Atem 6.7 release

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Atem 6.7 release

Well BMD just released the Atem 6.7 software :

 

What's new in ATEM 6.7

  • Update via ethernet
  • New ATEM Setup application
  • Support for the GVG 100 Protocol
  • Mute for talkback on audio channels 15 and 16
  • General performance and stability updates

 

I find that update via ethernet is a nice feature and i have great expectation with support for the GVG 100 protocol, but as usual BMD doesn't provide informations...

I hope someone here could test it :-) This could be really interesting for an alternative control panel

 

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GVG100
Nemo wrote:

What's new in ATEM 6.7

  • Support for the GVG 100 Protocol

Wow, some of the decisions they make are seriously strange - Don't get me wrong adding GVG100 is a great idea as so much stuff out there already talks GVG100, and hence this makes the integration with existing solutions FAR better. However..... doing it now...... after so many years.... is a weird one.

Nemo wrote:

I find that update via ethernet is a nice feature and i have great expectation with support for the GVG 100 protocol, but as usual BMD doesn't provide information...

I hope someone here could test it :-) This could be really interesting for an alternative control panel.

You can be relatively certain that this is about to be extensively investigated and tested.

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It will be interesting to see

It will be interesting to see if this update fixes the issue that affects some ATEMs not storing settings after reboot.

I will try mine but only once I am sure there is no issues with units being bricked.

Tim

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It's a major update Tim, I

It's a major update Tim, I will say both our 1ME 4K, and 2ME Original upgraded smoothly, and very quickly in comparison to previous updates.

The new setup utility looks slick, but the big "Updates over the LAN instead of USB" won't be tested until the "next update", as you obviously need the 6.7 update to support this.

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UDP protocol in version 6.7

Today we (@ SKAARHOJ) checked the new update. UDP protocol in version 6.7 seems to be largely unaffected by the additions of GVG100 support and Ethernet updates. So, it's expected that everyone using our Arduino ATEM libraries will not experience any problems. Otherwise let us know.

(BTW, has anyone else experienced ATEM switchers which after boot may sometimes flicker with vertical thin gray lines? This is a bug introduced in some firmware after 6.3...)

 

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JohnBengston wrote:

Wow, some of the decisions they make are seriously strange - Don't get me wrong adding GVG100 is a great idea as so much stuff out there already talks GVG100, and hence this makes the integration with existing solutions FAR better. However..... doing it now...... after so many years.... is a weird one.

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Yeah it's almost like they have just hired someone who's an RS422 geek to the team.. GVG100 & VISCA are both interesting, but strange choices to support. It's a shame that they haven't expanded the VISCA support to include that actually useful stuff (preset save and recall, iris and focus control) I'm hopeful that this new enthusiasm for protocols might lead them to publishing the underlying ATEM UDP protocol. 

 

I'm really not sure why they would do GVG100 as its such an old protocol, but I'm guessing it is a specific request from a broadcaster who needs to integrate the atem with some other kit. 

 

It's interesting, and the direction that i've always hoped they would go in. Its just a shame that they have taken so long to get to this point!

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Tom Bassford wrote:

I'm really not sure why they would do GVG100 as its such an old protocol, but I'm guessing it is a specific request from a broadcaster who needs to integrate the atem with some other kit. 

There is a lot of software out there that talks GVG100, GVG200 and the other GV Mixer Control protocols. For example a JM user / ATEMUser contacted me about CuePilot, which they run to automate the camera selection and cuts for Live Music performances.

http://www.cuepilot.com/products/

It's a pretty cool system to watch in the Vimeo split screen demos. 

BMD adding GVG100 probably eliminates the need to use JustMacros as an intermediate gateway. 

Personally I feel the use-case that applies to the RS422 for the average ATEM user, is for risk-mitigation around the scenario where the network goes down for any reason during a Live. The ability to have a backup route for control - or at least cutting up cameras (emergency cut mixer mode) reduces the risk of using ATEMs in broadcast critical environments.

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Television Studio USB streaming not working

The 6.7 version does no longer support USB streaming on Television Studio. Within Media Express or other applications Television Studio is not shown as a recording device. Can anyone confirm this?

 

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USB recording not working on 6.7

Same here, on 6.7 version of atem software control 6.7 usb recording or streaming not working. Any fix?

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Yes bug confirmed here too

Yes bug confirmed here too (on windows 7 at least, haven't tried osx)

BUG: BMDStreamingServer.exe not present (causes mxlight to fail to record)

BUG: Media Express cannot start at all - QTSingleApplication.dll missing

 

SOLUTION: Install Desktop Video 10.5.4 - this restores recording in both MXLight and Media Express. 

 

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Bug with 6.7 release

Hi,

 

Sorry about my English, it's not my first language.

I got the same bug as you with the new release of Atem software (version 6.7)

Before this new version I was able to stream live directly with livestream Producer, I just had to choose the atem devices on the source.

With this new version, I'm not able to do it anymore, the atem devices isn't there like usual on livestream...

I have install Destop Video 10.5.4 but still don't work!

 

Does anyone have this bug and are able to fix it?

Thanks!

Alexandre

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Uninstall the Atem Switcher

Uninstall the Atem Switcher software and anything else you may have put on there from Blackmagic...reboot...install the "Switcher" version that was working before, not the stand alone desktop video application.  I believe desktop video gets installed with the ATEM Software version you choose from. Connect to switcher and use the USB 3.0 cable to update/downgrade the firmware on your ATEM. Test

If everything is working fine dont upgrade anything unless you absolutely need a feature that has been added or you can get burned.

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I have try it but I'm not

I have try it but I'm not able to downgrade the Atem software on m'y Atem television studio...

How do you do this??

thanks again!

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After you uninstall the old

After you uninstall the old ATEM software and install the ATEM software version that was working before, connect to your ATEM studio like you normally do and you should get a message that says an update is needed....this will downgrade the firmware on your ATEM. Use the setup utilty that is in the folder along with your ATEM Software Application. Make sure usb cable is connected.

From the manual:

Connect the switcher via the USB port.

If your switcher is running ATEM software 6.6 or later and you already have your switcher
connected to your computer via Ethernet, you can simply update via the Ethernet connection.

When upgrading software via USB, make sure the switcher is the only ATEM device connected
via USB to the computer running the setup utility software. If more than one ATEM device is
connected, the switcher may not be recognized.

Launch Blackmagic ATEM Setup.

If the switcher software requires updating, you will be prompted by a window asking if you
would like to update the software. Click 'update' to initiate the update process, which may
take a few minutes. It's important you don't unplug the power from the switcher during the
software update.

Once the software update is complete, a window will prompt you to cycle power on the
switcher. Turn your switcher off and on, then 'close' the dialog box 

 

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HaHa...they are up to there

HaHa...they are up to their old tricks Tom! Using us as Guinea Pigs....oink, oink

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Well Tom, i'm using Atem

Well Tom, i'm using Atem Television Studio. I do install Desktop Video 10.5.4 over atem software control 6.7 but it ask me to use or search to use usb3 devices, ATS has usb2 only and didn't pop up any device in list to use.
I had to downgrade to earlier version of atem software control, which is stable.
I'm happy whith it, but lately it loose Ethernet connection. Why is that happens? Sorry for my poor english. Thank you.

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What operating system are you

What operating system are you using?

 

I'd suggest the following, uninstall every blackmagic product you have. Reboot between each uninstall. Reboot again and then install 6.7 connect the USB cable to the ATEM and run ATEM switcher setup. Let it upgrade your firmware if it thinks it needs to. Disconnect the USB and reboot both the ATEM and your computer at the end of the upgrade.  

Then install desktop video 10.5.4 then reboot everything. 

Then reconnect the ATEM USB and see the found new hardware pop up. Do not allow it to connect to windows update. Wait a couple of minuets and then try opening media express and seeing if you can select the ATEM and capture video. 

This worked for me on windows 7 pro 64bit. 

good luck. 

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I use win 8.0 64bit   Well, I

I use win 8.0 64bit
 
Well, I tried almost everything you said in this order:
 
- uninstall every blackmagic product i have
 
- reboot once
 
- install 6.7
 
- connect usb cable and run switcher setup, do the firmware upgrade.
 
- reboot ONLY the ATEM
 
- install  desktop video 10.5.4
 
- reboot ONLY Laptop
 
from this point search for capture device, nothing pop up. I was in a bit a hurry, the event its about to start, for safety I downgrade to 6.6.
 

I'll try what you said in that order in a few days. Maybe I did something wrong

 

What about "Do not allow it to connect to windows update"? why is that?
 
Thamk you.

 

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Hi, It is probably worth

Hi,

It is probably worth trying to see if you can see the device, after installing desktop video but before reboot. 

I have had issues with Windows 10 where the capture works after installing the capture driver but not after the reboot. 

Tim

 

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I have no interest in windows

I have no interest in windows 8 or 10, upgrade your machine to windows 7 if you want it to work properly. 

 

sorry 

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Win 7 no longer supported
Tom Bassford wrote:

I have no interest in windows 8 or 10, upgrade your machine to windows 7 if you want it to work properly. 

Tom I'm the same but I have stopped updating the firmware in my ATEMS because win 7 is no longer supported and I don't want to take the chance of instability in production machines.

what are your thoughts on this? 

David

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As has been proven by this

As has been proven by this 6.7 release the ATEM system is not properly tested by Blackmagic before release. As such you take a chance whenever you update and it's vital that you test the functionality properly before doing a show. In my opinion the idea that win 7 is no longer supported makes no difference. I'd argue that neither win 8 or win 10 are properly tested or supported either.  If I wasn't so used to it I'd describe the whole situation as laughable. 

blackmagic gear is cheap, releases are rushed out the door without proper testing, updating a system is risky and probably not recommended unless it offers genuine new features which you want to use. 

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well, it happened again ... but I found a solution.

Following a defect hdd had to reinstall the operating system.
I installed Win 10. I thought to try again in the new 6.9 update of the TVS.
Just after installation ATEM control, desktop video, I received the error and the TVS was not recognized as a capture device
My solution was to not connect to the system via USB the TVS, not let the operating system to look for drivers for the TVS, I installed all the software, including desktop video, restart the system without having to connect via USB the TVS just at the end. In this way the the TVS has been recognized as the capture device. It's normal to be so? it's not weird?