[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH RFC] libavdevice/decklink: Add support for EIA-708 output over SDI

Reuben Martin reuben.m at gmail.com
Sat Oct 7 05:58:57 EEST 2017

On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 4:31 PM, Devin Heitmueller
<dheitmueller at ltnglobal.com> wrote:
> Ah, I understand now.
> Yes, the decklink device is currently the only SDI device which is supported by libavdevice.  I’ve got a whole pile of patches coming which add support for a variety of protocols for both capture and output (e.g. EIA-708, SCTE-104, AFD, SMPTE 2038, etc).  But today the decklink module is the only device supported.
> Would love to see more SDI devices supported and potentially interested in adding such support myself if we can find good candidates.  The DVEO/linsys cards are largely obsolete and the AJA boards are significantly more expensive than any of BlackMagic’s cards.  If anyone has good experiences with other vendors I would like to hear about it (and there may be an opportunity to extend libavdevice to support another SDI vendor).

Bluefish has some very nice ($$$) SDI cards with Linux support. I
think their SDK also supports v4l2. Have never been able to get my
hands on one though.

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