Originally Posted by TheReverendDave
... Is it possible to record two feeds with multiple BM cards? And secondly, I still don't understand what i capture with (software-wise) and to (codec/container options?). Any light shed on these two points would be awesome!
Yes it is possible. The limiting factor is the software. Although i don't know of any software off the top of my head i'm sure i could ask around and see what others have heard of. I've used setups in the past that recorded multiple HD/SD SDI feeds to a few different codecs so i'm sure it's possible a software solution is out there that could pull this all together for you.
If you are only capturing one at a time FCP seems like the most logical choice. Although you can capture to BM's software as well. As far as codec you just need to capture to whatever codec you prefer to edit with. ProRes is good because it's 10 bit and holds up to digital processing better than some of the 8 bit codecs. I don't think the consumer will notice a difference either way. ProRes is also the choice of FCP editors as well.
Just remembered reading something somewhere about BM's DeckLink software being able to capture two SDI streams at once.