Satellite Rack RCA Video to VidiU HDMI

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Satellite Rack RCA Video to VidiU HDMI

Postby lajackson » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:21 pm

If I use the yellow RCA jack on the satellite rack as my video source, can I just connect it directly to the HDMI on the VidiU, or do I need to have a converter box in the line?

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Re: Satellite Rack RCA Video to VidiU HDMI

Postby russellhltn » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:57 pm

You might be able to connect the Cisco HDMI out direct to the VidiU. But RCA to HMDI is going to take more than a cable.

The question is why? Why not stream the feed directly at the remote site?
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Re: Satellite Rack RCA Video to VidiU HDMI

Postby lajackson » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:46 pm

Please allow me to rephrase. I should have called it the audiovisual rack, a 7-foot tall rack which also includes the satellite receiver, video and audio amplification and distribution for the entire meetinghouse, including the chapel sound, video switcher, white noise machine, chapel camera control, and those are just the boxes and wires I have found.

This is for a webcast (hence the use of this Topic), where all of the switching and other fun stuff for the stake conference video will wind up (among other places) at an RCA jack in the front of the rack. I need to get it from the RCA jack into the VidiU HDMI input which, conveniently enough, is also in the rack.

That said, I think your "RCA to HMDI is going to take more than a cable" means I will need one of those converter boxes in between the two ends.

I think the last guy was rewiring the rack every time. I am guessing he was switching the VGA input from an input to the video amp to an output port on the video distribution amp. He had a VGA to HDMI converter.

But I am not keen on changing all the connections each time. It would be too easy to miss a satellite broadcast because things did not get wired back correctly and no one was around to fix it.

So I am trying the RCA to HDMI trick.

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Re: Satellite Rack RCA Video to VidiU HDMI

Postby russellhltn » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:50 pm

lajackson wrote:That said, I think your "RCA to HMDI is going to take more than a cable" means I will need one of those converter boxes in between the two ends.


Correct. If you don't have one already, get a EMtech AVDH-1. It's job is to make switching easy.
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Re: Satellite Rack RCA Video to VidiU HDMI

Postby lajackson » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:26 pm

russellhltn wrote:
lajackson wrote:That said, I think your "RCA to HMDI is going to take more than a cable" means I will need one of those converter boxes in between the two ends.

Correct. If you don't have one already, get a EMtech AVDH-1. It's job is to make switching easy.

Okay. If I am going to go from the yellow Video Out RCA port at the left end of the EMtech AFDH-1, can I cable directly into the VidiU HDMI port, or do I need the converter box? (It is not hooked up to a Webcaster Box.)

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Re: Satellite Rack RCA Video to VidiU HDMI

Postby russellhltn » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:41 pm

RCA video = composite analog.
HDMI = digital.

Your not going to find a cable that goes from RCA to HDMI.
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Re: Satellite Rack RCA Video to VidiU HDMI

Postby harddrive » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:49 pm

You will need to get something like this to be able to go from RCA (Analog) to HDMI (Digital). You will also need to make sure that the Audio gets into the VIdiU.

https://www.amazon.com/Mini-Composite-C ... o+hdmi+out

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Re: Satellite Rack RCA Video to VidiU HDMI

Postby lajackson » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:11 pm

harddrive wrote:You will need to get something like this to be able to go from RCA (Analog) to HDMI (Digital). You will also need to make sure that the Audio gets into the VIdiU.

Thanks. That is the way we are headed. Then the rack will not have to be rewired each time.

I really hate to spend Church money on the expensive recommended ATLONA (AT HD120) model. Is it worth it? Does it work 10 times better? Is it more reliable? Is the picture better because of it?

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Re: Satellite Rack RCA Video to VidiU HDMI

Postby roblad » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:05 pm

The FM groups can provide a quality powered device, that will convert RCA Video / Audio to HDMI.

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Re: Satellite Rack RCA Video to VidiU HDMI

Postby russellhltn » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:06 pm

roblad wrote:The FM groups can provide a quality powered device, that will convert RCA Video / Audio to HDMI.

Maybe yours did, but that's not what the write-ups I've seen suggest. The VidiU is FM's responsibility, but the converter is the stake's.
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