost - $60For all newer Mac models, this type of adapter is essential. It allows you to run in ethernet and up to 3 USB devices, all while charging the Mac as well.                                                                              

TOTAL COST - ~$11,000

Total cost can vary depending on the length of cables purchased and does not include tax.


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