control blackmagic ATEM Television Studio switcher


    Jan 11 2013 | 3:42 pm
    Hello Max List,
    I want to control blackmagic ATEM Television Studio switcher. http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/de/products/atemtelevisionstudio/ It is an cheep and professinal hdmi switcher and mixer where blackmagic provides a sdk. I want to control it over ethernet, later ableton live.
    Perhaps some of you did this before and can give me a hint or share some code. Dont want ton reinvent the wheel;-)
    All the best, tt

    • Jan 13 2013 | 4:40 pm
      I have a similar need to control ATEM(s) -- and have looked deeper into it.
      The official ATEM SDK doesn't document the TCP/IP or UDP calls for controlling the mixer directly through ethernet. Instead it provides the C++ libraries one needs to write a max external to do the job. Therefore one will need to volunteer to write the external, or I personally would be interested in paying for this object. I will post to the DEV section of the forums and see if there is any interest.
      meanwhile, there has been some effort in other software, hardware platforms to make cheap controllers or custom software. You can sift through the atemuser site more info http://atemuser.com/
      Johnny DeKam
    • May 14 2013 | 10:31 am
      In case you missed it...
    • Jun 13 2014 | 1:03 am
      I am interested in controlling my ATEM switcher and tested ofAtem, but it doesn't seem to work with the current version of the Blackmagic software. I contacted the softer designer but he doesn't respond. Anyone else have this working?
    • Dec 22 2015 | 10:45 pm
      Hi, Any news of controlling ATEM within Max ? Thx.
    • Dec 22 2015 | 10:53 pm
      I have contacted Cycling '74 and I think they are going to work on it for the Max community. No confirmation yet, but it sounds positive.
    • Jul 17 2017 | 4:58 pm
      did anyone successfully run ofAtem on a current mac/atem television studio hd combo? ofAtem crashes on startup for me..
    • Jul 17 2017 | 10:01 pm
      I am certain it hasn't been kept up with ATEM's sdk, or current OS etc, but it ran pretty good back in the day
      Johnny
    • Jul 21 2017 | 12:21 am
      I have used both ofATEM and atemOSC and prefer the latter for more control with my ATEM Television Studio. https://www.buechele.cc/blog/2013/2/5/atemosc-a-osc-bridge-to-control-atem-switchers. It works great with Max. No problems at all for the past couple of years.
    • Jul 23 2017 | 12:40 am
      thank you ! got atemOSC working perfectly! :)
    • Jul 23 2017 | 1:11 am
      That's great! Let me know how it works for you. Randall