Behind the Scenes with Unknown Vision
Fitting a live broadcasting package with a switcher in a single roller case nearly a decade ago might have seemed like science fiction, but with the NINJA CAST, this is all now made possible.
Fitting a live broadcasting package with a switcher in a single roller case nearly a decade ago might have seemed like science fiction, but with the NINJA CAST, this is all now made possible. Sam Carmex of Unknown Vision brings us aboard his live broadcast set where he utilizes the NINJA CAST to facilitate a full blown multicam broadcast. Pairing the AtomX CAST with the NINJA V, Sam pipes 4HDMI sources through the NINJA CAST unlocking multiview ready for ignition. With all 4 sources piped, Sam finds himself in a familiar UI with the NINJA V, enabling him to select the camera source for broadcast via touch or with the AtomX CAST’s physical buttons for a more tactile user experience.
Live production is a booming industry with an even larger demand. With the NINJA CAST, users can now harness the power of their already existing NINJA V to serve as a multiview hub, layer graphics, and output their sources to a laptop for streaming through software like OBS. Cutting the fat on broadcasting systems is integral for a streamlined and efficient workflow. With the NINJA CAST, Sam is able to monitor, control, record, and output all from one device. Sam is enabled to get closer to his source cameras, whilst overseeing the operations without being intrusive. In this way way, Sam has a direct line of communications with the camera operators and talent. Creating a broadcast station that can be as compact as this can be incredibly liberating, enabling any user to multicam from any location with HDMI source cameras, a laptop and a network connection.
The NINJA CAST’s versatility doesn’t stop there. With the NINJA CAST, you’ll find three additional HDMI outputs, so the broadcaster may supply additional reference monitors, or even provide a client program out for monitoring on set. Users will also be treated to an overview of each source’s specifications, detailing resolution, frame rates, and audio tracks. The physical function buttons found on the NINJA CAST can be utilized to access audio menus, Picture-in-Picture layout and programmable graphic overlay menus. Sam is able to not only broadcast his program, he’s empowered to record the program in a pristine ProRes format to be leveraged in delivery or for further editing at a later date inside his NLE of choice. Imagine all that you could achieve with the NINJA V and AtomX CAST combination for your evolving broadcasting requirements. The power and versatility of live streaming, all within the palm of your hands.
Sam Carmex has been livestreaming events and happenings for nearly a decade. Having also run an online radio station for nearly 6 years, he also has a strong interest in music and the local creative industry in Melbourne.
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