This is the first time I am messing around with projections. So please forgive any faux pas!
I am running a show that needs a projector to switch between pre-recorded videos and a live camera feed.
All the pre-recorded videos will be triggered using Qlab. The camera in question (Canon ZR 500) has a IEEE-1394 port. Because, Qlab is capable of identifying the camera signal, I imagine that I should be able to use Qlab to switch between the live feed and the videos. However, the issue is that the distance between the camera and the mac is around 50 ft. I can't seem to find a IEEE-1394 cable that is long enough to connect these two devices.
Am I correct in assuming that they generally don't make IEEE-1394 cables that long?
My alternate option is to run the camera & the mac through a RCA/VGA switcher system of sorts.
Have any of you guys have had to set up a similar system? I am not really looking for an exact solution as much as I want to know what people's experiences have been with live feed projections over long distances. Please also bear in mind that, I am working with a terribly small budget.