Touch screen multiview for Blackmagic ATEM switchers!
. I have MixEffect Pro running here on the iPad and Im going to add a multiview switcher in there. So I can edit this main page here and then to the top section Im going to add the multiview switcher one., Since the ATEM that I have has two multiviews Im just going to add the first one for now., So Ill. Add multiview switcher one here and then Ill edit. The order and move that to the top of the stack. Hit done and leave the settings., And already you can see it pop up here. I have the multiview on the iPad. Lets just hide some stuff out of the way, and I can tap around already and See things go into preview. So, as I tap between these screens here they go into the preview section of the ATEM multiview. And then, if I was to tap the preview, it goes into program. And you can see on the main multiview of the switcher that Ive Recorded it takes effect right away.. I can also double tap any of these sections here, to go straight to program with them and, like I said, just tap them once to go into preview.. Now, if I wanted to rearrange the multiview and decide whats going to go in each box, I can do that right from the screen here.. I can tap and hold on this box here and then choose from the list – a different camera, for example this overhead camera, and it goes into preview.
And when Im ready, I can cut and take that into program.. I could also do a auto transition. If I wanted by pressing and holding here and then hitting auto on the list. Theres, a nice, auto, transition., Youll – probably notice already that – were just pressing on black boxes here and not really sure entirely what were cutting to, except for the small labels. But we can take things a step further by adding custom imagery. Over on the documentation which I have added below. You can add source images.. We can scroll down to that section here and I can add my own custom images to show up in the multiview.. Just before I made this video, I grabbed a few screenshots of my main camera, my overhead camera and the iPad. So lets use those.. I have three images: here. One is my overhead camera.. The next one is my main camera shot., And then I have my laptop screenshot. Ive added these images to Dropbox, and I can just copy a Dropbox link here and head back over to the iPad. Within the iPad interface. I want to go back to the switcher settings here of my Constellation.. I want to edit those and scroll down to the source images, section here. And, for example, on my main camera. I know that comes in on input number two, so Ill put a two: a colon, a space and then paste in that image from Dropbox.
Im, also going to borrow one of these images from the documentation, here. Theres, an AppleTV.png. Ill, just copy that link and then Paste it into my iPad., My Apple TV is connected to input number three, so Ill, just paste that in here and then change the input to input number three.. So, with all those images added I can hit save if head back into the switcher panel of my ATEM, give it a few seconds for the images to load, and you can see them pop in here.. It looks really great. And it really helps to have these images in place here for illustration purposes.. I know theyre just static, but at least I know what camera Im going to show.. So if I tap on the Apple TV here, I can tell its in preview. And if I hit on that again, I can see its going to go into program.. Lets. Take this one step further with a tappable multiview with actual live signals in it. On my PC back there I have a capture card set up and Im sending a multiview from my ATEM into that capture card and then into video.ninja. Over here on the Mac. I can see that signal coming in nicely and I can also copy that solo link and use it in MixEffect. Back over on MixEffect. Here I want to jump in edit this page and add a new section. Ill go add a panel to the top here and then scroll down to the remote web view option.
There. It is right there. I can scroll down here and see my remote web view.. I want to jump into the settings of that and then edit, the URL. And Ill just paste in the URL that I grabbed from my Mac. A second ago. Hit, okay, wait a few seconds, and then I can press play whenever the icon, pops up. And now you can see my ATEM multiview show up within MixEffect., And this is where things get pretty cool, because I can now overlay the multiview. On top of that and then tap on, that. Youll notice, I have a little one and a two here on my iPad and thats, because I have two multiviews on this ATEM.. But if I tap on number one youll see some labels just pop up and jump in front of the other labels that were on the video signal.. Now I can see what Im doing and I can tap around and jump between preview on different shots.. This is a great way to show what youre actually going to do.. So, for example, I can go to color bars here.. I can also see the two colors that I have in my ATEM. Or I can jump back to my main camera and then I can double tap that to send it into program. Works, really nicely. Just like before. I can tap and hold on the preview here and send the source in there that I want to.
, For example, lets send in oh, I dont know I dont have much here. Web presenter. And thatll come up in the preview and then I can cut to that. If I want to. And into my video. Just a couple more things here., If your ATEM has the ability to have a multiview rearranged, you can do that within MixEffect. Over here on my settings for this ATEM I can scroll down and see the multiview settings and Then I can choose how I want my multiview to be laid out.. I can do this for up view here and you can see on my ATEM that its changed., I could use any of these views. I want here, but I do prefer this one here. And scrolling down a little further. I can also change whats on preview program or in any of these boxes.. So, for example, if I didnt want my color bars in here, but I wanted to put my camera three in there – I can do that right from MixEffect. And one last tweak. I can change the background color behind images as well., So, for example, if I want the Apple TV to show up a little bit clearer here on the screen, I can go back to the settings here, edit them scroll down to the source images, and then I Want to grab that Apple TV, one so number three here I can add a color by adding a hex value and Ill just choose full white FFFFFF.
Hit save on that. And back in the switcher panel. Here I can see a white background on the Apple TV and its much clearer., And finally, this is a really nice way to just give one person control of an ATEM without giving them all the options available.. For example, I can hide away a lot of the stuff here and just show that one touchscreen multiview.. I could in fact, edit this page, remove everything else here and then only give them access to this one thing and they can tap between the sources as they wish.. I hope you find that useful and do let me know in the comments below if youve used this or how you might use this for your setup and if you have any thoughts or feedback. Just let me know, and I can pass them along to Adam – the developer of the app. Thanks for watching.