Controlling two ATEM with one Arduino ?

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Controlling two ATEM with one Arduino ?

Hello , I may buy a second TVS (HD) this winter and would like to control both TVS with one Arduino. Has someone already done this ? Is this possible ? My Idea would be to define two Varaibles ATEM1 and ATEM2....

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With a normal arduino not.. Not enough processing power to keep up.

But Skaarhoj does have a controller that you can buy that will run more atems from 1 panel.. You need a Unisketch controller.

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 So I may use two Arduinos in

 So I may use two Arduinos in one case for budget-reasons....

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I found this on youtube

 

See video

 

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My Idea

Hello Sam, thank you for the video. But I have another intention - Maybe silly....

I currently have an ATEM TVS (6 inputs). I plan to buy an additional TVS HD (8 inputs). So two units for failsave. But as long all works fine, I could use them as a "poor-mans 2ME mixer". For this, a console controlling both at the same time would be fine. 

I know, that a signal distribution is necessary for this idea....

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....  But as long all works fine, I could use them as a "poor-mans 2ME mixer". For this, a console controlling both at the same time would be fine.....

 

Not silly at all, we do this from time to time using a TVS and a 1me when our 2me is double booked. We take feeds from the 1me aux buses into the TVS with other sources to 'create' a 2nd me for switching to stage displays or projectors etc. Or to create a separate live stream to what's being recorded. Took a little practice when calling sources to get it right but works fine..

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One arduino, two network shields ??? 

Maybe coded so a particular button press action is sent via the appropriate network card / IP. 

You could recode ur current panel so top row switches sources to TVS preview,  bottom row switches sources to TVS HD preview.

And recode separate take buttons for each of the switchers.. 

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W5100 has 4 ports

You can use a standard Arduino W5100 ethernet shield as it is possible to connect 4 separate IP addresses..
 

If you use a W5200 you get 8.

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Unfortunately, I have to give back a test ATEM TVS HD today. But I'll try it (2 ATEM at on Arduiono with one Ethernetshield), when I have a second ATEM again. May be it is possible to fake the situation by using two varaibles to connect to the same ATEM...

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I run 4 devices

I run 4 devices at the same time on most of my products.

On my CCU controller I run ATEM, CCU Controller, SmartScope and Videohub.

On my Grass Valley controller I run ATEM, Panel Controller, CasparCG and Videohub.

On my ATEM expander I run 8 ATEM controllers at the same time but it is using a w5500 ethernet chip.

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