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Video Source Options

Video source inputs include multiple options depending on the use and setting. A few examples of a video source could include a camera pointed at the presenter, webcam, document camera, or a shared desktop. Regardless of the type of video feed, there are several way to connect it to the recorder.


HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface and is a digital connection type that transmits video and audio from a connected source. In a consumer context it is often a Blu-ray player or cable box connected to an HDTV. For the use of a Mediasite recorder, you can connect a video source like a camera, computer monitor or video mixer using HDMI.

An HDMI device may be connected using the USB-HDMI dongle that is included with the RL Mini.

SDI Port

SDI or Serial Digital Interface is a standard for transmitting digital video via coaxial cable. It is possible to use the SDI port for 3G, HD or SD-SDI connection types. The use of SDI is most often use in a professional video or studio setting. With a Mediasite recorder, you may connect a video source or camera via SDI.


S-Video is an analog connection method for standard definition video. Your recorder should have come with a composite to S-Video adapter which can be used to connect an SD device to the recorder.

Composite – S-Video Adapter


USB is a standard connection type for many peripheral devices including mouse, keyboard, storage drives, camera and microphone, just to name a few. Connecting a Video source to a recorder via USB is not a preferred option but it is available as a simple solution.

A video device may also be connected through USB via the USB-HDMI dongle that is included with the RL Mini recorder.

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