Our webcast cameras are so infuriating and flaky. The thing that I have learned, after all these years, is that you must never, ever try to do an HDMI or SDI run longer than ten feet. Anyone who tells you that it's possible to do otherwise is a liar or a fool.
So I've got 16 SDI cameras and associated switching gear, and it's all useless. I think the only way to make this work is for the cameras to be IP-based. Such cameras are probably not too expensive these days, but "not too expensive" multiplied by "sixteen" still means "there is no way I can justify spending that much money on this".
Hey, you! The rich techie who reads this blog and rarely goes out! How about you donate a new system to us? I need 16 IP cameras plus whatever hardware/software combo is necessary to switch between them under scriptable control. (And probably 16 more Cat5 home-runs, which is like... half a mile of cable.) Eventually the video has to make its way into OBS.
I know a lot of you watch this dumb thing, from wherever you are out in the world. So which one of you is gonna step up?