In a recent article, we talked about a few of the benefits of streaming to Facebook Live, as well as the essential equipment required to take broadcasts from amateur to professional. Professional quality is really important in competitive mediums such as Facebook, where there's so much content available that only the best stands a chance of cutting through the noise. To that end, many projects find value in adopting a more television-style production approach, with use of a vision switcher becoming a great secret weapon.
One of the best switchers around is the new ATEM Television Studio HD from Blackmagic Design, and in this article we'll take a closer look at this unit's functions, as well as an optimal workflow.
Blackmagic continues its stellar record of keeping things beautifully simple.
Getting to know the ATEM Television Studio HD
The ATEM Television Studio HD is a live production switcher, with inputs for up to eight sources, and a wealth of high-end features that wouldn't look out of place on a top television program. From a practical perspective, it's easy to use and can be slotted into all sorts of different production environments – making it just as suitable for use in a high school as in a professional venue. A great example of this is the re-sync feature, which ensures clean switches regardless of the resolution or cameras being used.
From a design perspective, Blackmagic continues its stellar record of keeping things beautifully simple. The controls are uncluttered, easy to access and intuitive to use, while the unit's compact shape means it can easily sit on a desktop at home or in a professional studio.
Designing a creative streaming workflow
The ATEM isn't just about quick, convenient switching. It's also a powerful creative tool, providing everything from high-quality transitions to built-in audio mixing. In many ways, it's an all-in-one powerhouse for live production, but you will still need to use it in tandem with other devices to get your content onto the internet. For this purpose, products like the Matrox Monarch HD and AJA HELO are ideal, providing a simple and compact workflow that can be used anywhere at any time.
Of course, you'll still need the right production equipment, including cameras and microphones, but once you've got these organised, you'll be set up to stream (and just as importantly, record), on the world's biggest online platforms.
For more information on all things streaming, contact DVT today.
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