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  • Help with setup for mobile sporting events

  • Winston A. Cely

    April 22, 2022 at 11:55 am

    I am a complete newbie to ATEM productions. I have an ATEM TV Studio Pro (not a Mini) and a Hypderdeck Studio HD Pro. We live-stream high school sporting events, therefore we are a mobile setup. I have three questions:

    1. How do we connect both devices together in order to utilize instant replays in our sporting events?

    2. How do I create custom titles that can be changed on the fly (think score, quarter, strikes, etc)?

    3. Is there in-person training available anywhere in my area (South Carolina)?

    As of right now, we do not use the Hyperdeck, and we use a third camera aimed at the scoreboard for the live updating of the score. This works, but we would like to make our streams look more “professional.”

    We can afford to get any equipment we need and would love to hear your suggestions. All of my searches have proven fruitless as most are aimed at the Blackmagic Mini’s or don’t address my specific questions above.

  • Lance Lewis

    April 30, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Winston,

    1. While you could use the hyperdeck studio HD Pro to do replays, it will have some limitations because it’s really not designed to do that. Here’s what you could do. You take your Aux out from your ATEM TV Studio Pro and bring that into your Hyperdeck. Take the output from your Hyperdeck and bring that into your ATEM TV Studio Pro (let’s assume this in on input 8). Set the Aux output to be a clean feed (this will give you a program output stripped of any overlay graphics)

    When a play is about to start, hit record on the hyperdeck. When the play is over, hit stop on the hyperdeck. Then put the hyperdeck into playback mode and cue the spot on the clip. Hit play on the hyperdeck and that will be coming in on Input 8. Cut to input 8 to display the replay. Dress it up even more with an upstream key with a graphic of “REPLAY” OR something like that.

    Not elegant, super clunky….but it should work.

    NOTE: There are designated replay appliances that you can purchase (BMD does not sell a dedicated replay machine at this time). Google “Sports Replays System”.

    2. This can be done in photoshop. Google “Photoshop Plugin for ATEM Software”

    3. I don’t know of anyone doing in person training as a dedicated position, but often you can find local companies that are willing to provide consulting. Check to see if there is a local videographer’s association. If that doesn’t work try calling or emailing local companies. If that doesn’t work, I’d be happy to talk to you over the phone! (I run an event video production company and do mobile set ups all the time. While I don’t cover sporting events, I am somewhat familiar with the needs. I am also a reseller for Blackmagic Design)

  • Winston A. Cely

    May 2, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Thank you so much for your in-depth reply! This will at least get me on the right track for testing (as we are winding down for the year) so that we can be ready for the next season.

    We were hoping for something more “built-in” for the titles, as the Photoshop system requires a computer setup, but it is what it is at this point. We were a little too used to the old Tricaster Mini that we had.

    I will certainly be in touch as we move forward with our mobile sports network. Thanks again!

  • Winston A. Cely

    May 2, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    I thought of a question; is it possible to use Photoshop on an iPad instead of a computer to do the live titling? This would help keep the setup small.

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