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control blackmagic ATEM Television Studio switcher

January 11, 2013 | 3:42 pm

Hello Max List,

I want to control blackmagic ATEM Television Studio switcher.
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,

January 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

Johnny DeKam

May 14, 2013 | 3:31 am

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June 12, 2014 | 6:03 pm

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?

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