So heres the deal right now, I have a show that I am doing where the cameras will be kept in the same location to do the show from time to time, due to the demands of getting it out on a regular basis and fast, we want to be able to capture all 6-8 cameras to ideally 1 computer if possible, each camera, will have audio dual channel but we can figure a way around that if it cant be transferred and each camera also has built in Firewire 400 and HDMI ports, so my question is,
Can I build a computer or get a converter box with the computer that will allow me to capture 6-8 streams of data at once coming from the camera either via firewire 400 or HDMI? And what would I need to ensure that it can handle the transfer of said data? I.E Graphics cards, Processors etc, I will buy a server board and install multiple processors and graphics cards if need be!
Also we want to make sure we can capture it with no problems but cost is an issue so the lower the price the better!