Issue 28



8 October 2014

Blackmagic Design’s new software update 6.1 for its ATEM switcher, available now from the company’s website, adds new camera control features including a copy and paste function that allows color correction settings to be copied across camera controllers, either individually or to all cameras without affecting iris, focus, coarse and pedestal settings. This means color correction settings can easily be copied for the consistent and unified color look critical in a live production environment.


An adjustable display of white balance temperature has also been added, conveniently located next to the shutter and gain control, giving greater control over the colour temperature of the camera and making it easy to ensure they are all matched for consistent program output. Users can also now fade audio and video together, using Audio Follow Video (AFV) and selecting Fade to Black, making it easy to switch from a program, end a recording or move to a commercial break.

“The response to camera control in the ATEM switcher software panel has been amazing, people have really been able to take advantage of directly controlling camera color using the ATEM switcher software,” says Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty. “Customers have given us some great suggestions so we have prioritised these and are continuously releasing updates with these exciting new features. Copy and paste for camera control set up as well as white balance temperature adjustment make it incredibly quick and easy for our customers to set up multiple cameras for live production and achieve amazing image consistency.”

ATEM Camera Control – Key Features

  • Colour control for up to 20 cameras
  • Familiar Da Vinci YRGB style live color grading including lift, gamma and gain control
  • CCU style operation for the most commonly used operations of iris and pedestal levels
  • Copy and paste color corrector settings to one or group of cameras
  • 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 grading
  • Clear ‘On Air’ indication in user interface reduces the possibility of mistakes
  • Lock function stops accidental changes


Source: media release

Software update here


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