New Livestream Producer HDMI input via Alienware laptop?
Friends... I am trying to put together a portable rig for high-quality streaming via HDMI using Producer on new Livestream ... and while the Black Magic H.264 Pro is an option, I'd prefer separate sound inputs (which that cannot handle in HDMI mode), and the BM Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0 is really picky as to hardware (NEC USB 3.0 chipsets only, etc.).
I thought I'd do an end run around all that by purchasing a Dell Alienware 17 4th-gen Core-i7 laptop, the only production laptop I've found that includes and HDMI *input* port, so as to stream HDMI directly.
New Livestream tech support says they are not sure it cannot be done... so I'm asking, before I spend the $1,800... has anyone tried it? Does anyone have an Alienware laptop with HDMI-input that has tried it, or would be willing to spend 10 minutes to see if Producer will recognize the HDMI input?
Or have others found better ways to get an HDMI feed into Producer?
Many thanks for your help!