The Blackmagic Designs ATEM switches have a comprehensive desktop control application for Mac and PC computers snappily called “ATEM Software Control”
The ATEM software is perfect for its intended use: producing live shows in a multi-crew environment.
Most of the time I’m presenter, camera operator, and director and the ATEM software doesn’t cut it.
The App on the iTunes store “Strata Lite – Remote Control for ATEM Switchers” looks promising as a simple touch controller interface on an iPad. Unfortunately my experience (and others) is that the App is very unreliable and constantly closes or looses connection to the ATEM switch.
The ATEM software also hides one feature I really want to have quick access: Source selection for the Aux output.
Which was the motivation for developing a web control interface for the Blackmagic Design ATEM switches using nodejs.
The subject of another post to follow…