Our visit to ISE 2017 (Integrated Systems Europe) – Part 3
Our old friends over at Blackmagic did a first this year, they announced a new product at ISE, which tells us something. They are seeing what Dreamtek sees, the wall between AV and Broadcast is coming down and transitioning into a merged market.
ATEM Television Studio HD is the first big step for Blackmagic merging the markets. They have really recognised the transition in industries and AV/Broadcast becoming one. ATEM Television Studio HD is the FIRST live production switcher designed for both broadcasters and AV professionals. It includes 4x SDI and 4x HDMI inputs so you can connect up to 8 sources, and it supports all formats up to 1080p60! Packed with high end broadcast features, ATEM Television Studio HD has re-sync on all inputs so you always get clean switching whether you’re using professional or consumer cameras. Plus, you get multi view output so you can see all of your sources, preview and program on a single screen, aux out, built in talkback, 2 still stores, an audio mixer, camera control unit and more! ATEM Television Studio HD is perfect for live production, episodic television, web shows, AV or even live coverage of video gaming competitions! Simply plug in your cameras, game consoles or computers and start switching live! Get in touch if you want to arrange a loan to get testing!
With BMD announcing the new Blackmagic Web Presenter you can make any professional SDI and HDMI video source appear as a USB webcam for higher quality web streaming using software such as Skype or streaming platforms such as YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Twitch.tv, Periscope etc. Which is fantastic, but what’s even better is the price point. $495!
Finally we had a look at the HyperDeck Studio Mini. Our chief engineer was rather excited by this and it’s no wonder!
HyperDeck Studio Mini is a miniaturised broadcast deck that’s so compact and portable you can use it anywhere! Even at this incredibly tiny size, you get a professional deck that records and plays back broadcast quality 10-bit video as ProRes files on commonly available SD and UHS-II cards. It’s packed with features like 6G-SDI for working with all formats up to 2160p30, HDMI 2.0 for monitoring, dual SD card slots for non-stop recording and a reference output with built in sync generator that lets you daisy chain and synchronise multiple decks together! The Dual Link 6G-SDI out can even be used to playback 720 and 1080 HD 4:4:4:4 files to separate fill and key outputs! HyperDeck Studio Mini includes industry standard RS-422 deck control, a built in power supply and ethernet with PoE+ for custom control solutions and uploading media via FTP!
We loved ISE 2017 and the new product ranges it’s showed us, If you are interested in any of the products I’ve blogged about, give me a shout and we can arrange a demo or loan for you.
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