I’m a director working on a short film that mixes digital and analog effects. I was lucky to find an authorized reseller with Vidiot units in stock, and I’ve been combing through the forums and doing a lot of research on the workflow to get the digital signal converted to analog and back without having to re-record a screen with another camera. I still have several doubts though, and I was hoping the community could provide some insight.
The theoretical setup would be as follows:
- Signal out from my computer (2013 MacPro) via thunderbolt to a Blackmagic Intensity hub
- Intensity output to Vidiot input
- Vidiot colorizer output to Intensity input
- Intensity back to computer for re-recording via BM recorder software or similar
Thing is, I’m not 100% sure if this chain will work at all. I’m also not sure what kind of cables I would need to go from one link in the hub to the next and back, asides from the thunderbolt cable to go from the computer to the Intensity. Not sure if I need cables that can convert from composite to thunderbolt or similar, etc.
Here’s an example of the effect I’m trying to create:
This was done using Lumen, but I’m really hoping I can find an analog solution with the Vidiot. I think the result will be several orders of magnitude better if I can get it working.
Thanks in advance. Cheers! -Carlos