desktop patch bay?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Hulot, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. Hulot

    Hulot Guest

    I've got a VCR,mini DV camera, a TV, a DV bridge (standalone) and a
    computer. I'm tired of all this plugging and unplugging, crawling
    under the desk, hitting my head on the dest etc etc. Has anyone
    bought/built a patch bay for RCA, S-Video, Firewire connections?? How
    did you do it?

    TIA
     
    Hulot, Oct 1, 2003
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  2. Hulot

    Samuel Paik Guest

    A patch bay may be a bit overkill, you may be able to get along with
    a video switch and a video splitter or distribution amp, and some
    front Firewire ports for your computer.

    You might want to check this out as well:

    http://www.frontx.com/
     
    Samuel Paik, Oct 1, 2003
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  3. I have a DVCam recorder, betaSP deck, S-VHS, stand alone DVD burner, dub
    rack, Mac with FCP 3. I use a patch bay for audio, and 2 S-VID switch boxes,
    one for in to the DVCam, one for out, and I plug and unplug firewire by hand
    when I need to switch from the computer and DVD burner to the DVCam deck.
    Sounds clumsy but works pretty well.

    --
    Best regards,
    Craig Scheiner
    Executive Producer
    CPS Associates
    Video Production and Publication
    www.cpsvideo.net
     
    Craig Scheiner, Oct 1, 2003
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  4. Hulot

    Videoguy Guest

    Hi Gottinhimmel
    I am using a computer with DC1000 a second computer with DV500, a SVHS deck with
    4 IOs, a DVD player and a TV monitor all hooked together. I use two Radio Shack
    4x1 switch boxes, 1 on the input side and the other on the output side of the
    VCR. This lets me connect any source to any device without changing wires.
    Switches SVHS & Audio only, firewires are direct from cameras to computers.

    Armin Hasenbank (Videoguy)
     
    Videoguy, Oct 1, 2003
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  5. Hulot

    Hulot Guest

    Thanks to all of you for your advice. You guys sparked a good hour of
    cool surfing and planning.

    It certainly is overkill, and I probably will lose my resolve in a day
    or two, but suppose I decide to goahead and do it. Is there any reason
    not to put firewire next to component video on a panel??
     
    Hulot, Oct 2, 2003
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