Custom Max External needed (will fund project for the greater good!)

    Jan 13 2013 | 11:06 pm
    Hi dev list,
    I am in need of a custom external to control popular and relatively inexpensive video hardware: The Black Magic Design ATEM 1/ME (and variants 2/ME and 'TV Studio')
    BMD has published an SDK in C++ for Mac and Windows. The SDK handles all the network comm and message formatting... basically I need someone to write a max external that:
    - makes the TCP/IP connection - expose the necessary messages/calls with proper variable arguments - can return the state of the mixer using the included query messages.
    I am not interested in the entire SDK (which includes ability to upload media to the hardware) but merely the control messages (switching inputs and outputs.
    I don't intend this to be an object for sale, I would stipulate that the object be released to the community for free. I can also lend the hardware if necessary, or I can actively test builds here.
    I DO have decent funds available to fund the project, unless your interested for the sake of the challenge, or it is extremely easy :)
    PS This might have much interest out there for other users (especially jitter) as with the TVS you can mix/switch full HDMI in hardware for under $1000, and much more with the bigger models.
    links for your perusal here:
    if interested, reply here or email me directly:
    thanks for reading!

    • Jan 14 2013 | 7:39 am
      Hi Johnny, I'll make sure to spread the word! It's an admirable endeavour!
    • Jan 15 2013 | 9:46 am
      Hey Johnny, It would be really nice to have that ! Let us know !
    • Jan 24 2013 | 2:02 pm
      Did you find your man yet? I sent a couple of people in your direction, wondering if anything stuck?
    • Feb 13 2013 | 8:10 pm
      I am happy to report with the help of Sven * Telematique * in berlin we have a working (open frameworks) app which does OSC in/out with the ATEM - I have been working on nice max patches to go with it. We hope to have this posted on github very soon to share and continue the fine work. Stay tuned!
    • Feb 20 2013 | 8:32 pm
      hello max list, as johnny announced, i wrote a little app with openframeworks, which receives osc messages to control the blackmagic atem switches . so we can easyly control our atems with max :-)
      all the files you can download here:
      openframeworks app, sources, demo max standalon max and "max for live" patch included.
      have fun with it, sven
    • Feb 20 2013 | 8:48 pm
      Hi Sven, excellent work :)
      Please do publish this as a tool on the cycling74 website, too?
    • May 04 2013 | 7:13 pm
      Hi Sven, hi Telematique :-) Exactly what I was looking for... great work !