This is my first time writing, and thanks for the great article. I’m in the process of re-purposing a suite of rooms for our church media department to basically build out a production studio room (e.g., streaming computers, video production & graphics w/ an audio sweetening board.
I’m pulling together information on what to purchase that’s in keeping with today’s technologies, simple, not cheap but excellent quality, with automation and all of the accoutrements needed for the best possible quality. I’m getting a few tips from your article, the ATEM I’ve been looking at for a while, but not sold because it looks so small.
In summary, we have two Sons XF300’s and I’m thinking of purchasing a third along with at least three PTZ’s. Connections are going to be Cat6 driven, HDMI of course and hopefully say for me to train my volunteer staff on.
If you have any other ideas or suggestions, I’m open to hear since I’ve been out of this arena for a while. My degree is in Media Communications but the experience with audio, media and video encompass quite a few years since then.
Thanks & blessings!
It sounds like you are building quite a setup. If the ATEM Mini Extreme doesn’t do it for you, then I would recommend upgrading to the ATEM TV Studio, which will give you a more robust pro-grade switcher. The only downside is that the TV Studio doesn’t have a built-in encoder like the Extreme. So, you will be forced to put in another piece of hardware, like the Web Presenter to live stream, and if you want to record, probably looking at a Hyperdeck as well. With the setup you have, it probably makes sense to go for that more robust, pro-grade system. If you would like a custom quote on any hardware, let us know.
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