I work for a mid sized music venue. We have a few HD TVs at the bars in the building and we want to send video from the main stage to them. We dont have a large budget to work with. We tried a HD camcorder and HDMI splitter, but the camera would go into sleep mode after a few mins unless we hit record. And yes, I read the manual to see if I could get around it. I cant.
We're legally not allowed to record a lot of the artists that play the venue, so we can't have our TVs displaying "REC" while the band is playing
Can anyone recommend a camcorder that either won't go into sleep mode, or a camcorder that doesn't display "REC" on the TV screen? Is there another/better solution? I looked into security cameras, but they all looked too grainy. We're looking to spends less than $500.
Thank you so much for any advice!