We do a lot of virtual production and we would really like to testdrive UE5 for some simpler composure comps because of the better lighting, performance etc. with UE5.
We got every plugin in beta for the UE5 we need to accomplish great results but unfortunately the MEDIA_BUNDLE is not working properly.
We are using a Decklink 8K Pro - the SDI-IN is a stable FullHD Video. If we than drag&drop the MediaBundle somewhere in the scene, it stops playing afer 10 seconds, somtimes after 2 minutes and sometimes if we click somewhere in the UE window.
We tried different PCs with different Decklinks - we always got the trouble, that the SDI-Input-Video stops playing after a random amount of seconds or after we do some actions in the gui.
If you like to debug and recreate this bug:
To speed up the effect, so that the video stops earlier, than try to use 2 MediaBundles with 2 different Video-Inputs via SDI. One or both of the Videos freezes after a certain time.
Is this a Plugin-Problem of the Blackmagic/UE5-Plugin or is this a UE5 Problem?
We can run 4 different 4K Videos with 4 different MediaBundles without such freezes in UE 4.27.1.
Please check this one - otherwise UE5 is currently not suitable for virtual productions with live video-inputs via SDI.
PS: We use the 1st SDI-IN for the Color-In of a green-screen live recording and the 2nd SDI-IN
is the ultrafine matte coming from an ultimatte live-keyer.
Either the ColorIN stops playing or the MatteIN.