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
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 CardDecklink 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 CardSonnet Echo Express Enclosure from B&H Photo and Video
Cost - $220
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.
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 BOARDBehringer 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.
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 CABLINGRode 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 ADAPTERHootoo 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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