I’m using a Teradek Vidiu Go to encode and live stream. I had a Roland V1HD switcher and sold it to pick up an ATEM Mini Pro. Figured it might be nice to have a backup encoder in case my Vidiu Go went down and thought it would replace my Roland switcher just fine.
But then I realized how much I miss a dedicated Program and Multiview output.
The lack of headphone jack is a bummer but I knew these things before I got it. And I can monitor my mix on a video monitor or my Vidiu Go which also has a headphone port. But if I’m using the AMP as just a switcher feeding into the Vidiu Go, it’s a pain not having 2 outputs. I’m sending the HDMI out to the Vidiu, but there’s no way to see the multiview. Is there?
I had to basically run each of our cameras into a monitor first and then pass thru to the switcher to see each feed. And if I wanna see the program out before it hits the Vidiu Go then I need yet another monitor with a pass thru. That’s a lot of extra cables and monitors.
So I’m thinking maybe I’ll sell it. Seems to be a hot sale on eBay. Maybe I’ll buy my old Roland switcher back. I don’t know.
I will miss the idea that if my Teradek goes down somehow, that I don’t have a quick back up to go live with a multicam switch. Granted I do have a Cam Link 4k so maybe I could learn OBS (never used it) and send my Roland switch thru the Cam link and OBS to my CDN.
I don’t know.