29. July 2021
Blackmagic Design introduce a new addition to the Blackmagic Web Presenter family of streaming devices. Thenew Blackmagic Web Presenter 4Kmodel offers H.264 video streaming in resolutions up to Ultra HD while maintaining the ability to convert and stream video in 1080p HD resolution as well. Streaming 1080p HD or 2160p Ultra HD video can also be accomplished using a USB reamer in webcam mode
Blackmagic Web Presenter is a hardware streaming solution with Ethernet network interface for direct streaming to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms. It is the successor to TV transmitters for the modern internet age audience! In addition, it offers a USB interface allowing it to be used in webcam mode with any streaming application including Skype or Zoom communication platforms. Streaming can be done via Ethernet interface or with 5G and 4G mobile phones. The Web Presenter also features a monitoring output displaying video, audio meters, and a variety of information about SDI data, etc.
Blackmagic Web Presenter supports all common streaming platforms; its hardware has been designed for professional, broadcast-quality streaming with no dropped frames. Setting up the device is simplicity itself: just connect it to the Internet and use the Web Presenter Utility to select the target platform and update the streaming key. It therefore does not require an additional computer or complicated streaming software to operate. Once connected to an SDI video source - such as a director or camera - it connects to the Internet directly, via the built-in network port or mobile phone data connection. Simultaneously, a USB output can also be used in webcam mode.
For streaming from locations outside the studio, a backup of the main Ethernet connection can be used in the form of a 4G/5G mobile data connection for iOS or Android phones. USB ports on the front and rear panel are used for this purpose: Blackmagic Web Presenter automatically detects the mobile connection and can use it for main streaming or as an automatic backup for the Ethernet connection. This setting is entirely up to the user.
For maximum compatibility, the Blackmagic Web Presenter is equipped with a pair of USB ports allowing streaming 1080 HD or up to 2160p Ultra HD (4K variant) video in webcam mode. It can therefore be connected to virtually any computer and use any software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Open Broadcaster, XSplit Broadcaster and many more.
Traditional broadcasters are a critical part of any TV station, but streaming servers are now just as important a link in the production chain. That's why Blackmagic Web Presenter is equipped with a monitoring output that displays audio levels, bitrate, current stream settings or SDI data information. The 1080 HD monitoring output is present on both SDI and HDMI interfaces and can therefore be used, for example, in conjunction with an SDI router (for multi-unit monitoring) as well as a conventional HDMI TV. The supplied Blackmagic Web Presenter Utility software for macOS and Windows is used to set up multiple Web Presenter devices as well as to update the firmware. USB and Ethernet interfaces provide connectivity to computers, and the front-facing LCD display can also be used to set up devices.
With a 12G-SDI input, the Blackmagic Web Presenter supports all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. There is also a 12G-SDI output for daisy chaining multiple Web Preseners and easy streaming to multiple platforms. The product uses Teranex technology to convert HD or Ultra HD video, which is further processed by a hardware-based H.264 encoder at resolutions of 1080p or up to 2160p - depending on the model. In addition to streaming, Blackmagic Web Presenter can also be used as a private, global SDI connection between sites: the optional ATEM Streaming Bridge product converts the H.264 stream back to SDI!
The redundancy of functions ensures high operational reliability of the device: in addition to the ability to stream via Ethernet interface and mobile connection, this includes power inputs for both AC and DC. This makes it possible to power it not only from the mains but also with batteries
The Blackmagic Web Presenter product is based on the modular Teranex Mini series. With a width of only 5.5" it is very easy to carry, and can just as easily be installed in an optional rack that can accommodate up to three devices, or additional products such as the ATEM Television Studio HD!
Main features of the Blackmagic Web Presenter HD
- Complete streaming solution for YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms
- Streaming via Etheret or 4G/5G phones connected to a USB interface
- Hardware H.264 encoder
- USB output in webcam mode for maximum compatibility
- Monitoring output incl. display of audio levels, bitrate and SDI metadata
- Web Presenter Utility configuration software for macOS and Windows
- 12G-SDI input with resolution conversion supporting both HD and Ultra HD technology
- AC and DC power inputs
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About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design's products are the industry leaders in video editing, digital film cameras, color correctors, video monitoring, signal switchers, disc recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software, in film, post-production and television. Blackmagic Design's DeckLink series of video recording cards have started a revolution in quality and accessibility. DaVinci's line of color video editing products have dominated the film and television market since 1984 and have been awarded Emmy™ awards, the television equivalent of the Academy Awards. Blackmagic Design continues to create innovative products in the field of stereoscopic production and 4K video processing. Blackmagic Design was founded by specialists in post-production and video editing and has offices in the U.S.A., the United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore and Australia. Formore information, visit www.blackmagicdesign.com.
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