Expanded API offers integrated video production16 September 2017
Easier integration with third-party tools is the promise for Multicam’s all-in-one production systems thanks to a new, expanded Application Programming Interface
(API). It will also enable customers to create their own alternative interfaces to control Multicam systems and customise their workflows.
The enhanced API supports all Multicam broadcast and professional AV solutions. It is based on the Representational State Transfer (REST) protocol, and allows every aspect of the systems – including configuring PTZ camera pre-sets, switching, recording, streaming and applying different scenes and titles – to be controlled remotely across a network.
Many third-party systems – from automation and playout systems to dedicated control surfaces – are already compatible with the REST-based API, enabling
Multicam products to be easily integrated into existing workflows with only minor configuration or programming effort on the controlling devices.
“The expanded Multicam API enables tight interoperability” with third-party products or with users own existing custom applications and management systems
“while giving users the flexibility to control our systems from a variety of connected devices such as phones, tablets, automation systems and dedicated hardware controllers,” said Stan Walbert, CEO of Multicam Systems.