Blackmagic Design launches new update for ATEM switchers


The ATEM Switchers Update 6.0, which adds support for controlling cameras from
ATEM production switchers via the program feed to the camera, is now available
for free download from the Blackmagic Design website.

Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design says, “Since we first demonstrated the
ATEM camera control, the response has been amazing, and broadcasters have
quickly recognized the advantage of the Blackmagic Studio Camera’s design and
interoperability with ATEM switchers as well as the incredible colour corrector
built right inside the camera itself. Now they can have full control without
running any extra cables using the new SDI based protocol.

All that is required is a single thin SDI optical fibre or SDI cable. This is not just a
simple CCU style of colour adjustment but a full featured DaVinci primary colour
corrector built right into the camera itself. The benefit to the customer is that
exciting creative looks can be achieved in live productions, which previously
were only possible in post-production. I’m very excited to release this software
and cannot wait to see what people do with it creatively!’

ATEM Camera Control Key Features:

• Colour control for up to 20 cameras.
• Familiar Da Vinci YRGB style live colour grading including lift, gamma and
gain control.
• CCU style operation for the most commonly used operations of iris and
pedestal levels.
• Remote gain settings.
• Remote shutter speed settings.
• Coarse setting for iris.
• Remote white balance selection.
• Remote focus.
• Remote iris.
• Aux switching for camera preview allowing automatic local monitoring for
• Clear “On Air’ indication in user interface reduces the possibility of mistakes.

• Lock function stops accidental changes.

ATEM Camera Control is compatible with the new Blackmagic Studio Camera
when running software update v1.8.2 or later. The Blackmagic Studio Camera
HD and Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K models feature both optical fibre and
regular SDI program return feeds to the camera and the commands from the
switcher are broadcast to all cameras via this program return feed.

Visit the Blackmagic Design
for more information.


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