METAControl

METAControl


This App controls Blackmagic Design ATEM™ switchers from your Android device.

Supported devices: ATEM Television Studio, ATEM 1 M/E, ATEM 2 M/E and Production Studio 4K.

Requirements: Minimum software version 4.2 (Firmware 2.12)



Features:

All buttons are fully configurable with a long press:
phones: 14 buttons, 21 buttons optional on high resolution devices
tablets smaller than 10": 21 buttons, 28 buttons optional on high resolution devices
tablets with 10" and more: 40 buttons

inputs: Every input can be mapped to a button showing its current state (preview, program or not used).
auxiliary outputs: Every available input can be assigned to an auxiliary output.
transition control: Transition styles MIX, DIP, WIPE, STING and DVE can be selected.
upstream key control: Selection of upstream on air and on next transition.
downstream key control: Selection of downstream on air, tie and auto transition.
media player control: Full control over still & clip selection and media player operation
audio tally: Device says "Cam1 on preview", "Cam1 on air" or "Cam1 off", depending on the tally state.
Some of these features are available only in the pro version that can be purchased through the App.



METAControl requests these permissions:

'full network access' is needed to communicate with the switcher via network.
'view network connections' is needed to find out if the device is currently connected to any network.
'modify or delete the contents of your USB storage' is currently unused but will provide a way to store, import and export settings and macros.
'modify system settings' is being used to control the WiFi power saving function. In order to properly receive UDP packets in real time which is necessary for the ATEM protocol.
'prevent device from sleeping' allows the App to keep the screen on.
'control vibration' enables haptic feedback when touching buttons on the screen.



Privacy:

This App does NOT access, store nor transmit any personal information. This App does NOT make use of any advertisement frameworks nor user trackers.



Development:

The developer of this App is not related to Blackmagic Design. This App is a spare time project and comes without any warranty. If you want to take part in beta testing please visit the corresponding G+ community: https://plus.google.com/communities/117221306286394065935



Please make sure to load the latest official software on the ATEM device (current version is 4.2) as previous versions could lead to serious stability issues of your ATEM device! The support page can be found here: http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support

Recent changes:
- fixed auxillary output selection
- fixed media player pool selection
- fixed immediate buttons (mapping has to be configured again)
- USB host feature now optional
- fixed protocol stack for new data format of firmware 2.12 (ATEM version 4.2)
- added preliminary USB tally support
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About METAControl
This App controls Blackmagic Design ATEM™ switchers from your Android device.

Supported devices: ATEM Television Studio, ATEM 1 M/E, ATEM 2 M/E and Production Studio 4K.

Requirements: Minimum software version 4.2 (Firmware 2.12)



Features:



  • All buttons are fully configurable with a long press:
    • phones: 14 buttons, 21 buttons optional on high resolution devices
    • tablets smaller than 10": 21 buttons, 28 buttons optional on high resolution devices
    • tablets with 10" and more: 40 buttons


  • inputs: Every input can be mapped to a button showing its current state (preview, program or not used).
  • auxiliary outputs: Every available input can be assigned to an auxiliary output.
  • transition control: Transition styles MIX, DIP, WIPE, STING and DVE can be selected.
  • upstream key control: Selection of upstream on air and on next transition.
  • downstream key control: Selection of downstream on air, tie and auto transition.
  • media player control: Full control over still & clip selection and media player operation
  • audio tally: Device says "Cam1 on preview", "Cam1 on air" or "Cam1 off", depending on the tally state.
Some of these features are available only in the pro version that can be purchased through the App.



METAControl requests these permissions:



  • 'full network access' is needed to communicate with the switcher via network.
  • 'view network connections' is needed to find out if the device is currently connected to any network.
  • 'modify or delete the contents of your USB storage' is currently unused but will provide a way to store, import and export settings and macros.
  • 'modify system settings' is being used to control the WiFi power saving function. In order to properly receive UDP packets in real time which is necessary for the ATEM protocol.
  • 'prevent device from sleeping' allows the App to keep the screen on.
  • 'control vibration' enables haptic feedback when touching buttons on the screen.



Privacy:



This App does NOT access, store nor transmit any personal information. This App does NOT make use of any advertisement frameworks nor user trackers.



Development:



The developer of this App is not related to Blackmagic Design. This App is a spare time project and comes without any warranty. If you want to take part in beta testing please visit the corresponding G+ community: https://plus.google.com/communities/117221306286394065935



Please make sure to load the latest official software on the ATEM device (current version is 4.2) as previous versions could lead to serious stability issues of your ATEM device! The support page can be found here: http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support

Recent changes:
- fixed auxillary output selection
- fixed media player pool selection
- fixed immediate buttons (mapping has to be configured again)
- USB host feature now optional
- fixed protocol stack for new data format of firmware 2.12 (ATEM version 4.2)
- added preliminary USB tally support

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A Google User
Jun 2, 2014
5.1 the new switcher firmware appears to have broken this app any chance of an update coming soon ?? paid user fyi
A Google User
Feb 1, 2014
Excelent Good job:) Very usefull aplication!
A Google User
Dec 13, 2013
Getting better.
A Google User
Nov 25, 2013
Please update *edit in response to Dev: I realise now that the Android application is working fine and that the error was on my part. I was given a report from my team that it wasn't working since the update and realised they were using an Apple product (which actually has stopped working since the most recent iOS update) after submitting the report. So this app works perfectly for Android (score one for us!) and the devs are very quick to respond if you have issues. Galaxy Note 2 user.
A Google User
Nov 9, 2013
Amazing app Used this on my Lenovo Ideapad 6000 for control and directing IMAG for a show I am the production manager for and it worked beautifully, was able to get the shots we wanted while my assistant got the lower third working