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Macro-like control for Blackmagic switchers

15 July 2013
Macro-like control for Blackmagic switchers

The latest ATEM 4.1 software update will be featured at Blackmagic Design’s IBC stand. The new version lets customers save and restore full or partial switcher states on all ATEM production switchers.

It also adds 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 framerates for the ATEM Production Studio 4K model.

The progressive framerates mean the ATEM Production Studio 4K connects to a wider range of HD devices including consumer HDMI and professional SDI cameras, routers, and media playout servers.

Save and restore can be used in three ways: Save and restore the entire switcher state, save only a piece to restore, or load just a piece of an entire saved state.

Customers can save to a laptop, hard disk or USB and plug in to load saved states at their next session using any ATEM production switcher, in any location. Each new saved state is saved to a folder as a new file with time and date stamp.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be able to give our customers powerful macro-like control of their ATEM switchers,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Now they can save entire switcher states or just part of a switcher state for keyers, audio mixer and even SuperSource on the ATEM 2 M/E to XML files. Customers can save as many settings files as they like and recall them as they want, just like macros.”

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