Blackmagic Design announces ATEM switcher update 6.1

Blackmagic Design has announced the release of ATEM switcher update 6.1 which can be downloaded free of charge for existing ATEM switcher customers from Blackmagic Design’s website.

The new software includes features for Camera Control such as copying of color settings across camera, white balance displace and synchronized fading of audio and video. An adjustable display of white balance temperature has also been added, giving greater control over the color temperature of the camera and making it easy to ensure they are all matched for consistent program output.

The ATEM range of live production switchers include full camera control when used with the new Blackmagic Studio Camera or Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K models. These cameras are fully controlled via the SDI or optical fiber output connection that links the output of the ATEM switcher to the camera. Normally this connection allows camera operators to see program video from the switcher, but with the ATEM open standard SDI protocol, full camera control, tally and talkback is also included all in the same link.