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Griffcoach
10-13-2010, 11:42 AM
I have some ads that I want to play from my MAC computer during our broadcast. The MACS don't have VGA outputs. What is the best way (without using the IVGA because I don't have multiple internet jacks in our pressbox)?

Also, I want to capture the audio of our band at halftime. Is there a good microphone that you recommend. Would this mic need to be on the field. Wireless would be our best option to save from running wires. Any thoughts?

pconradt
10-13-2010, 04:46 PM
Put a gigabit switch in the press box. This will get you the multiple network connections you need to use the Tricaster & your Macbook together.

As far as the mic, wireless will make your life easier & not have to run cables. Depending on how far away you are from the band, you might be able to pick them up with just a mic in the booth. Depends on what type of mic you have.

Dimitry G
10-25-2010, 09:23 PM
Why not load the files into the Tricaster's DDR and play them that way?

I assume when you say band and halftime you mean a marching band during a football game and not a "rock band" with vocals, guitar, bass, drums, etc. A decent condenser shotgun with a wind screen should do the trick. Put it as close to the action as possible without getting in the way of the viewers. Wireless would be possible with a plug-in transmitter, just make sure to thoroughly test it to make sure you're in range of the control room and there's no interference. Make sure that the transmitter can give off 48v phantom power required for the condenser mic or use a mic with built-in battery power as in link below.

Some links to get you started:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/367747-REG/Rode_NTG_2_NTG_2_Battery_or_Phantom.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/392861-REG/Rode_DEAD_CAT_Dead_Cat_Wind_Muff.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/564475-REG/Azden_105XT.html